Accelerated-Learning.co.uk

Book store for fantastic range of reads on accelerated learning. Clearly defined and well organised categories including brain compatible learning, multiple intelligence, MFL and Music and lots more.

Acceleratedlearning.co.uk

A different take on the theme of accelerated learning with some articles, advice and information on this critical aspect of a teachers toolkit.

Acceleratedlearning.com

An excellent site that looks at how to learn ‘smarter’ and gives you a personal learning styles profile by answering a few questions. There are some free resources and ideas but there are also CDRoms for sale.

AQA

UK based exam board with links to curriculum content.

Association of School and College Leaders

A professional body for school leader (formerly SHA). Covering recent developments in the world of school leadership and information for those aspiring to these positions.

bee-it!

This is a well established website that provides news and resources to help you incorporate ICT into teaching and learning. Packed with useful ideas and a supplier directory, bee-it is a great place to look for information and support. Free newsletters provide you with some great tips and advice – registration is free and simple. Highly recommended!

Creative Education

A well established leader in providing training and coaching to support all aspects of the education profession. A wide range of courses on offer and the site is easy to use. Register for free to receive the full range of benefits.

Do you trust engineers?

This is great for observation skills, general shock and awe and inspiring creativity and imagination. Useful for a number of different lessons too.

Dragonfly Training

A well-established successful UK and International training company. Hundreds of courses to choose from across all subjects and training needs. There is also an excellent range of free resources and materials available for download. Register for free to access the best materials.

Edexcel

UK based exam board with links to curriculum content.

Edte.ch presents Interesting ways to ........

This is the brainchild of Tom Barrett who has put together a range of excellent professional development opportunities. Find one you are interested in and start an amazing journey. Collaborate with others and share your brainwaves. Check out the home page for the most recent ideas and contributions.

Guardian Teacher Network

This a fantastic place to look for free teaching resources. The Guardian have done an excellent job of organising this to make navigation easy and reliable. From ages 4-18, there are thousands of resources uploaded by teachers. The newsletter highlights some great new additions and time saving search tips. There are also links to the best of Education news from The Guardian. Follow them on Twitter @GuardianTeach for regular updates. We think you will really like this!

I Can Teach Creative

A design agency for people in education. Simple, effective and bespoke designs for classrooms, corridors, public profile pages, displays, postcards, sticker sets and much more. Take a look at the range of ideas and get in touch for a first class service to help you build your school’s profile. Our most recent project was with Causeway School, in East Sussex, looking at skills for young people and how these could be developed and promoted in the classroom and around the school.

Independent Thinking

For fifteen years Independent Thinking has been working to bring the best out of young people and those who work with them, focusing on areas including thinking, learning, motivation and creativity. Ian Gilbert is one of the leading exponents of high quality training and his team of associates come highly recommended. The website has lots of ideas, articles and thought-provoking materials. Well worth a look.

Jing

A great way to capture whats happening on your screen and share it with others. Make tutorials that will save you explaining things to people, comment on your photos or collaborate with colleagues. Easy to use trial version for Mac and PC.

Kahoot!

This is not simply a game-based learning space but an opportunity to challenge learners to participate and be involved in the process. It deepens the understanding and provides evidence of progress with its backroom statistics and analysis so that teachers can see who did what. Set up your own Kahoot! quizzes or borrow and adapt one of thousands that have been generated by other teachers, saving you hours of precious time. Students love it. Be prepared for the buzz of a Kahoot! session.

Life Coach Directory

Life Coach Directory is a website aiming to spread awareness of the life coaching practice, as well as making it much more accessible so that everyone has the opportunity to experience the positive benefits. It aims to be the leading service for providing advice and information about the practice in the UK – connecting individuals looking for ways to move forward positively, with the largest network of coaches in the UK. There are lots of useful articles on NLP and solution focused thinking. Worth a look…..

Marcus Cherrill

A great place to find top tips for using music in the classroom. Advice on new tech and digital literacy. Marcus is a Google Educator and consultant to business and education on productivity and creativity.

Merlin John Online

Merlin John is a highly respected and well renowned voice of authority in the world of Education. His website provides a unique perspective on the people and ideas that are driving Education in the right direction. A good starting point for new ideas and innovation.

Multiple Intelligences Test

Birmingham Grid for Learning provide a really easy way to find out where your strengths lie and how to make the best of them. Analyse the results by gender and age or compare a whole class. Really interesting.

