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  • How to move from modular to linear exams

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Much has changed in the GCSE exam system over the last few years. It was once a flexible, modular system with coursework/controlled assessment and exams that could be sat at various points in a course. Now it has become an entirely linear model with exams only available at the end of the course....

  • How can parents help with homework?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There are plenty of questions and debates around homework. How often should it be set? How much is too much? What benefits does it actually bring? Teachers and parents alike have varied opinions on homework. However, generally speaking, there is a broad consensus. Most can see that...

  • Proven Teaching Techniques

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    The best classroom practitioners know what works, and what doesn’t; they are open to new ideas but have a store of proven teaching techniques that provide the bedrock of their work. These proven ways of working adapt and change over time, with new ideas (that actually succeed) replacing other...

  • How to Discipline Students Without Punishing Them

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Back in the day, teachers used to discipline students for bad behavior in couple of different ways. Way in the past, there used to be a bit of corporal punishment for unruly behavior that would consist of a ruler across the knuckles or a spanking with a wooden board. You might think that this...

  • Leadership Skills Every Teacher Must Have

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Below is a list of some of the leadership skills every teacher must have to be a successful educator. Have you ever walked into a classroom and quickly realized the students are running the show? They may be talking loudly and carrying on as if they didn’t respect the teacher one bit. One would...

  • Tips for handling an Ofsted inspection

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    As stupid bits of advice go, saying ‘Don’t panic! Don’t worry! Embrace it!’ to a teacher about to face the ordeal that is an Ofsted inspection, is off the scale! Of course, you are instantly going to be thrown into panic mode as soon as the email to all staff is sent to notify...

  • How to become an examiner

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Examiners are a very important part of the examination assessment model. In some ways, both pupils and teachers ‘fear’ examiners – after all, they call the shots. They decide the mark that will be awarded. And, of course, teachers can become examiners too! Here’s how and why you should consider...

  • Extracurricular activities every student should participate in

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There is no definitive list of extracurricular activities that every child should participate in. Indeed, even though it might be tempting and seem sensible to say that children should take up a range of activities - say, the arts and sports - that isn't necessarily the best thing to do...

  • Is today's education damaging childhood?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Is today’s education damaging our children? Is our system of schooling eroding childhood? The last few years have seen an almost unprecedented amount of examination reform - certainly the biggest upheaval in a generation. At the same time, concerns about the mental health of children have...

  • 5 famous people who used to be teachers

    By Laviola Rokos, 24 Jan 2020

    There’s a well-known saying ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach’. However, many people who are famous for excelling in other areas used to be teachers. From inventing to making people laugh, the following famous people list sets out to dispel the myth and prove that those who can,...