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Karen Laing @karenjclaing newcastle upon tyne

Co-Director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching and Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University, UK All views my own.

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Joined Twitter 7/21/09


Happy Play Day to all our Twitter friends. Today I will be supporting the wonderful Play in Newcastle Playwork team… https://t.co/Uuhes94tZC
Retweeted by Karen LaingAre planning a Theory of Change (ToC) digital workshop but not sure where to start? We want to make it easier for… https://t.co/QbAhe5ZUIg
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8/5
2020
@MichaelRosenYes There’s a report that makes some suggestions here. https://t.co/OSyJhIEzSw My suggestion here that… https://t.co/8m7O3wvnDv
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7/31
2020
"Admitting that rising numbers of ordinary families are struggling to keep their children clothed and well-fed matt… https://t.co/LvMCbioAmg
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7/30
2020
I came across this from a while ago, as I was looking through pictures. It is a lovely, gentle reminder of how to a… https://t.co/EUhyvvAtT6
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7/28
2020
We continue to support families during the holidays. One of the ways we are doing this is through the Lamp Post Pla… https://t.co/VSFB6IsvxK
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7/27
2020
strong relationships help people to thrive. But money enables the conditions for relationships to develop - by enab… https://t.co/N0GEAttcjGExcellent report from ⁦@HEPI_news⁩ on decolonizing the curriculum with clear recommendations & a strong message abo… https://t.co/MYKXpvgAgy
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7/23
2020
Looking forward to speaking at this event later today. Still time to sign up if you want to hear about my research… https://t.co/PClQS4lyK3
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7/17
2020
Are you a parent and carer finding it difficult to make ends meet during the pandemic? Please share your experience… https://t.co/honQmjc7eg
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7/14
2020
I’m shocked. According to Freedom of information responses 2,500 children in the UK have been admitted to hospital… https://t.co/RCGDmQe6wp
Retweeted by Karen Laing2,500 children admitted to hospital for malnutrition this year already... We need to do better https://t.co/7PPiJS8uD1From ⁦@gerryrobin5on⁩ ‘The schools that have been most successful in adapting to these new ways of working are thos… https://t.co/85lp4kZG5I
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7/12
2020
Wow! Look at all these activity packs going out to children around the North East. Janice from our Schools Team has… https://t.co/NeyG2DT7pM
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7/10
2020
I really like his call to understand the lived reality of student lives - what they actually do and think. Too ofte… https://t.co/nSf64qSIkt
7/9
2020
Parent I work with quoted in @hackneycitizen below. During lockdown the school's been giving detentions, includin… https://t.co/X2zSDk4n2m
Retweeted by Karen LaingSeeing some unhelpful tweets casting aspersions on the shopping baskets of low income families. Reminded me of this… https://t.co/VfHgwPR24e
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7/8
2020
15 years ago today at around 9am, my train pulled into Kings Cross and within 10 minutes all was chaos. I will neve… https://t.co/kbiIISygNV
7/7
2020
How does #ChildPoverty affect learning in school and what impact has #Covid19 had on this? Last week @SteffHEvans j… https://t.co/TMTBop9Yzp
Retweeted by Karen LaingWe're delighted to announce we've teamed up with @HarperCollinsUK to provide free e-books to libraries and free boo… https://t.co/guKCrwwdvH
Retweeted by Karen LaingInternational team of colleagues just launched a survey on the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the welfare, well-… https://t.co/nYVFRn9h5N
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7/6
2020
URGENT: on Wednesday the Chancellor will announce his plans for the next stages of the UK economic recovery. Don't… https://t.co/qBn25OLkcN
Retweeted by Karen Laing @benjitoon Surely we will also need the arts to help us to make sense of what has happened, to laugh, to heal and t… https://t.co/XALVPMKExfHuman society is distinguished from every other species on the planet by language. By culture. By its ability to te… https://t.co/R96HRoMt0g
Retweeted by Karen LaingThis is the reality we face. It’s ok to stand shoulder tight and drink. It’s ok to squeeze onto planes. It’s ok to… https://t.co/rjLelfKVDB
Retweeted by Karen LaingThis all relates very much to questions we’re exploring in our research into play and playfulness on our streets in… https://t.co/yhfMPeWlri
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7/5
2020
What an incredible team you could join! Please retweet 🙏 https://t.co/6b35UjOFuw
Retweeted by Karen Laing @C_G_Kelly Oooh would love to hear about what you did!What's life in lockdown been like for low-income families? Shared as part of our Cost of the School Day research, t… https://t.co/qdffa412s6
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7/3
2020
Brilliant webinar running now by @CPAGUK on #TheCostoftheSchoolDay during Covid19
Retweeted by Karen LaingDo you work in a school? Want to know how other schools are supporting families during closures and the transition… https://t.co/kRZNLtkxZy
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7/2
2020
@lyd_w @JaniceMcl1968 Sounds like you had a really productive day! And incremental is good - I'm doing same thing,… https://t.co/WAbTqsOsjb
7/1
2020
BBC News coverage of our call to put #ChildrenAtTheHeart of recovery. Read here: https://t.co/D5MPsrkRlY
Retweeted by Karen LaingIn our Cost of Learning in Lockdown report, we asked parents what they wanted for their kids when schools go back.… https://t.co/C3yFLtuWHy
Retweeted by Karen LaingI've signed up... Have you? Join us tomorrow for what is bound to be a fascinating seminar! https://t.co/H9WmHFXSwe
6/30
2020
Working with @cflat4change we have created an information booklet for use in schools and other settings who want t… https://t.co/OVWeD5IhJc
Retweeted by Karen Laing @presentations It's (not) all about you...On the 10th anniversary of Michael Gove scrapping £1bn from Labour's schools building project, Boris Johnson announ… https://t.co/JJghLNfzln
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6/29
2020
@ProfJSanders Glad it's not just me! Thanks for sharing!
