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7 Sites that are Great Sources of Lesson Planning Inspiration

Date: 17th Apr 2014

It’s a familiar story, you’ve got a list as long as your outstretched arm of lessons to plan and you’re slightly lacking inspiration and time. So what do you do? You turn to the marvellous help that’s available online of course.  There are several sites available with a huge range of free to download lesson […]


Guest Post by Pooky – Just to put your minds at rest about #ukedchat

Date: 24th Nov 2011

Please note – if you are looking for this post it has been relocated here. Many thanks! Creative Education  


How NOT to manage conflict in the classroom

Date: 28th Sep 2011

This post looks at where we commonly go wrong when dealing with difficult pupils in the classroom and gives some alternative responses which might improve the situation


When Online Activities Flop

Date: 23rd Sep 2011

This post looks at common reasons why online activities aren’t as successful as they could be, and how these barriers can be overcome.


Five Ideas to turn Homework into Home Learning

Date: 21st Sep 2011

This post looks at how you can transform homework from something that is tedious for both teacher and pupil into something more relevant and meaningful


Student Leadership Teams: is this the real student voice?

Date: 19th Sep 2011

This post takes a look at the pros and cons of student leadership teams and how we can go about really giving ALL of our students a voice.


Raising the school leaving age will raise expectations and aspirations

Date: 15th Sep 2011

This post, extolling the virtues of compulsory post 16 education is in response to a recent Guardian Article titled ‘Raising the school-leaving age will make teachers ill’


Looking forward to the year ahead

Date: 13th Sep 2011

It’s a great time of year to set your aims for the year ahead – please share your ideas on what type of teacher you’re hoping to be this year.


Class Blog Challenge: Getting your pupils started

Date: 12th Sep 2011

This time, the class blog challenge is all about getting your pupils to write their first post. Please remember to share a link once you’re done!


New term- New Start – New Rules

Date: 9th Sep 2011

In this guest post, Sophie Robinson discusses the Nurtured Heart approach to behaviour management and how it can be implemented in the classroom


10 Reasons Teachers should give Twitter a go

Date: 7th Sep 2011

If you can’t decide whether or not to give Twitter a go, here are some ideas to sway you. I’m pretty biased as I’m lucky enough to interact with thousands of teachers who find twitter invaluable – maybe one day you will too.


What’s the point of lesson observations?

Date: 5th Sep 2011

Head of English, David Didau, takes a look at why lesson observations are important and how we might be able to get more out of them.


Ideas for getting to know your new class

Date: 2nd Sep 2011

A wide range of ideas to help you get to know your new class whether you’re an NQT or an old hand.


Behaviour – Setting the Ground Rules

Date: 31st Aug 2011

It’s important to set and stick to your ground rules about behaviour right from the word go. This post gives you some pointers on ensuring your get off on the right foot with your new classes.


How to make friends and influence people in a new school

Date: 29th Aug 2011

This post aims to suggest 10 straightforward ways to settle in to your new role whether you’re an NQT or an old lag in a new school, a fast track careerist or frantically treading water.


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