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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

18 April 2014

“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”  Michelle Obama. Yes!!- Ed.

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EVERY CHILD NEEDS A CHAMPION

18 April 2014

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. Watch her TED TALK

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Schools Creating Adult Audiences

15 April 2014

Very interesting research by Ticketmaster UK into theatre going habits! The most likely group to attend a theatre performance are 16 -19 year olds! Wow. Teachers and venues have been working on this for years. Looks like it's paid off! Now we need a survey here. Read more

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Best TED Talk of 2013 - and it's about education!

25 March 2014

Sugata Mitra's Build a School in the Cloud

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Drama leads to success

25 March 2014

Why drama is vital to workplace success - offering skill development helpful throughout life and work and how standardised testing doesn't capture these abilities. Read the article iPschology Today

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