Thursday, November 15, 2018
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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...
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Simple solutions: starting lessons smoothly

Starting lessons smoothly can be challenging. Missing equipment. Latecomers. Excuses for why homework isn’t complete. There are a lot of ways to address this....
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“But I’m not a maths person”: 7 strategies to help your students enjoy maths

There are so many arguments against the notion of not being a maths person. I won’t go into them, but let me be clear:...
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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...

Start the year by setting the points table

From the first lesson we have together, there are two things I really want to cultivate in my students: motivation and a sense of...
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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...

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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#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...

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