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  • Schools need to balance reality and optimism in 2021

    25 Feb 2021

    When schools returned en masse at the start of the academic year last September, there were high hopes that things were going to return to normal. Of course, it was very much a ‘new normal’ – an alien world of social distancing and mask-wearing.

  • Tips for surviving as a supply teacher

    13 Feb 2021

    The choice of the verb in the title - ‘surviving’- is a deliberate one. And anyone who has been a supply teacher will no doubt relate to it and agree that the notion of survival is an apt one too.

  • How to recognise the warning signs of teacher burnout

    06 Feb 2021

    Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is difficult in any profession. Technology has blurred the lines between home and work. It’s all too easy for taking work home with us and increasingly difficult to switch

  • Problems in schools cannot be solved with quick fixes

    08 Jan 2021

    Something that is true in most situations, and certainly in schools, is that ‘quick fixes’ rarely solve a problem. When problems arise, surface-level fixes should be avoided at all costs. Sticking a plaster over a problem is unlikely to ever be enough.

  • Do five-minute lesson plans actually work?

    08 Jan 2021

    The rationale behind 5-minute lesson plans is undoubtably well-intentioned. With the culture in schools so focused on teachers having to provide evidence for what they are doing in the classroom

  • Top Resources to Teach Music Theory

    23 Dec 2020

    If you want to understand the mechanics of music, you will have to learn music theory. At first, music theory may come across as alien and challenging, but it will help you understand each tune's structure much better.