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http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/30-ipad-apps-smoother-running-classroom/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

31-ipad-apps-for-smoother-running-classroom31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management.

Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency.

Workflow is about clarity, tools,… Continue reading

http://montrose42.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/we-must-address-now-the-skills-mismatch-says-bcc-poor-careers-guidance-part-of-the-problem/

WE MUST ADDRESS NOW THE SKILLS MISMATCH SAYS BCC-POOR CAREERS GUIDANCE PART OF THE PROBLEM

BCC joins others in calls for quality careers guidance and education in schools

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on 30 January published its… Continue reading

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2014/01/13/self-evaluations-the-key-to-career-development/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

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After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then reviewed by the employee’s manager and, often times, included in the employee’s annual performance appraisal and personnel file in HR.

While many people scoff at this process and don’t take it seriously, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career development. Just like with most things in life, the more effort you put into your self-evaluation, the more you’ll get out of the entire performance appraisal process. Continue reading

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25945413

Warning of worsening in UK skills shortage

By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter

2 hours ago

plumber Skills shortages were found in trades like plumbing, as well as health and social care

Worsening shortages of skills may stop UK… Continue reading

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Uni degree vs apprentice

By Ruth Tierney 00:01 26 Jan 2014, updated 00:55 26 Jan 2014

Louisa landed a costume apprenticeship and the Royal Opera House

Is it any wonder that savvy school leavers are spurning increasingly expensive universities in favour of modern apprenticeships? Ruth Tierney investigates

Louisa landed a costume apprenticeship and the Royal Opera House
Louisa landed… Continue reading

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25906736

Michael Gove denies attack on Ofsted chief

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Michael Gove and Sir Michael Wilshaw Michael Gove (left) appointed Sir Michael Wilshaw in January 2012

Education Secretary Michael Gove has denied claims his team briefed against England’s chief inspector of schools, saying anyone who… Continue reading

https://www.i-l-m.com/Insight/Inspire/2013/December/better-development-discussions?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

How to have better development discussions

Development discussions

Discussions about development are often tacked onto the end of a performance review – but you can get so much more out of them if they’re approached properly, says Nicholas Roi

When it… Continue reading

http://blog.wiziq.com/10-things-you-should-unlearn-before-starting-to-teach-online/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD UNLEARN BEFORE STARTING TO TEACH ONLINE

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1) Unlearn Telling Students to Stop Using their Mobiles in Class.

Online teaching embraces mobile learning. Rather… Continue reading

http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/11516/no-more-neets-a-plan-for-all-young-people-to-be-learning-or-earning

No more NEETs: A plan for all young people to be learning or earning

This paper sets out a strategy for radically increasing the proportion of young people who are learning or earning, by fixing the broken school-to-work transition… Continue reading

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2012/dec/01/outstanding-lessons-daily-impossible-secret-teacher

Secret Teacher: we can’t be outstanding every day, so why judge us on that?

Priorities. We don’t always agree on them, we sometimes lose sight of them, we often get them wrong, but I think we can all agree… Continue reading

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The future of Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications – it’s all change – FE News

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

It’s been another month of change and challenge as the Government publishes its Apprenticeship implementation plan, ‘The Future of… Continue reading

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Employer ownership: the future of skills? – FE News

Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

The FE sector has been inundated with reports lately, and a common theme that has emerged is how employers must take more ownership of skills.… Continue reading

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