The attainment gap has been brought sharply back into focus because of the COVD-pandemic. Many have voiced concerns about the effect the disruption to schooling has had on all pupils, but especially those from more disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
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
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.
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.
With remote learning taking over the world, we need to adapt to the “new normal.” Teachers have to replace their traditional teaching tools and face-to-face communication with technology and video lessons.