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Overcoming 10 common barriers to parental engagement

9th Nov 2015

Parents can become disengaged with school – this post looks at overcoming common barriers so parents can have maximum impact on their child’s education.

Ten top tips: Tackling disruptive behaviour

20th Oct 2015

Disruptive behaviour is a challenge in many schools and many classrooms here are some strategies for beating it.

Apps for autism: from early years to individuals with communication and fine motor skills challenges

29th Jun 2015

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 […]

Using gamification to promote boys’ enjoyment of English

19th Jun 2015

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 […]

Using Distancing Techniques in PSHE

12th Jun 2015

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? […]

Mathematics in (or out of) context?

8th Jun 2015

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 […]

New GCSE English Language and Literature

8th Jun 2015

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 […]

Eight Qualities of Effective School Leaders

3rd Jun 2015

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. […]

Six steps to sustainable student motivation

29th May 2015

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. […]

Book Now for Free Training Programme for Core Maths Teaching in the Further Education and Training Sector

20th May 2015

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 […]

Five mistakes to avoid when using technology as a teaching tool

13th May 2015

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: 7 ways outstanding school leaders get it right

11th May 2015

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 […]

Controlling a class: dealing with difficult behaviour

6th May 2015

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 […]

Education policies and promises – how the parties compare

29th Apr 2015

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 […]

Revising for exams: Tips to help you get it right

13th Apr 2015

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 […]

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