Jack Simmonds

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Jack Simmonds

Jack Simmonds

Jack has been in and around education his whole life, as a teenager he was giving music lessons with his local youth music group and hasn’t ever stopped! He has worked in all sorts of different jobs from Hull to Fuerteventura, but most of his work has had some kind of teaching or facilitating element. Jack loves watching people in that moment where they realise they can do something they didn’t think they could manage before. He currently works for Nudge Education most of the time - when he’s not doing that, he can be found outside with his tiny dog.
Jack Simmonds

Jack Simmonds

Jack has been in and around education his whole life, as a teenager he was giving music lessons with his local youth music group and hasn’t ever stopped! He has worked in all sorts of different jobs from Hull to Fuerteventura, but most of his work has had some kind of teaching or facilitating element. Jack loves watching people in that moment where they realise they can do something they didn’t think they could manage before. He currently works for Nudge Education most of the time - when he’s not doing that, he can be found outside with his tiny dog.

Blogs by Jack Simmonds

Language Matters #5: Behaviour – Adaptive or Disordered?

Jack Simmonds returns for the final piece in his Language Matters blog series.

This piece challenges our perceptions of ‘behaviour’ – do we know why our student behaves the way they do? Or do we assume it’s simply ‘bad’ behaviour?

Take your own development to the next level by reading Jack’s precious thoughts on the matter.

Connections Over Compliance #3: The Role of a Role Model

In part 3 of his new series titled ‘Connections Over Compliance’, Jack Simmonds explains the role of a role model in today’s society.

A recent comment by a British MP stirred some debate around what a role model should be. Jack’s piece here will show you how damaging these kinds of comments can be.

Connections Over Compliance #1: Confirmation Bias and Low Self-Esteem

JACK is BACK!

Jack Simmonds, QT’s incredible Lead Facilitator, returns for a new blog series, following on from his highly informative Language Matters series.

Here, Jack kicks us off with a look at the area of Confirmation Bias and how it can (negatively) impact a child’s understanding of their own ability.

Language Matters #5: Use Your Words

In the final part of his series on the importance of language, Jack Simmonds takes us through the (negative) impact of the phrase “Use your words.”

Instead, Jack suggests some alternative ways of approaching this situation and gives helpful guidance on the key areas to avoid in order to facilitate a more understanding relationship between educator and student.

Language Matters #4: Expressive and Receptive Communication

Jack returns for #4 in his new mini-series on the importance of language, and here, communication.

Have you heard of ‘expressive’ and ‘receptive’ communication? Now’s the time to jump in and learn about how and why some individuals may struggle with communication, including you yourself.

“Communication is much more than language”. Let’s hear it, Jack 👏

Language Matters #2: Autism Spectrum Condition

Jack Simmonds returns for the second in his new blog series on the importance of language in our approach to Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

This piece focuses on the area of Autism Spectrum Condition, a new-and-improved attitude towards Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the history behind where our understanding of autism first came from.

Language Matters #1: Deficits and Disorders

In the first of a new series on the importance of the use of language in how we view our learners, Jack Simmonds will be taking us through the latest research and social developments in this area.

In this first piece, Jack looks into the language of deficits and disorders, and how one pioneering researcher is changing perceptions.