Music4Learning - Health and Wellbeing

An extract from a comprehensive work by Professor Susan Hallam at the Institute of Education, University of London. This chapter examines the effects of background music on health and well-being. There are many interesting perspectives and references to other scientific studies. Reproduced with kind permission of the author.

Music4Learning - The effects of music on behaviour

Five studies on the effects of music on learning, performance and behaviour by Professor Susan Hallam and Anastasia Kotsopoulou, Institute of Education, University of London. A thorough examination of how music can enhance the learning experience. Reproduced with kind permission.

Music4Learning - The Power of Music - BBC World Service Special

From the archives of the BBC World Service, here is a thorough investigation into the ability of music to improve our lives. Jane Hanson takes you on a stimulating journey looking at influential music, medicine, healing and therapy. She explores the links between music and personal development and gathers opinion from a variety of experts. This is a four part series, with each episode lasting about 25 minutes. You will need to have Real Player available once you have clicked on the links. Definitely worth a try!

Music4Learning - The Wellcome Trust - Interactive Guide

Here is a comprehensive look at how music can enhance and enrich learning. Drawing on the knowledge of several experts in the fields of education, music and psychology, the Big Picture also provides a number of ideas for using music in the classroom.

NASUWT

One of the main teaching unions in the UK. Lots of information on performance management, workforce reform and recent developments in the profession.

National Association for SEN

Nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.

National Union of Teachers

One of the main teaching unions in the UK. Lots of information on performance management, workforce reform and recent developments in the profession.

Not appropriate - confessions of an RE teacher

Kevin Precious is a former RE teacher turned talented comedian. You can connect with him live at one of his shows or through his Twitter feed @KevinPrecious (read ‘favourites’ from the bottom up). Either way, you will find something to make you smile or laugh out loud. Enjoy.

O2 Learn

This is a great idea! Sharing best lessons for learning and revision. Connect with a huge audience and have a chance of winning prizes for teachers and schools. If you are a teacher, student or a parent, then this is definitely worth a look. Free to use.

Ofsted

The official body for inspecting schools in the UK. Provides links to school reports and official publications as well as an FAQ and contact details. Some interesting stuff for professional development.

Open University Education

One of the leading providers of Higher Education across so many fields. Opportunities for people re-training and entering the education profession. Lots of useful ideas and starting points.

Paper plane game

Rather addictive bit of fun! Create your own league with friends. Don’t give up on it…….

Pivotal Education

Pivotal Education is an award winning team of education consultants led by Paul Dix working both in the UK and internationally. Pivotal are leading specialists in Behaviour and Safety for children and young people. Excellent range of support material across all areas of education. Highly recommended.

QCDA

The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency – UK based exam board with links to curriculum content.

Rob Long Education Works

Rob Long is a Chartered Educational Psychologist who works independently offering high quality training in schools and colleges to teachers and other professionals who are concerned with children and young adults. Rob’s training events are renowned for the dynamic approach he has to communicating with his audience and his ability to share the commitment and enthusiasm he has in his subject. He is recognised as one of the leading speakers in his field in the United Kingdom. Highly recommended.

Safety at Work awards

An interesting perspective on the crazy world of Health and Safety – this is ideal for a build up to work experience week!

Schoolzone

Providing a number of services for teachers, Schoolzone deliver a huge range of reviews on educational resources and suppliers and a chance for teachers themselves to take part in the reviews. So before you commit precious budgets to resources, take a look to see what Schoolzone have to say. Register for free to get access to the best bits.

Teacher Training Videos

Run by Russell Stannard, this site does exactly what it says with loads of really useful tips and tricks for setting up gadgets and gizmos in the classroom. No need to register and easy to find what you need.

TeacherNet

A huge depository of relevant information despite recent changes to the UK Government. Useful resources and guides to current practice, policy and strategies.

Teachers TV

A well respected source of professional development and sharing good practice. Plenty of material for use in training sessions, whole school improvement and the wider world of education. A statement from Teachers TV explains that despite termination of their contract with the UK Government, the 4000 educational videos will continue to be available online.

TED

So much more than Technology, Entertainment and Design – this is fast becoming the model for 21st Century professional development. One of the leading providers of inspirational talks about everything. You will not be disappointed. Have a look at our video section for some of our favourites.

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