Oak Hall: Team Training

I have just spent the past weekend at "The Manor" in Otford, Oak Hall's UK base (and conference venue), at team training/preparation for the Winter Season, which kicks off in only 2 weeks... amazing how time flies! For this season, I am doing one week only - and that week is CHRISTMAS WEEK! I am going to be cooking at Hotel Staubbach in Lauterbrunnen, and have met most of the people I'm going to be…

COI: Communications and behaviour change

Introduction Human behaviour is a very complex area. This document draws on key sources from the disciplines of social psychology, economics and behavioural economics (where the first two disciplines overlap). We have sought to distil this information into some key factors that are important to consider for anyone developing communications that seek to influence behaviour, and to develop a framework for applying these factors to the development of a communications strategy. In this document What…

Gok Wan supports Body Confidence in the Classroom

Because of practices like the above, many women (and men!) are left striving for unachievable body shapes, and spend their lives miserable with their bodies. Beyond Chocolate drew my attention to the below, which is open for signing until 23rd December 2009 (Sign Here.): "A proposal for a new compulsory hour per year in the PSHE curriculum that will deal with the problems teenagers face when it comes to their appearance. The lesson will attempt to…

The impact of technology on a student's educational experience

A really interesting short video indicating how truly useful a modern day student has found using technology (particularly the web) within her educational life, and how it makes a difference to her learning experience. If this is the same for every 21st Century Learner, then how far do we need to adapt our teaching and learning methods to ensure we offer a truly student-centred experiences. Phrases I have been hearing a lot this week include the change…
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