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  • A plea to the new PM: Don’t forget the Arts in education

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The internet probably doesn’t need another article about Boris Johnson right now. However, regardless of your opinion of him or your political persuasion, you have to admit that having a new Prime Minister in position has the potential for education to now be moved in a different direction. It...

  • How to Prepare Students for the Digital World?

    By Lucy Manole, 24 Jan 2020

    Nelson Mandela once quoted, “The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.” The world, as we know it, is rapidly transforming and becoming increasingly digital. It is a digital world that the students of today will inherit in the near future, and they must own it and lead it. Thus, it is...

  • Checklist for Lesson Planning

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There is much more to teaching than simply being in front of a group of students and lecturing at the podium. The teaching part is actually the end product that comes right before the grading. However, there has to be some serious time put in for the preparation of a lesson. In fact, the amount of...

  • What do teachers hate the most about teaching?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Workload. Lack of support. Unruly students. Difficult parents. The league leaders in the hotly fought championship of ‘Parts of the Job Teachers Most Hate.’ If we had the position where the profession was full to bursting with teachers committed to developing a thirty or forty-year career in...

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  • How to Prepare Your First Classroom in Your Teaching Career

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Congratulations on landing your first teaching job. It has probably been a long four or five years in the making, but now that you have graduated from university you are ready to start your career in education. You may believe the tough days of studying and preparing for class are behind you, but...

  • Tips for teachers: How to prepare for the new school year

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Without a shadow of a doubt, the best preparation that teachers can have for the start of the new school year in September is to allow themselves enough time to relax and rejuvenate over the six-week summer break. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to recuperate over the holidays....

  • How to plan an effective scheme of work

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There are very few teachers who don’t do at least some work during the summer holidays. Some would disagree, of course, but most just accept that a certain amount of planning and preparation needs to be done during the break. One of the most common work tasks that teachers are faced with over the...

  • How teachers should review and reflect on their classroom practice

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Reviewing and reflecting tends to come naturally to most teachers. It’s a core part of the formal performance management and lesson observation processes in schools. Although policies and processes differ from school to school, the principle of the reviewer/observer asking the teacher to review...

  • A guide to goal setting for teachers: the path to self-improvement

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The start of the academic year in September is the natural time for teachers to be thinking about setting goals and targets for themselves. All teachers have to do this at the start of the autumn term anyway as part of their performance management. However, for those wanting to set a more personal...

  • How Are Parents to Know What Good Teaching Is?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Being a classroom teacher is often like trying to manage a slippery slope. The teacher is constantly being monitored and reviewed by everyone. Administrators will often drop on by to see not only how the educator is teaching the students, but also how they are keeping proper discipline in the...