Chess What Makes a Master Teacher?

This post was originally written by myself, George Couros, on my blog, “The Principal of Change”, on April 24, 2010.  I am honored to have been asked to cross-post this to the Ecology of Education blog.  Hope you enjoy it! The term “master teacher


Chess Cambridge Researchers at the Hay Literary Festival

Researchers from Cambridge University will be appearing at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, which began yesterday and finishes on 6th June. The University has set up a blog, with previews of the researchers’ talks and live updates from the Festival, p


Chess Science and Technology Select Committee to be re-formed

It has been confirmed today that the Science and Technology (S&T) Select Committee will be re-formed under the new parliament. The membership of the committee has yet to be decided, but a vote by MPs today confirmed that the Chair will be selected from the Labo


Chess Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences: A Case Study

In a recent PNAS report, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert and colleagues summarise the communication strategy implemented for the establishment of marine reserves off the Californian coast, and suggest that the framework used could and should be adopted more widely by the sc


Chess Organisations Prepare to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day

Organisations around the UK are preparing to celebrate International Biodiversity Day, taking place tomorrow, 22 May. Celebrations began in Wales yesterday, with the start of a three day festival to highlight biodiversity to the public and to encourage individuals


Chess Coalition Government’s policies take shape

Yesterday the new Coalition Government published its Five Year Policy Programme, a 32 page document summarising their policies, and in some case the compromises both parties have made to form an alliance. Described by the leaders as “a programme for 5 years of p


Chess A Green Party voice in Westminster

The Green Party recently won its first set in Westminster when Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for the South East was elected with a majority of just over 1200 votes in the Brighton Pavilion constituency. Ms Lucas highlighted her party’s policy priorities in a r


Chess Case needs to be made for science now

An extremely interesting and insightful editorial in this week’s Nature (13 May, 465, p135): “An analysis by London’s The Times newspaper shows that some 71 canddidates with scientific backgrounds have been elected, down from 86 of the 650 members


Chess Wales to Celebrate International Year of Biodiversity with Free Festival

The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, will next week host a celebration of the diversity of the Welsh natural environment. Beginning on Thursday, 20th May, with an event for policy-makers and invited guests, the event will then continue right through Saturday, the


Chess New energy and environment ministers announced

David Cameron has now announced his new Cabinet, including the key environmental portfolios within the coalition government. Policies in this sector have caused significant disagreements between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in the past, most notably on n


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