"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm." -Aldous Huxley. Unlock your inner genius with the energy, excitement and enthusiasm students embody.
When we revamped our website, we added our own insight and survey results to touch on learning strategies, such as PBL (Project Based Learning). Students work in teams on a long-term project that investigates a real-life problem or challenging question. Learn more about the value and importance of PBL and our other learning strategies here: https://www.artcobell.com/learning-strategies
//Childhood Obesity// Today’s headline about obesity in children is a crisis that needs a multi faceted approach to enable change. Was on @bbcradio4 talking about this with a John Humphrey’s this am. Our food today is highly refined and processed, high in sugar and detrimental on our metabolism, blood sugar balance and weight management. This food is accessible everywhere and we also have a snack culture that encourages people to eat frequently. Education is the key to change. Our award winning book ‘Now we’re Cooking’ (https://www.thefoodteacher.co.uk/shop/now-were-cooking/ ) is about delivering the National Curriculum through Food. Educating children about where food comes from, eating healthily and learning to cook and enjoy healthy food. Our Young Chef Award (http://youngchefoftheyear.co.uk) was commissioned by Healthier Fleetwood last year and the impact on pupils, teachers and parents to date had been outstanding. School leaders such as Tim Baker at Charlton Manor Primary are key to this change and inspiring work is happening all across the UK so sharing such good practice has the potential to make a difference. Contact us to hear how we can help you and your school/childs school.
Today’s headline about obesity in children is a crisis that needs a multi faceted approach to enable change. I chatted with John Humphry’s on @bbc4radio this am. Our food today is highly refined and processed, high in sugar and detrimental on our metabolism, blood sugar balance and weight management. This food is accessible everywhere and we also have a snack culture that encourages people to eat frequently. Education is the key to change. Our award winning book ‘Now we’re Cooking’ (https://www.thefoodteacher.co.uk/shop/now-were-cooking/ ) is about delivering the National Curriculum through Food. Educating children about where food comes from, eating healthily and learning to cook and enjoy healthy food. Our Young Chef Award (http://youngchefoftheyear.co.uk) was commissioned by Healthier Fleetwood last year and the impact on pupils, teachers and parents to date had been outstanding. School leaders such as Tim Baker at Charlton Manor Primary are key to this change and inspiring work is happening all across the UK so sharing such good practice has the potential to make a difference. Contact us to hear how we can help you and your school/childs school.
What fires you up? What threatens to blow out your flame? How does the burn refine and rebuild you? People are coming together and rising transformed thanks to the community @stmarcusschool. Save the date for Blaze Boldly on Nov. 10 and join us for our premier fundraising event 🖤
The environment students are immersed in impacts them immensely. Our school furniture adds mobility, flexibility and collaboration into any classroom to boost learning, encourage group work and entice students to vigorously be involved in their work.
Happy #MakerspaceMonday ! Our bright and energetic Makerspace cabinets make every morning more fun, mobile, flexible and multifunctional. Pick up one for your classroom and let the learning begin! https://www.artcobell.com/makerspace-cabinet
A lovely testimony from a brave young country girl who’s not following the mob 💕👇🏽👇🏽 Thank you, Shanna.
Your talk has really changed my view on alcohol. I’ve realised that every one sort of has a ‘reason’ to drink alcohol when they are out. For some it may be just to get completely wild and loud.
For me, I drink so I can become more confident when I'm at parties and meeting new people.
Your honest sharing really showed me the dangers of how the dependence, however small, can turn into something much bigger if it is misused. I now understand that I need to be careful and exercise self-control and to not depend on just alcohol just to have a good time.
I am still working on this, but hopefully I will get there one day and learn to ignore outside influences. Now I’m at a Uni, on campus, there is a huge culture of alcohol and drinking games.
One college on campus has a ‘lock-in’, where the MRs (residential mentors) fill a big tub with ‘goon’, spirits and soft drink, and everybody stays in a room playing drinking games with the punch.
