Monday, June 21, 2021

Start the year by setting the points table

From the first lesson we have together, there are two things I really want to cultivate in my students: motivation and a sense of...
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Workspace to think

Most of us would agree that a school’s main priority is its students and their education. As a result, we spend countless hours on...

Support each other: build a beacon

In a series of team building activities a colleague ran for each Key Stage 3 year group last summer, students were given a scenario:...
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Five Things Schools Can Do to Support Supply Teachers

Supply teachers have become an essential but under-represented part of the education system. With the demands on schools during funding cuts and difficulties with...
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Classroom Management Strategies: How to Control Your Noisy Classroom

You’re stood at the front of the classroom, ready to begin your lesson that you spent hours preparing, making resources for and differentiating materials....
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“But I’m not a maths person”: 7 strategies to help your students enjoy maths

There are so many arguments against the notion of not being a maths person. I won’t go into them, but let me be clear:...
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Simple solutions: starting lessons smoothly

Starting lessons smoothly can be challenging. Missing equipment. Latecomers. Excuses for why homework isn’t complete. There are a lot of ways to address this....

Making the Move- UK to International Teaching

TES job alerts.…it can be your best friend, it can be your enemy. Signing up to the daily job alerts was one of the...
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What’s in My Bag: The Essential Supply Teaching Tools

Supply teachers are a diverse bunch and have varying approaches to entering a new school. Some supply teachers need no more than a strong...
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Students as Teachers: Empowering, Encouraging, Enlightening

As a result of my teaching timetable last year, I started to involve my students more at the front of the class. I had...