Progress in maths relies on fluent recall of the times tables. Not having to work out sums frees time for students to work through more complex mathematical processes.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) relate to a range of traumatic experiences in childhood that have demonstrable impact on future health, mental wellbeing and life chances.
Schools cannot eradicate mental health problems in children entirely. What they can do is create an environment that fosters and protects mental wellbeing and encourages resilience in children.
Teaching can be challenging, with difficult behaviour and heavy workloads potential contributors to stress. These 8 tips can help you to cope.
Lesson planning takes a considerable amount of teachers’ time. While planning is clearly important it mustn’t become disproportionately time-consuming, which is counter-productive.
A series of questions to help you analyse and improve upon your lesson plans
Use these starters to get your students engaged, excited & motivated for learning.
Disruptive behaviour is a challenge in many schools and many classrooms here are some strategies for beating it.
Parents can become disengaged with school – this post looks at overcoming common barriers so parents can have maximum impact on their child’s education.
Witnessing a student having a panic attack can be distressing, and many staff find themselves wondering how best to support students. There are a few simple steps you can follow and these are worth all staff knowing. If you have students who regularly have panic attacks, it’s worth discussing these suggestions with them and asking […]
Middle leaders are often the unsung heroes in our schools. Taking on a phenomenal workload and ensuring the smooth running of individual departments and phases, they could be considered the glue that binds the school together. Here are 5 reasons why we think school simply wouldn’t be the same without them. Depth of knowledge […]
A look at Cyberbullying – the use of ICT deliberately to upset someone else.
How do you spot a child in your class or school with the signs of anorexia? Teachers and teaching assistants will find this list helpful to identify the signs.
You may be about to return to teaching after maternity leave or it could be after a period of absence due to illness; whatever the reason you are bound to be filled with a myriad of questions and anxieties about going back to work.
In this blog post from Nora Helena McKenna, we go back to basics and explain the whats, hows and whys of mindfulness; whether it can help in your classroom and quick tricks you can implement straight away.