Sunday, June 23, 2024
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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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Classroom Management Strategies: How to Control Your Noisy Classroom

You’re stood at the front of the classroom, ready to begin your lesson that you spent hours preparing, making resources for and differentiating materials....
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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...

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...

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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Five Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Stress is a big problem for teachers, with workloads increasing and greater accountability measures, many are struggling to cope. The first thing to know...
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How to Establish Yourself in the Classroom

The second in my 'How To' series, this post looks at how you establish yourself in those first few lessons at school. Here are...
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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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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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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...