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15/09/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we're looking at how perseverance can improve mental health. You’ve heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” Few achieve anything great without first overcoming a few obstacles. https://t.co/LYtDISHX3l

14/09/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Today marks . If you or someone you know is struggling with any issues at all, know that you are not alone and support is always available at Kooth! Hope Board ➡️ https://t.co/gVrgnt5NUW Other great services to reach out to for support ⬇️ https://t.co/QXw5bHxqI3

14/09/21

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Be kind to your reflection 💠

14/09/21

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Know your worth. You are irreplaceable.

14/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

14/09/21

Lots of work has been going on in summer in the anti-bullying garden. Students will be able to enjoy this calm space throughout the year. https://t.co/PyyxWTfG8C

14/09/21

Anti-Bullying Update - A lot has been happening in the anti-bullying garden this summer. Students have grown, nurtured and released butterflies to demonstrate growth and positive change. https://t.co/GXdPWph9M1

09/09/21

Retweeted From Ramsgate Football Club

Free family ticket for every Thanet based school child as a welcome back to school gift from Ramsgate FC just produce this attached image on the turnstile to receive free entrance to Saturday’s game at the ⁦⁩ community stadium https://t.co/P6hotwe8iG

08/09/21

Welcome back to our Wellbeing Wednesday message! This week we are looking at the practice of self-care. See the attached self-care ideas and have a positive week! https://t.co/szWYFMTzp1

07/09/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: Welcome back students! We all hope you had a great fulfilling summer and are eager to go for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you back in school this week! https://t.co/kCdK4KH6wG

07/09/21

We are sharing a picture of our second new food room in as many years. Students in Y7 & 8 will be mainly cooking in here – what lucky students they are! There are 15 state of the art workstations, fitted with induction hob, double oven and industrial sink unit. https://t.co/gBVy3gRofg

07/09/21

Football is Back! Trials are in Sept 2:50-4:00pm Thurs 9 - Y7 Boys - Mr Taylor Thurs 9 - Y10 & 11 Boys - Mr Masters Fri 10 - Y7 & 8 Girls - Mr Taylor Tues 14 - Y8 Boys - Mr Shepperson Tues 14- Y9 Boys - Mr Allen Bring outdoor PE kit, boots/shin pads https://t.co/8tWpq2ZSIy

02/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

02/09/21

All pupils return to CDS on Tuesday 7 September 2021 - We look forward to seeing you all then! https://t.co/wP5KXAJ2rm

27/08/21

Over the last year CDS students and staff have raised a whopping £2,475.23 for the School’s chosen charities. A massive thank you to everyone involved! https://t.co/Mv0IkJfuIk

26/08/21

Yr 6 into 7 Transition Days: Tues 31st Aug, through Fri 3rd Sept. We are welcoming our new Y7s next week to familiarise themselves with CDS prior to a return on the 7 September. If Y6 parents need any info regarding the days then please email office.kent.sch.uk https://t.co/XDEOReCWvQ

24/08/21

Vacancy: BCAT Trust Estates Manager/The Charles Dickens School Site Manager. Please follow the link below for full details. https://t.co/t1mRUUvAzZ

16/08/21

Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses. https://t.co/K138U2dDAd

16/07/21

Body positivity is something we want to address. Remember to not only to be kind to others but also kind to your self with your body image. BE KIND STAY POSITIVE HAVE A GOOD SUMMER!! From the CDS Prefect Team https://t.co/XHO9oc2qMn

16/07/21

Hospitality & Catering: Year 10 Hospitality & Catering students have been working on their plating and presentation ideas. They have made their own sushi! Very impressive technical skills on show, and beautifully presented! Well done! https://t.co/ATE3b8Er5z

16/07/21

Competitions & Rewards: Throughout the year students have been working hard, entering weekly competitions and gathering reward points. This year’s winners are Tavistock! Well done to all colleges for all their hard work! https://t.co/3GfSZpM3Ec

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your wellbeing: NHS https://t.co/s80x1KEfue MIND https://t.co/lL5nU8zZYY

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your mindfulness Headspace https://t.co/XNoh7bgRjJ Insight timer https://t.co/zxlH8l7og2 Smiling mind https://t.co/evBFb1oZr3 My life https://t.co/fQyocNPEcR Calm https://t.co/kZXnVKNLSm

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Yes, we have nearly made it! We are nearing the end of a school year that has been like no other and we all need a well-deserved break. https://t.co/UvoCnitoul

07/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we’re thinking about endings, transitions and new beginnings. The end of the academic year, the summer break and a new beginning in September. https://t.co/0pvYmkK5Iv

07/07/21

Retweeted From Families First NEL

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07/07/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about the wellbeing and mental health of a young person, try the 'Getting Help' button on Kent Resilience Hub and 'I need help now' button on MoodSpark for advice. Here is a link to a helpful PDF 👇 https://t.co/toLKSJTUJu https://t.co/R6WqZgcFCP

07/07/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! ⚽👏🏆 With reaching its conclusion, our final football-themed guide has some top tactics for playing fair online and avoiding a red card! 🟥 Desktop: https://t.co/JcrJGUCw2H Download the app: https://t.co/9SHxFe871p https://t.co/RCK6R7sUo0

