Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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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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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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...

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...

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...
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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....
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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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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...

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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Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom

DfE statistics have shown that 70% of children with Autism are educated in mainstream schools with the rest in specialist provision. Despite this, NASUWT...