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  • 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,...

  • How to Ask Students for Their Feedback

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There is nothing wrong with asking students their feedback on the lesson. In fact, it can be quite beneficial to how it is that you teach. We all remember having repetitive boring teachers as kids. It was tough enough sitting through those classes as a student. It is up to you to ensure that you...

  • NQT Mentoring – The Most Important Job In Teaching?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    The best outcome in NQT mentoring is that all parties involved learn from the process?  For the NQT, there is the comfort of years of experience to fall back on; for the mentor the process of running through their own effectiveness as a teacher; reflecting on what works and what...

  • How Do You Prepare for the New Term At School?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    When I was young and enthusiastic – too many years ago now – I enjoyed the summer holidays.  For about a week.  Then I was ready to prepare for the new term.  I kind of hope that plenty of today’s teachers hold the same enthusiasm as I did back then.  I am sure that some...

  • How Do You Plan for Differentiation in lessons?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    You may be wondering exactly what is differentiation and how does it relate to a classroom full of students. Differentiation means that you are teaching to variances of intellect in the classroom. You are making adjustments to lessons for those learners that are struggling and those that are...

  • What School Leaders Do to Demoralize Their Staff?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    What are some of the things an administrator can do to demoralize their teachers and leave them wanting to call in sick for the rest of the week? There are quite a few things which can demoralize I have witnessed myself over the years, and I am sure many of you could share even more stories of...

  • Tips for live marking

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Marking is a massive part of teacher workload. Marking is a massive part of the problem. Live marking may be a solution. It’s very difficult to get away from the debate around ‘teacher workload’ these days. It never goes away – mainly because the workload that teachers face day-to-day never seems...

  • How to prepare students for Sats?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The question of how schools (and parents) should prepare students (10 year olds, remember) for the Sats exams has been one that has sparked a good deal of debate in recent years. Stories of increasing numbers of parents taking their children out of school during ‘Sats Week’ in protest...