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  • What It Means to Be an Educator in Your Community

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    When we all started taking courses in college to become educators, most of us probably didn’t take into account the ripple effect that comes along with being a teacher in the community. In the beginning, we believed that we would just be in front of our class every day, teaching the curriculum to...

  • Should Gifted Students Be Taught in a Different Way?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    How do you teach the gifted students that have cognitive abilities above and beyond the rest of the students? In fact, if they are gifted high school students, their knowledge might even eclipse the teacher’s own. This leads to another problem: How do you teach someone smarter than you are? As...

  • Mental Health – Society’s Problem Left for Schools to Sort

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    When Hawton and James published their seminal work into the mental health of young people they produced some disturbing figures. Close to a half of adolescents experienced suicidal thoughts. One in seven self-harmed. Teenagers worry. It is a condition of growing up, like acne and intolerance...

  • Heads' union backs climate change pupils’ strike

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Friday 15 February will mark a significant and highly unusual event in this year’s school calendar. An organisation called UK Youth Strike 4 Climate have called a mass action that will involve thousands of pupils from schools in 30 towns and cities walking out of lessons over the issue of climate...

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  • Are GCSEs no longer fit for purpose?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The new Chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee, Tory MP Robert Halfon, has sparked a national debate after saying that GCSEs (only recently reformed) should be scrapped and replaced by a broader qualification that recognises both academic and technical/vocational skills, alongside...

  • The Mobile Phone in Schools Debate Rumbles On

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, has reignited a debate that continues to rumble on and on: the issue of whether mobile phones should be banned from schools. Gibb, whilst recognising that schools should be free to set their own behaviour policies, has made it clear that his personal view is that...

  • How can we improve Ofsted’s role in school improvement?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Ofsted has some very harsh critics, and not without good reason. Indeed, in answer to the question: How can we improve Ofsted’s role in school improvement? There will be many people who would simply say, ‘Abolish it.’ To be fair, there’s a pretty strong and compelling argument to support...

  • How to Teach Life Skills in School

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    With all the focus on academics and book learning in schools nowadays, there is a category that goes along with living life that often gets overlooked. No matter how smart you may be academically, if you don’t have the proper life skills to go along with it, you are doomed to face a painful...

  • Social Media Rules to Follow as a Teacher

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Social media is a slippery slope to navigate when you are involved in education. You may believe what you post on social media is completely harmless so even if you have “friended” parents and past students, then it won’t be a big deal. However, if I have learned anything in today’s society, it is...

  • Knife Crime – What Can Schools Do?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    We have all seen the appalling and, apparently ever growing, incidents of teenage knife crime reported in the media. Certain elements of the press seem to take a perverse joy in screaming headlines at their readers, predicting the collapse of society and laying the blame at whichever door is open...