05/07/21

Thursday is Cultural Capital Day at CDS with lots going on for students off timetable … Y7 trip to Kent Life for the day Y8 are with Crest Discovery Award Science Y9 have a mixture of Volcanos and Cookery Y10 have a virtual work experience day with EBP Kent https://t.co/8WuHkXfSxd

30/06/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: June is Pride Month and we celebrate and embrace members of the LGBTQ+ community by challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Happy Pride Month everyone! https://t.co/MPuNtBoxcU

30/06/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's 🕺🎶 As an official sponsor of , TikTok are back in the limelight and the prominent logo is on our TVs almost every night! Is it all fun and games though? Find out more in this weeks guide! Download for free: https://t.co/cYmr92doaw https://t.co/fW4Vawokau

30/06/21

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Last day to register! If you would like your child to sit the Kent Test, you have until Thursday (midnight July 1, 2021) to register. Find out more about the assessment process and register here: https://t.co/nSViJeicLl https://t.co/A3L2d0jk7H

30/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week's theme is "Music for Wellbeing", inspired by World Music Day (21 June). Music is a part of life, and whether energising or soft and soothing it is a way of expressing our emotions and feelings. https://t.co/x36FHD4O2W

24/06/21

Hospitality & Catering – CDS Year 9s working with have been learning the art of laying the perfect table setting and attending to their guests with silver service plating ‘table-side’. Well done to Team Hospitality! https://t.co/GaVtsdPlNZ

23/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Whether you're an athlete, enjoy competitive sports or having a kick about with friends, developing a positive mental attitude can help give you an edge. Positive thinking is being optimistic, confident and well prepared! https://t.co/chOFCvW4wr

21/06/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views. https://t.co/f77nVQMuLS

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kent Sport

Our friends at Kooth are running free online mental wellbeing sessions for 18-25 year-olds on Tuesday 29 June 11am-12pm and Thursday 15th July 11.30am-12.30am. More info and sign up is below. Please share. https://t.co/59k7uRqjlq

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

🚨Attention🚨 Kooth has been shortlisted by for the Health Awards 2021 in the category 'Health Tech Companies/Founders & Leaders'. With 13 days left - Vote for us here ➡️ https://t.co/CViEbCN1Hr https://t.co/YMJzYzj2bF

Breadth Thinking Tools

CoRT Thinking Lessons have been taught in schools since the mid 1970s. They have since become the most widely used school materials for the direct teaching of thinking as a basic skill worldwide.

All of this experience has contributed to developing CoRT Thinking Lessons that:

  1. Are practical and hands-on in nature.
  2. Can be taught as a separate subject–thinking skills–or embedded in existing curriculum to strengthen student learning and develop independent thinkers.
  3. Are focused on equipping students to become effective, open-minded thinkers–critical, creative, constructive, and comprehensive.
  4. Address the increasing interest and recognition for the need to teach thinking as a basic skill along with reading, writing, and mathematics; the traditional basics.
  5. Can be used in a wide variety of situations from schools in disadvantaged areas to elite schools to students being home schooled.
  6. Appeal to a wide range of ages (6-adult) and abilities (IQs of 75-140).

Breadth Thinking Tools 1

Think of a person setting out to learn to be a carpenter. Each carpenter's tool is designed to carry out a specific function. The carpenter learns when and how to use each of the tools one-by-one. A lot of practice is required to become a skilled carpenter. Learning to become a skilled thinker is the same approach: to make the basic operations of thinking second nature so that they are carried out automatically, smoothly, and without fuss or effort.


P4C – is short for Philosophy for Children.

Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue.  For example the question might be 'is it ever ok to steal? 

The teacher, as facilitator, supports the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way the children speak and listen to each other in the dialogue.  After the enquiry the children and facilitator reflect on the quality of the thinking, reasoning and participation, and suggest how they could improve; either as individuals or as a group (community).

P4C is intended to be a regular activity so that the children develop their skills and understanding over time.  The role of the facilitator is crucial to ensuring quality dialogue and progress, as well as integration with the curriculum.

It is well documented that P4C has an impact on children's cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves.

P4C is a thorough pedagogy with considerable academic pedigree. Professor Matthew Lipman, frustrated by his students’ lack of engagement with learning and thinking, was influenced by educationalists and philosophers such as Vygotsky, Piaget, Dewey as well as the tradition of Socratic dialogue.

 

If we expect pupils to engage in more creative and stimulating thought process, we, as teachers must encourage them by asking higher level questions.

 

Linking higher order Questioning with higher order Thinking.

  • Developed initially in 1050's by Benjamin Bloom, readapted and significantly improved by Lorin Anderson in 1990's.
  • Hierarchy of 6 developmental stages of thinking which become increasingly complex and demanding.
  • The levels of thinking can be applied to developing questioning across all levels of schooling and in areas of learning.

Breadth Thinking Tools 2

Deeper questioning and anticipated deeper response is developed from top left to bottom right.

Get pupils to come up with their own questions by choosing a word from the left-most column followed by a word from the top row.

Eg.

What Is… the time / the name of… etc

When Will… the reaction stop if I use X grams of Y?

How Might… we use photosynthesis to overcome the impact of burning fossil fuels?