Five Ways the Arts Are Good for Kids
Child Trends has released a new research brief that identifies “five ways the arts are good for kids”. It presents existing research on the topic from several sources such as the University of Pennsylvania, the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as several published articles. Leadership Briefing 11.10(130)
Mindfulness-Based Interventions For Improving Cognition, Academic Achievement, Behaviour, And Socioemotional Functioning Of Primary And Secondary School Students
This Campbell systematic review examines the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) implemented in school settings on cognition, behaviour, socio-emotional outcomes and academic achievement. MBIs are interventions that use a mindfulness component, broadly defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally”, and is often combined with yoga, cognitive-behavioural strategies, or relaxation-skills training. Leadership Briefing 11.10(130)
Teacher Regulation in England – playing fair with Teachers’ careers?
An independent panel of the National College of Teaching and Leadership now hears professional misconduct cases instead of the GTCE. But their decision can be over-ruled by the Secretary of State of Education or her representative. This is what happened to Mr Mark Lonnie.