A series of questions to help you analyse and improve upon your lesson plans
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.
Unfortunately, examples of conflict, difficult situations and difficult colleagues all have an air of inevitability about them in education. The pressure of the job, the incessant scrutiny on the profession and the culture of fear that, sadly, exists in many schools means that they can be a breeding ground for conflict. Therefore – especially if you responsible for leading or managing others – it is really important that professionals know how to manage conflict and how to deal with difficult situations and colleagues. Read our top tips for doing just that.
Of all the challenges that a teacher has to face, there can be few as frustrating or as difficult to deal with as a disengaged, disaffected student.
The first thing we need to get clear is that lessons will go wrong from time to time. Lessons will go wrong for teachers with 20 years, 2 years or 2 months experience in the classroom. Even the very best practitioners have lessons that go wrong. Even the most meticulously planned lessons can go wrong. And, […]
Is your school taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies? See how we can help with training, consultancy and support.
Date, Title, Hypothesis, Apparatus, Diagram, Method, Results and Conclusion… Was this how you experienced science at school? Is there another way?
If you are a middle leader and are considering making the step up to a senior leadership role, it’s well worth pausing for thought first.
By encouraging students to focus on detail they can construct more effective ‘creative’ or imaginative and descriptive writing.
With changes from modular to linear assessment, Suzanne O’Farrell introduces the key concepts, ideas and questions that need to be considered and managed in your institution in relation to this.
Education expert Matt Bromley will be delivering a session on how to develop your classroom practice to best enable your students to succeed as part of our conference. To give you a taster of what you can expect, we’ve asked him to write a blog post for us that begins to tackle this important area. Think of […]
The 2nd in our 2-part special for Safer Internet Day, discover these online safeguarding resources to help you, young people and their parents.
In the first of our 2-part special for Safer Internet Day, pick up internet safety lesson ideas for every subject and ways to raise awareness in your school.
The challenges to the non-specialist faced with teaching the primary geography curriculum are not to be underestimated. Here are some ideas to help you with a few of the key issues faced.
David has had twenty one years' experience of secondary geography teaching in the independent sector. During his career he held the posts of Head of Geography, Head of Humanities, Academic Data Manager and boarding housemaster and has worked as an OCR and Edexcel A Level examiner.