Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Teacher Training and Tiredness

As a PGCE student, you are prepared for every type of teaching eventuality; from behaviour management, collecting evidence in order to meet Teaching Standards,...
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Senior Leadership: The Glass Ceiling in Education

The Statistics Statistics over recent years reveal a troubling lack of diversity within the teaching profession, laying bare the glass ceiling in education. QA Education reported...
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Holiday Homework: How much is too much?

The summer holidays have begun and that means ditching the textbooks for buckets and spades and swapping school uniforms for swimming costumes. When you’re...
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Inclusion in Schools is Not an Illusion

There has been much debate in recent years over how well inclusion in schools is working, or if it is working at all. Arguments...
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My Life in Learning Support: Working with SEN Children

It’s a Monday morning and the class are reading Macbeth. The students are all sat in rows as one reads out a line. One...
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10 Inspirational Female Educators

For a large part of history, women were excluded from education and have had to fight to earn their place in the teaching world....

Most able: rethinking how we identify exceptional students

A bit about me: in the 1990’s in Ontario, Canada, at the age of ten, I was identified as being gifted. This identification was...
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Teaching as a Career Choice: Is Teaching Right for Me?

Teaching is an enormously diverse field that attracts people from all walks of life, whether you’re a fresh, young graduate or a career-changer becoming...

It’s easy to say easy

Since my first year as a teacher, I’ve been working primarily with small target groups of low ability students, many of whom have special...
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The Real Cost of Cutting Creative Subjects in Schools

Schools across the UK have seen a drastic decline in arts subject enrolment over recent years. While the majority of schools cherish their arts...