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Imaginative Minds specialises in products that raise standards of teaching and learning using critical and creative thinking.
Imaginative Minds specialises in products that raise standards of teaching and learning using critical and creative thinking.

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Key Players: High School Networking Effects On Earnings

This report by the University of Sussex shows that school children with more friends earn more as adults, so highlighting the long-term financial benefits of being sociable.

http://library.teachingtimes.com/articles/key-players_270415.htm
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ICT is the most important subject for modern kids; Computing becomes a favourite school subject; Third of parents confident that websites support curriculum; and more in the latest e-Learning Update
http://library.teachingtimes.com/articles/elu51_news_update.htm
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Have you cracked the code of the new computing curriculum?

The new computing curriculum came into force back in September; so the pressure is now on to deliver outstanding results. Here, primary deputy head Anthony Sharp explains the steps his school has taken to successfully deliver new terrifying topics such as algorithms, logical reasoning and debugging.

http://imcreativeteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/delivering-the-new-computing-curriculum.html
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The Most Able Students - This Ofsted report finds that schools are still not doing enough to ensure the most able children fulfil their potential. Many of the most able children who attend non-selective secondary schools are failing to achieve their potential, compared with students who attend selective and independent schools. The report follows up on an earlier survey carried out in 2013 – and concludes that very few improvements have been made over the intervening two years.
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An important part of reading is exploring characters and the role they play in a story. Empathy is a key word here – children have to be able to put themselves in a character’s shoes and think about their motives and emotions. So here are 5 speaking and listening activities to explore characters and motive ‪#‎FreeArticleFriday
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Mapping the Exclusion Process: Inequality, Justice and the Business of Education.

This small scale, qualitative study by The Community Empowerment Network examines how the rapid restructuring of the English education system and recent changes to the exclusion appeals process is shaping the respective practices of parents, schools and local authorities

http://library.teachingtimes.com/articles/exclusion-process_090315.htm
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The new Professional Development Today is out now!
Mind the gap: theory and practice in professional learning

The use of enquiry to develop teachers’ practice is now a widespread phenomenon, but is there sufficient clarity about how this contributes to the creation of knowledge about teaching and learning? Vivienne Baumfield looks at the considerable heritage of this work and asks fundamental questions about the potential gap between theory and practice in professional learning
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School Improvement In London: A Global Perspective.
This CfBT Education Trust charity report considers how successful London's schools have been over the past decade and identifies what might be learned from the transformation that is relevant to policymakers and educationalists worldwide.

http://library.teachingtimes.com/articles/london-schools_030315.htm
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Are The Chinese That Much Better Than Us?
Children of cleaners in Shanghai outperform the sons and daughters of UK doctors and lawyers in global maths tests reason, according to the OECD. But is this down to good teachers, the Chinese culture, or something else entirely?

http://imaginativeminds-mail.co.uk/interface/external_view_email.php?AO~NUajOScz2RQ_US
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