Parents can become disengaged with school – this post looks at overcoming common barriers so parents can have maximum impact on their child’s education.
Disruptive behaviour is a challenge in many schools and many classrooms here are some strategies for beating it.
Using technology is a popular leisure time activity for many children with autism and this can be harnessed in a positive way for educational benefit. In order to ensure that children have appropriate use of IT they should have opportunities to: Learn new skills Become more motivated Develop increased concentration on tasks Initiate more contact […]
When travelling the length and breadth of the UK to deliver courses for Creative Education I always introduce the concept of gamification as a means of raising attainment by increased pupil engagement in English. It is a topic that I find really inspires delegates not least because this “cutting edge” technique is something teachers have […]
Teaching some of the topics in the PSHE curriculum can be tricky, even awkward and, not to put too fine a point on it, just plain embarrassing. Some experienced teachers can handle it all without any problem. But what about those who find it more of a challenge? And more importantly, what about the pupils? […]
Despite years of research and numerous studies about transferability of skills the teaching and learning of mathematics continues to be a problem. Students are still all too frequently unable to apply their mathematical knowledge and skills outside the confines of the mathematics classroom. Many of them simply do not recognise external situations where a mathematical […]
I am sure you are aware of the key changes to English GCSE exams and have had a chance to look at sample exam board material but it always help to get involved in a discussion or have some points thrown out at you just to help you in your planning and approach towards first […]
Why is it that some school leaders seem able to walk into almost any school and have a real, significant and lasting impact? There’s not just one reason, there are several – we’ve outlined them below. They have high expectations The best school leaders have consistently high expectations of themselves, of their team and of their students. […]
Motivating students for one lesson is a challenge – keeping them continually motivated is an even bigger one, but if we invest the time, effort and energy into developing lessons that sustain student motivation week after week, we find that students both enjoy and achieve more. Here are some suggestions to get you started: 1. […]
Creative Education is proud to be working on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation to deliver a range of 6 day courses to train experienced maths teachers in preparation for the introduction of the core Maths curriculum in the FE Further Education and Training sector. The core maths curriculum was announced by the government […]
Increasingly, digital technology is a regular feature in lessons across the curriculum across all key stages. Technology can be a great way to engage students and to bring learning alive through the use of video, interactive apps or a real life audience across the world using social media or tools like Skype. If you’re planning […]
Delegation sounds like a simple thing… Ask other people to do things. But it’s clearly not as simple as it sounds or we’d all be a lot better at it wouldn’t we? When talking to middle and senior leaders in schools and colleges, they often give similar reasons why they fail to delegate: It feels […]
Difficulties with behaviour management is one of the issues that promises to wear down even the most experienced, passionate and dedicated of teachers occasionally. When it’s not going right, we can find ourselves feeling lost and out of control – and sometimes things continue to get worse. So what steps can we take to try […]
With the general election just around the corner, this post compares the education policies and promises put forward by the UK’s political parties. We’ve tried to provide a straight forward, non-biased summary from which you can draw your own conclusions. At least 500 extra free schools will be built if the Conservatives win the […]
With exam season looming, every student in the land is looking for a magic bullet to help them get through their exams unscathed. Sadly there is no magic to be had here other than hard work, but there are a few strategies you can employ to ensure that the time you spend revising is spent […]