6/26
2020
Outside my front door this morning, thanks kids! Brightens the dull tarmac, what a wonderful gift to know children… https://t.co/DhKdI9tVjL
6/25
2020
Lots of discussion today about pubs, restaurants and cricket. None about the looming crisis in children’s mental he… https://t.co/PPJgbrw2BK
Retweeted by Karen LaingPerfectly planned! On the day the opening of playgrounds announced an informative and inspiring webinar- catch up@l… https://t.co/is3jcXU0cH
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6/24
2020
Are you a teacher of children in Early Years Reception or Y1 looking for an activity to support children to tell st… https://t.co/2eTgw7ulNn
Retweeted by Karen Laing @WayneDaleyUK @ChildrensComm @annelongfield Brilliant!Great post from @adevoce. What's needed for children & families, esp those govt is worried about falling behind, is… https://t.co/6jSb8mEdrc
Retweeted by Karen Laing @WayneDaleyUK @ChildrensComm @annelongfield What is needed is spaces and facilities for play - children's social an… https://t.co/uIKjQOqUOIWe are running out of time to set up vital summer schemes for children: read @annelongfield’s latest blog https://t.co/b1dnTo4tmP
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6/23
2020
I'm a nurse in a deprived area of the UK. Here's the sinister truth about Covid and inequality https://t.co/T3wko3iE0P
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6/22
2020
UK people, check your iPhone. Settings - privacy - health. This is now on it. Whether you wanted it or not. It’s on… https://t.co/0Nxtff23En
Retweeted by Karen Laing @ellie_cpag @povertyproofcne Thanks Ellie. Really important to listen to parents. Parents need to trust schools and… https://t.co/yVFh3dNKFB @DrRLofthouse @povertyproofcne Will do, it was part of work undertaken for Nuffield Foundation based on millennium… https://t.co/F2r9rvHHcK @FrankWNorris A mentoring approach to this sounds really promising. And great that it is of mutual benefit for stud… https://t.co/itlURSKFAMHow about - more money for the play sector, for adventure playgrounds so that children can get fit, healthy and hap… https://t.co/HgdVrpMk17
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6/19
2020
NEU launches call for funding for local government to co-ordinate 2020 Summer Holiday Offer for Children and Young… https://t.co/XsINCGKqiq
Retweeted by Karen LaingIn light of the global Black Lives Matter movement, we have come together as a group of like-minded students to dri… https://t.co/skxilPK3Oc
Retweeted by Karen LaingBrilliant must-read report. Parents want a focus on children's emotional well-being and transition before curriculu… https://t.co/MTkYlxTmteWonderful! The visual brings experiences to life so effectively https://t.co/ARKiSCrvTO🙏 - it’s the work of many partners that are making this happen! @widowssonsnland @NE22Together @NlandTogetherhttps://t.co/8TzgbcTTRW
Retweeted by Karen LaingThe onus will be on disadvantaged young people to work longer and harder than others. Is that fair? Or should we be… https://t.co/RYlrN3L7HcWith the focus on 'catching up' with school work are we in danger of forgetting children's mental health? Performat… https://t.co/qQrSZtidSxTo those that say “maybe you should ensure you can feed your kids before having any” I had free school meals. My… https://t.co/GAz2XTYHYS
Retweeted by Karen Laing @JohnBaldLangLit @S4ALearningHubs I note there is some indication that distance online learning might be used, perhaps for rural areas? @JohnBaldLangLit There are, as you say, some great people. We don't have a culture of private tuition, but there ar… https://t.co/YRrjYcHaBi
6/18
2020
Our research demonstrated that private tuition is commonplace in London with many providers but rare in the North s… https://t.co/JGv0hGJ6d5. @janeerobinson97 from @UniofNewcastle explains how all the region's universities are playing their part in the re… https://t.co/UyP7y7Fnar
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6/17
2020
We are trending no 1 and 2 in England. I need everyone’s help to keep this noise going as I head to training but be… https://t.co/qQbzr1iPSY
Retweeted by Karen LaingI relied on Free School Meals when I was at school. The Government has done amazing things to help during the Covid… https://t.co/eFzcigUaPA
Retweeted by Karen Laing'We were built for this' - love the title. And don't like sitting at home, not be able to get out and volunteer. Wh… https://t.co/olVZs4Vtow
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6/16
2020
Teachers and parents who are still #HomeSchooling can now draw on the expertise of our academics from @historyNCLhttps://t.co/qRanurFfFk
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6/14
2020
Amid all the footage of violence today in #Newcastle this image may get missed https://t.co/0S6Hzazfvc
