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Virtual Learning is Keeping Learning On Track Virtual Learning is Keeping Learning On Track

Learning through digital media is nothing new at Alice Smith, just as in many modern schools, our teachers and students regularly interact using email, collaborative documents and a host of educational apps forming a rich, varied and innovative academic experience. 

Moving to a fully digital programme is a challenge fraught with compromise and logistical pitfalls which can..

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Women in STEAM Women in STEAM

How many famous scientists can you name? Try it

Maybe your list includes Einstein, Hawking, Newton, Darwin, Fahrenheit, Boyle, Turing, Edison, Bohr, Tesla… but how many in your list were women?

Perhaps you named Ada Lovelace, Rosalind Franklin or Marie Curie? Well done if you did!

It’s a telling point though that most of our most recognised scientists are men and the..

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Mastery Learning Mastery Learning

Learning is at the heart of everything we do and in this article Nicola Howard, our Associate Vice Principal and Head of Science and Design Technology, focuses on Mastery Learning and how we are developing this at Alice Smith Secondary School.

Mastery Learning or, as it was initially called ‘learning for mastery’ can be traditionally defined as an educational philosophy in..

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Service Learning Supports a Growth Mindset | Alice Smith Education Service Learning Supports a Growth Mindset | Alice Smith Education

Providing opportunities for students to have many different experiences from which they can learn is essential for schools that wish to support and encourage a growth mindset. 

An expansive approach to learning gives students and staff the opportunity to actively engage in a diverse range of activities in the day to day curriculum and beyond the boundaries of the school..

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How To Promote Student Engagement | 4 Strategies by Alice Smith How To Promote Student Engagement | 4 Strategies by Alice Smith

Student engagement is paramount to the success of the child, teacher and the school as a whole. Individuals need to be enthralled in what they are learning in order to absorb the material in a way that lets them apply their knowledge in complex contexts and ask meaningful questions that foster interesting dialogue. This is the type of engagement practitioners should strive..

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Questioning to Make a Difference Questioning to Make a Difference

By David Potts, Vice-Principal, Learning & Teaching - Secondary Campus

Understanding the power of questioning in developing thinking skills, both through asking and being asked, is at the heart of learning. We spend a significant part of our education answering questions. We tentatively impart our knowledge, demonstrate our understanding and expound our interpretations of..

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Creating Lifelong Learners in the 21st Century | Alice Smith School Creating Lifelong Learners in the 21st Century | Alice Smith School

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’

Albert Einstein

Gone are the days when education was about a teacher imparting their knowledge on to their students. In order to be successful and ensure our students are equipped to thrive in an uncertain world, the most important thing we can teach our students are the learning habits needed to handle the unknown.

Cultivating..

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Do Flexible School Campuses Really Benefit Learning? | Alice Smith School Do Flexible School Campuses Really Benefit Learning? | Alice Smith School

Imagine yourself as a student walking into your school, smelling the fresh air even inside the building. The way in which the walls are built to prevent the feeling of constriction. There’s open space everywhere you look, with chairs dispersed throughout the building in such a way that is pleasant to the eye, but also provides the freedom to sit whenever and wherever you..

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