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Daily News Summary
24 January 2019

image ISC Blog: 'Children who lack resilience have never learned the value of failure'
image 'Mobile phones can deliver cognitive therapy to children with depression'
image Exam boards will choose how to assess pupils' programming skills in computer science GCSE
image 'Technology must not replace the human element of teaching'
image 'League tables unfair to schools in white working-class areas'
image Pupils' greetings go viral through the #shakeyhandgang

ISC Blog: 'Children who lack resilience have never learned the value of failure'

 

Bryan Padrick, vice principal and director of studies at LVS Ascot, discusses why his school views resilience as a fundamental requirement for human progress and success.

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ISC

'Mobile phones can deliver cognitive therapy to children with depression'

 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has advised that children suffering from depression should be treated using 'smartphone therapy'. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Exam boards will choose how to assess pupils' programming skills in computer science GCSE

 

From 2022, exam boards will be able to choose how to assess pupils' computer science programming skills. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Technology must not replace the human element of teaching'

 

Kester Brewin, a maths teacher in London, writes about the power of edtech but argues it must not replace the human side of teaching. Tes.

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Tes

'League tables unfair to schools in white working-class areas'

 

Experts at the University of Bristol feel government school league tables, which are based on Progress 8 scores, are penalising those in white working-class areas. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

BBC News has included a tool for schools to check how they perform in their area.

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The Times

Pupils' greetings go viral through the #shakeyhandgang

 

Tes reports on a global phenomenon which is seeing teachers across the world greeting pupils with a personalised handshake. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

 

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