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  • How to Properly Decorate Your Elementary Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Elementary classrooms just don’t decorate themselves. A high school or college classroom can get by with nary a decoration, poster, or anything but a paint color. But placing the right amount of educational decor on elementary classroom walls is an art form. This is something that most parents and...

  • Effective Teaching Techniques

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Teaching techniques? It is not what you teach, but the way that you do it. Identifying Sound Technique Whether introducing five-year olds to phonics or telling tales of the Tudors to A Level history students, there is only really one way of measuring our success. Students’...

  • Tips for Encouraging Questioning in the Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    We have all been in classrooms where it seemed like questions from the students were about as welcome as the plague. There are just certain educators that have an aura about them that the last thing they want to have is questions from the audience. On the other hand, there are teachers more than...

  • How do you know your pupils are learning?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    It is a given that pupils achieve more when they are involved with their learning. Ensuring genuine engagement is, though, a tricky job for teachers to achieve. We want them to give us their feedback, but their years in education have been about receiving, not giving. Pupils like to please...

  • Working in independent schools

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Nearly fifty independent schools closed in the last academic year. Many others are struggling. It is not a good time to be a teacher in the independent sector. For a short period, I taught in a place on the verge of closure, an average sized privately-owned Prep school based in the East...

  • What is comparative assessment and how can teachers use it in their classroom?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Every school has them; the tickers, the flickers, the essay writers and the deadline fighters. Marking; the bane of teacher’s lives. Would it be that there was a form of assessment that was less time consuming, but also accurate and – importantly – useful. Perhaps there is some good news,...

  • How to Close the Gap Between Learners?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    If you are an educator, you know every year in your classroom you will have all types of learning levels present in your students. You will have the students that are bright enough they could almost teach the class. There will be the students that consistently turn in average work, nothing less,...

  • Less than 1 in 5 teachers think Ofsted is ‘trusted and reliable’

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Let’s be honest, expecting teachers to proclaim their love and affection for Ofsted is a bit like thinking turkeys would vote for Christmas. It’s never going to happen, being realistic. However, it would seem that what little begrudging respect that may have existed within the teaching...

  • How to avoid teacher burnout

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    For most teachers up and down the country right now the garden is rosy and the mood is positive. Okay, that’s not strictly true. We should not forget that for some teachers the start of term will be anything but the above. If the practicalities of funding cuts or the aftermath of disappointing...

  • Does setting by ability disadvantage students?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Grouping classes by prior attainment and ability is standard practice in most secondary schools. Many teachers will have plenty of experience of teaching classes that are set in this way, especially in core subjects. Of course, the question of whether this type of setting is the best way to...