Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Why promoting kindness in the classroom is a must

Kind words make the world go round. In fact, it has been proven that an environment where safety, kindness and understanding is...

Debunking those teaching myths

You know when you were at school yourself and you thought of teachers of having the sole purpose to ruin your weekends...

Wild, Wild West – the development of Multi Academy Trusts

I’m the CEO of a small MAT, currently two small secondary schools that were previously part of a hard Federation. My job...

The work-life balance myth

I’m going to generalise here, but teachers work hard. They work hard because they want the best for their pupils, they work...

How to balance your mental health with a hectic teaching schedule

As a teacher, you’re often racing around solving a million and one different problems at once, barely getting a moment for a...
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Top Tips for Teaching Assistants

If you’re reading this, you’re probably working as, or thinking about becoming, a teaching assistant. Having worked as a teaching assistant and learning support...
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A New Chapter… in a New School!

After spending a few years at a school, becoming confident in teaching and following the procedures, as well as being within a happy, caring...
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Key Stage 4: Reflections and Resolutions

Since results day I've been quietly reflecting on what worked and what I will do in the next academic year. To give some context,...
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Why I Love Teaching

Teaching. It's a bit of a funny job really. You get berated publicly for both working too much and working too little (I never...
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Part 3: What I’ll Take With Me

While I’m not teaching anymore, there are certain lessons from my experiences in the classroom that have helped me in my new pursuits. Indeed,...

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