Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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How to Ace Your Teaching Assistant Interview

So you’ve been invited to an interview for a job as a teaching assistant- congratulations! Working as a teaching assistant can be very rewarding...
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3 Go-Home-Happy Strategies When You’ve Had a Bad Day

Bad days happen. I wish I could promise you that you won’t have a bad day, but I can’t. There will be those days...
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How Schools Can Write Effective Job Descriptions and Attract the Right Staff

We are all aware of the current difficulties in teacher recruitment. We’re in the midst of a teacher shortage with less new trainee teachers...
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Part 1: Why I Wanted to be a Teacher

I knew without question that I wanted to be a teacher. I knew it without having to think about it. Without research, without a...
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The Power of Words: Why I Love World Book Day

World Book Day started in 1998 in the UK and I remember it as if it was yesterday. In reality, I was just being...
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The Best Teaching Advice I’ve Received

It’s January! Everyone is making resolutions! Why is that? The calendar is a man-made invention. There isn’t anything magical about December 31st turning into...
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Job Sharing: The Long Distance Relationship that Has to Work

Job sharing is a funny relationship with constant text messages, emails and phone calls flying back and forth. You share so many things, a...

How to Manage Behaviour

Now this is by no means a be-all-and-end-all list and I would hugely recommend purchasing Sue Cowley's Getting the Buggers to Behave but I do hope...
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What’s Fake News Got to Do with Schools?

We’re all aware of the spread of fake news in the media over recent years. From internet trolls to politicians, it’s become a tool...
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Teachers: How to Use the Christmas Break Wisely

As we move in to the last weeks of winter term, teachers will be looking forward to a well-earned rest over the Christmas break....

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