Thursday, July 25, 2024
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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...

Five ways to minimise homework excuses

Some people might argue that there is no point in setting homework for bottom set classes: they aren’t likely to complete it because they’ll...

I didn’t get everything done and the world didn’t end

With workload and poor work-life balance being two of the main reasons for teachers leaving the profession, it is especially important to find ways...
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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...
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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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#SATshambles: The SATs Exam Scandal

Over the last week, hundreds have fled to Twitter in outrage of marking discrepancies in SATs tests under the hashtag #SATsshambles. The exam board,...
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Be a leader, even if you’re not on the leadership team

Have you ever wondered why there are so many phrases that use the word boss? Like a boss. You’re the boss. Who’s the boss?...
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In the School Garden: The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

A change of scenery can make a big impact on wellbeing, and that goes for schools too. Regularly getting out of the classroom and...

How to make the most out of your lesson planning

This blog post is for all those new to the teaching game who feel as though structuring and planning each lesson is...

Teacher Crisis Deepens

By Joseph Poppy   Schools, I’m sure we all agree, are not much use if they don’t have teachers. Official figures show that teaching vacancies have...