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  • The rise in private tuition: Why are so many pupils having extra lessons outside school?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Research recently published by the Sutton Trust has shown that more than a quarter of secondary pupils in England and Wales now get private tuition outside school. The reasons for the increase are multi-faceted. It could be a result of the increased demands of reformed GCSEs and A levels. It...

  • The importance of having a vision and ethos in schools

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    You cannot underestimate just how important it is for a school to have a strong vision and ethos. However, it’s all too easy for the likes of a vision, an ethos or a mission statement to be something that exists in name or on paper only. These are the sorts of things that become a part of a...

  • Should Elementary Students Have Homework?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There is a fine line as a teacher between trying to prepare your students the best you can and simply overworking them to the point that they hate school. Homework has always been a hot topic ever since school began. It doesn’t seem like the issue is going to die down anytime soon either....

  • 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...

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  • 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,...