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Would you let your dyslexic child have electric current therapy?

Would you let your dyslexic child have electric current therapy? A radical new treatment in Italy might offer help for children in Britain Tom Kington June 20 2016, 12:01am, The Times Carlo Maria Mazzanti, who has undergone the new treatmentVICTOR SOKOLOWICZ FOR THE TIMES Share Save Save Watching her 15-year-old son disappear into a hospital room …

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The right music can hit the sweet spot between predictable and chaotic for which the brain has a strong preference

‘The right music can hit the sweet spot between predictable and chaotic for which the brain has a strong preference.’ Illustration: Sophie Wolfson Supported by About this content Dean Burnett @garwboy   Saturday 20 August 2016 07.30 BSTLast modified on Saturday 20 August 201607.32 BST Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 244 Comments 26  Save for later Many …

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Some schools are reducing teaching assistants and SEND pupils are being caught up in

Some schools are reducing teaching assistants and SEND pupils are being caught up in ‘a black hole of no support’, says one SEND specialist There is a worrying trend that I have noticed over the past couple of years of visiting Sencos in secondary schools all around the UK. In some schools, teaching assistants are disappearing …

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan recently announced that primary school children will have to sit new computerised maths exams from next year

Education secretary Nicky Morgan recently announced that primary school children will have to sit new computerised maths exams from next year. The tests will go up to and include the 12 times table and schools have been warned that they will be held to account if pupils do not make the grade.   This initiative …

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Take a lead from Bedales

Keith Budge: ‘Unworthy’ practical subjects are just as important as academic ones Too readily schools become obsessed by such easy polarities as sciences ‘good’ and humanities ‘wishy-washy’, argues head teacher Keith Budge Facebook 44 Twitter Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 1 Share 45 Email Science, good: There’s a crude categorisation of subjects by perceived difficulty Photo: ALAMY Why …

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Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020

Dr Dennis Ougrin will present on ‘Adolescent self-harm: Long-term follow up of a Trial of Therapeutic Assessment in London (TOTAL)’ at the Emanuel Miller Memorial Lecture and Conference, Friday 16 March. Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people and self-harm is the strongest predictor of death by suicide. Engagement with treatment is …

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Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020

Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020. Ministers today published a consultation documentoutlining its plans to lean on the public sector to take on more apprentices as part of its drive. Under the proposals, all schools …

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Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes

Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes TES reporter 24th January 2016 at 09:31 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Careers | Vocational studies | State schools will be forced to give vocational routes as much weight as academic options when giving careers advice to their pupils. …

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Read aloud on kindle

You don’t even need to lift a finger when you’re done playing Jeopardy!on Amazon Echo and want to relax with a book. Simply say “Alexa, read [Kindle book title],” and the voice assistant will start narrating almost anything you purchased from the Kindle Store, borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library/Kindle Unlimited or got access …

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New writing tools

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad. I’ve tried using a whole range of different organization apps, to do lists on my phone …

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Lazy ryr

Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows Mon, 11/16/2015 – 9:56am Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Get today’s life science headlines and news – Sign up now! Boy wearing Amblyz. Source: PR NewswireA company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy …

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Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country

Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country, the education technology market aimed at elementary through high schools is booming. There are more than 3,900 math and reading apps, classroom management systems and other software services for schools in the United States, according to LearnTrials, a start-up that helps school …

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Jobs for Jobs

Jobs for Jobs: Positive(ish) Discrimination in Action Wednesday, March 9, 2016 A marketing firm has caused a degree of consternation, together with some publicity for itself, by advertising for a role and stipulating that applicants must be dyslexic. The advert included a photograph of Apple founderSteve Jobs, who was dyslexic, and stated that the firm …

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Aakash Odedra

Aakash Odedra’s Inked & Murmur dances into identity issues at PuSh Festival 2016 The British artist explores his own dyslexia and a grandmother’s tattoos in a swirling multimedia program by Janet Smithon January 13th, 2016at 11:17 AM SHARED 1191 1 of 32 of 3 In the double bill Inked & Murmur, Aakash Odedra captures his …

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Teaching with Tech

Teaching with Tech: How iPads and Tablets Can Help Your Child Learn Screen time is a touchy subject for a lot of families, but that doesn’t mean technology is all bad. In fact, when it comes to reinforcing classroom learning, iPads and other tablet computers work wonders for students with ADHD. BY KAREN BARROW Meredith Soddy …

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Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before

Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in …

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Esports

Connecticut, USA is the first state in the nation to recognize e-sports, making student athletes out of a percentage of students that may often be overlooked. Jeffrey Lehmann, Shu Dong and Jaret Ostop said there was no such thing as an e-sports team when they entered Daniel Hand High School in Madison for the first …

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OCT 9, 2018 Study: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development

By: SharpBrains ___ Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition, study says (CNN): “Limiting kids’ recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along with sufficient sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study included about 4,500 US children ages 8 …

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine Aron has studied the highly sensitive person (HSP), an easily overaroused and overwhelmed individual who is sensitive and often anxious. Aron believes that evolution has favored the careful, reflective style that tends to accompany the highly aroused individual, and not high arousal itself. If understimulated and sometimes impulsive people like those with ADHD, live …

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Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study.

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning and ignoring what isn’t. A new study has found that the presence of background noise …

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Careers Advice

Stewart Segal, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, argues that schools can’t be experts in all types of FE provision – but a new national careers service would help In an announcement this week, the government has finally realised that it needs to strengthen its guidance to schools on careers information …

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‘Unworthy’ practical subjects are just as important as academic ones

By Keith Budge Leading a school with a working farm and a strong tradition, not only in design but in doing and making, I am always keen to enter the fray when discussion turns to the ‘academic vs vocational’ debate, as happened with head teacher, Andrew Fleck’s comments, picked up late last year. It is …

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Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes

State schools will be forced to give vocational routes as much weight as academic options when giving careers advice to their pupils. Ministers are plotting legislation that will attempt to overcome “outdated snobbery” against technical education and apprenticeships, according to the Independent on Sunday this morning. What form this legislation will take is unclear, although …

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