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<strong>innovatED</strong> Regulars 23 26 30 34 35 36 41 Adam Watkins Robert Lilley Julie Keyes Tom Packer Cath Bufton-Green Phil Garner Zaib Unisa 8 12 13 14 16 20 23 26 28 Filling the space with sound Manchester Evening News' 'Teacher of the year' details his adventures in sound, courtesy of FrontRow. Simon Hunt. Making the most of video in the classroom Careful use of video in the classroom can have a hugely significant impact on pupil engagement and progression. Chris Hobbs. If not now, when? How one Deputy Head is excited to be taking the next step towards becoming a Headteacher. Farihah Anwar. Evoking feelings for learning Gillian Judson shines an important and overdue spotlight on the powerful benefits that can accrue when educators make good use of emotion in the learning process. The journey towards a mastery curriculum Teaching something new to pupils is one thing, but also changing the school’s teaching approach is another. Paul Johnson shows how with the support of his Headteacher, he was able to guide his school towards a mastery curriculum. Making an impact across the curriculum with a controllable vehicle David Andrews demonstrates a fun, motivating and engaging project immersed in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. Flexible seating. Can it work? It may not be for the fainthearted, but flexible seating has the potential to offer considerable learning benefits. Adam Johnson reflects on his experiences. Presentation skills for leaders How narratives, emotion and pace are key to scaling up your Presentation Zen! Robert Lilley. 5 Top Tips to make your school marketing budget work harder. Making marketing a priority can have hugely beneficial consequences across all areas of school. David Limb explains. Page 4 | <strong>Issue</strong> 3 | <strong>innovatED</strong> | <strong>Autumn</strong> <strong>2019</strong>
Breaking news, opinion and research Stay up to date with the latest education news, views, regulatory changes, research and resources with the Independent Schools Portal and Nexus Education Free, term-time weekly ISP newsletter: bit.ly/PortalSubscribe Join the Independent Schools Portal Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/ISPCommunity Subscribe to Nexus Education teaching blogs: www.nexus-education.com/blogs/subscribe/ 30 32 34 35 36 38 40 41 42 Encouraging risk taking and resilience Academic and emotional resilience and risk-taking are inextricably linked to a growth mindset. By nurturing these traits, children are more likely to become lifelong learners and be happier when they become adults. Julie Keyes. The art of persuasion Persuasion is not about manipulation, it is about getting people to do something that is either in their own best interests or for the common good. Phil Garner. The school as a business Tom Packer discusses how understanding where the money is going is critical to school success and how budgeting is the great enabler in education. Why we start with why Cath Bufton-Green reflects on how you should consider framing your 'vision, values and strategy'. A global perspective The number of British international schools is set to double to 20,000 over the next decade. This is going to present unprecedented challenges and opportunities argues Phil Garner. How to use metacognition in the classroom Metacognition adds an average of 7 months additional progress and is one of the cheapest strategies based on a strong body of research. But what actually is it? And most importantly, how can we help students develop it? Bradley Busch and Edward Watson. Into the unknown: How an outdoor adventure could transform your pupils outlook. Gavin Sinnott of St. Hugh's School in Lincolnshire gives a first hand account of the benefits of working with the Outward Bound Trust. The brain’s favourite way of learning Do educators too easily overlook the benefits of learning through play in favour of more formal approaches? Zaib Unisa makes the case. The Last Word: Malaise in education Tom Packer indulges in a hilarious, subversive, rip-roaring take down of the culture of acronyms in education! 30 36 42 <strong>Autumn</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | <strong>innovatED</strong> | <strong>Issue</strong> 3 | Page 5