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Practical suggestions: How can we support social and emotional learning during school closures?
‘Research can help us tackle the task of building children’s social and emotional skills in this difficult period,’ writes Jean Gross, co-author of the EEF’s Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools guidance report. ‘It need not be a huge extra task for teachers already feeling overwhelmed. What the EEF guidance recommends are simple ways of building SEL practices into everyday teaching.’
Audit and discussion tool for social and emotional learning (SEL) in your school – this is not another ‘tick box’ process! The aim is to get you talking about your practice in ways that genuinely support you to understand what you are doing that is working, as well as promoting some new thinking and ideas.
NEW: £350m National Tutoring Programme launched to support schools to address impact on pupils of Covid-19 closures
From the 2020-21 school year, the National Tutoring Programme will make quality tuition available to state-maintained primary and secondary schools, providing additional support to help pupils who have missed out the most as a result of school closures.
We have had an overwhelming response to the announcement of the National Tutoring Programme, with thousands of people contacting us. To keep everyone updated in a timely way as more details are announced, we have set up a dedicated NTP mailing list:
Research Schools: ‘Challenging misconceptions in science while learning remotely’
‘Identifying and addressing students’ misconceptions is arguably even more crucial now that remote learning has become the norm and our students have found themselves navigating their way through key science concepts with degrees of independence,’ writes Lauren Stephenson from Blackpool Research School.
What works at Key Stage 4, two or three years of study?The EEF and NFER are currently investigating whether a two- or three-year Key Stage 4 curriculum is better for pupil outcomes and schools, or whether there is no difference. As part of this research, NFER are emailing a survey to all secondary schools, which takes only around 5 minutes to complete. Click this link to find out more about the study.
Or request your school’s unique survey link by clicking here.
► ‘Great Teaching Toolkit‘ – ‘What are the best bets for teachers to invest time and effort in if they want their students to learn more?’ is the question this new resource from Evidence Based Education sets out to answer.