I turned 18 in the 2nd week of Uni, so I was underage for all of O-Week, which I didn’t mind, because it gave me an excuse to not have to go out to the pubs and clubs drinking. Now I’m 18, I feel a bit of pressure from friends to go out more often than my wallet would allow. However I am finding a balance that allows me to have a night out, only having a couple drinks, and still be able to function the next day for classes.
Your talk really had an impact on me, and if you ever wanted to talk to teens/young adults, I believe it would be very beneficial. The drinking culture does start in high school, however the intensity of it differs between schools, then it becomes a huge part of Uni life … eg, I am sure many people have chosen to buy $9 goon over groceries!
If it weren’t for you, I would have absolutely destroyed my liver in these first few weeks of Uni, trying to fit in and become more confident.
Instead I have still had alcohol, just not copious amounts, and found friends who have similar attitudes towards alcohol as me. I can’t thank you enough!!
🔴✨My fiancé and Tyler Young Simba Patmon are the best for renting out Studio Movie Grill taking these lovely students of Franklin D Roosevelt to see Black Panther Jeremiah Hatch✨🔴 they made it happen‼️ #It takes a village
"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”-Edward de Bono. Children are charismatic and charming, but the way they perceive patterns and creativity in the world is one of most magical.
Ramsey Musallam, a teacher for 13 years, states in his Ted Talk that "if we as educators leave behind this simple role as disseminators of content and embrace a new paradigm as cultivators of curiosity and inquiry, we just might bring a little bit more meaning to their school day, and spark their imagination." Ramsey electrifies the concept of education with enthusiasm and insight. Watch in full here: https://www.ted.com/talks/ramsey_musallam_3_rules_to_spark_learning?referrer=playlist-tv_special_ted_talks_educatio&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
"You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." -Clay P. Bedford. Encourage your students to embody a curiosity that will carry them through their lifetime.
@stmarcusschool is exceeding state expectations for student growth and post-high school readiness, meaning students are poised for college and/or careers. This earned the school 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on the most recent state report card. <<< This is significant. Because these kids are our future leaders and they deserve to shine.
Get #MOVin ' this Monday with the most mobile and sturdy stool around. By promoting productive and natural movement, students stay focused and have fun during class time. Learn more here: https://www.artcobell.com/mov-stool
This girl is all love and grit and glitter. One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is that it precedes an annual campaign celebrating the radical love and fierce spirit of a school in Milwaukee that’s near and dear to my ❤️ I just happen to work there — it would be a blast to give you a campus tour sometime or buddy up on a project or two. Happy V-Day from 920 hearts full of hope @stmarcusschool 💕
We’ve #won ‘Best in the #World ’
So #excited to #share that my 3rd #book 'Now We're Cooking! Delivering the National Curriculum through #Food ' has won a ‘Best in the World’ #Award in the #gourmandworldcookbookawards which are formally presented in May in #yantai#China
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been running for 23 years, and this year they received entries from 215 countries and regions. Previous Gourmand award winners include @m_roux1989 @paul.hollywood and @jamieoliver who endorses and wrote the foreword for ‘Now We’re Cooking’. This year @Oprah also won an award.
I co-authored ‘Now We’re Cooking! Delivering the National Curriculum through Food’ with inspirational Headteacher Tim Baker from #ChatltonManorprimaryschool and qualified #teacher , Marie Reynolds. ‘Now We're Cooking!' provides #teachers with exemplary lessons, which have proved engaging and motivational for pupils and are designed to serve as a starting point to transforming #curriculum delivery. Purchase the book direct from my website. #thefoodteacher
If you're feeling blue today... color with a Sunny Yellow marker! Trust me, it will brighten your mood - I don't know why it works, it just does! Thanks @art_zazerkalie for using our #MapedHelix products <3
"Cars can have a hypnotic effect. You can get in a car and get out and not really remember the trip." Ryan Gosling Who else feels this way!? Drawing by @inkywincy using our #MapedHelix Duo Marker and Color Pencils!
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." -Ann Landers, drawn by @liipeart #MapedHelix
#MandalaTuesday "Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche <3 Drawn by @libreriagrafito <3 #MapedHelix