Retweeted by Karen LaingA heartfelt letter reminding us of the important role that play needs to have in helping our children through the w… https://t.co/ilfmn6ZmTy
6/13
2020
🚨Support available for digitally excluded children & families in Northumberland, Newcastle & North Tyneside to get… https://t.co/pmHxzgO2Tm
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6/12
2020
Every school is now three institutions in one. A traditional school. An online school. A community hub contributing… https://t.co/NFXNSJDUY4
Retweeted by Karen LaingWe know being outdoors is good for children's health, wellbeing, social skills & education. This is a great report… https://t.co/MZjiCtykVB
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6/11
2020
@NewcastleCC @CFTyneWearNland Sadly we have no more laptops to lend out. But still continuing to deliver English, M… https://t.co/IThjWbZs2l
Retweeted by Karen LaingA very important campaign to get playgrounds open again especially for the summer holidays. https://t.co/WXbjwWIgfb
Retweeted by Karen Laing @ChiOnwurah said: “The launch of this report reminds us, yet again, that racism is a serious everyday issue for Nor… https://t.co/LchpQyi1zW
Retweeted by Karen Laing @AllysonPollock @NU_Foundation have been good supporters of our work in the #childrenscommunity but my understandin… https://t.co/UAVXwQmJau @COWIEKIM Agreed Kim, I did not mean they were missing 6 months of school, simply that they will have had 6 months… https://t.co/Qt1DF9UwKg @alisonstenning @NTCouncilTeam Worth speaking to @sussedandableuk who could tell you more about current plans in North Tyneside.But our children can't wait. They need us to act now. Every week that goes by is a lost opportunity and every week… https://t.co/2IKBtAkj2gWe are doing the best we can, but it is hard. Systems and structures need to change to visualize a new way of doing… https://t.co/bxpjoSWulyThere are fabulous people volunteering to help plan, write bids, develop communication plan, strengthen relationshi… https://t.co/CZzoXE8ARCThere is the will to make this happen. But barriers to face first. Little funding, partners furloughed, venues and… https://t.co/8idumdbqYdIn Newcastle, partners including @WestEndSchools @sussedandableuk @ChildrenNE @Sage_Gateshead @scienceatlife and l… https://t.co/szfEguarVdWith the news that most children will have spent 6 months out of school and restricted in their play and activity b… https://t.co/IpsfAvpq4DUniversities are open now, & will be still be open in September, @BBCNews Despite lockdown, staff have been worki… https://t.co/lKDRdvkeYe
Retweeted by Karen Laing @DrRLofthouse We are doing this in Newcastle - working with cultural sector, youth and play workers and schools. So… https://t.co/vggrkRsGIcWe ❤ Newcastle West End. Join in! #childrenscommunity https://t.co/zW7Eta9viS
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6/10
2020
@sunilbhop @alisonstenning @annelongfield @AllysonPollock In west end of Newcastle we are planning collaborative de… https://t.co/NFCGzDMdnCLet's make sure that we prioritise opening spaces like adventure playgrounds and youth clubs before pubs and packag… https://t.co/KJdIFbniRW
Retweeted by Karen LaingThis is also all the more reason why we need to urgently secure safe space for children to play and socialise over… https://t.co/TFTvB1NVXX
Retweeted by Karen LaingI don't know whether to be suddenly optimistic? furious? relieved? frustrated? ineligible? all of the above, with s… https://t.co/shzc0tntzQ
Retweeted by Karen Laing📢There is still time to register for this week's #NUKESS. Join us on Wednesday at 1:30pm for Playing Out: Promoting… https://t.co/jwAUIGHLvw
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6/9
2020
On 13 May we published a survey to listen to children's views and experiences of lockdown. Today we've published t… https://t.co/bzAlRiO79m
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6/8
2020
This working week, I've had my own redundancy meeting (6 months to end of F/T contract), been in a meeting with 8 h… https://t.co/h9zLGcJZoo
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6/5
2020
Important funding news for Newcastle VCS orgs 👇 @NewcastleCC have listened to our input and included funding for co… https://t.co/Ptk0JgrIN1
Retweeted by Karen Laing @DrRLofthouse @KaySocLearn My grandson aged 4 is now expert in how to stay safe from viruses, the breeds of differe… https://t.co/SapvHRChOq
6/3
2020
BERA has established a grants fund for research into the impact of COVID-19 on education and/or educational researc… https://t.co/TUx5OgCQGe
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6/2
2020
Digital codesign and remote PPI doc: Updated with new links to resources, some questions posed, and contacts of tho… https://t.co/IxEMgJsmZ6
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6/1
2020

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