Saturday, September 18, 2021
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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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Best Books for Teachers

School’s out for summer and there’s no better way to relax than put your feet up and get stuck in to a great book....

Three ways to strengthen your relationship with teaching assistants

Amidst the marking, the planning, and the preparation, I have been known to struggle with planning for my teaching assistant. Especially in light of...

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...
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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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How to Discuss Sensitive Topics at School

We live in a world that is overwhelming for many young people and this can often lead to students asking difficult questions. It is...
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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...

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,...

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...

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...