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Inspirational, expert-led Creative Education public courses are running in Plymouth this autumn!

22nd Jul 2019

Creative Education will be running some of their most popular public courses in Plymouth this autumn term. With an expert-led trainer, a comfortable central location and a proper sit down restaurant lunch; you’ll come away from the day fully inspired and energised!


Engaging and exciting training in Cardiff this autumn

15th Jul 2019

Are you based in the Cardiff area? If so, take a look at the brilliant range of Creative Education public courses running over the autumn term and next academic year. Training that will energise and inspire!


Inspiring and energising public courses now available in Exeter!

12th Jul 2019

See our fantastic range of popular open courses being held in Exeter over the autumn term and next year.


8 Ways to reduce stress

15th Feb 2019

Teaching can be challenging, with difficult behaviour and heavy workloads potential contributors to stress. These 8 tips can help you to cope.


Methods to reduce planning time

11th Feb 2019

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.


Multiplication: How to help children remember

10th Jan 2019

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.


Outstanding Lesson Plans and How to Create Your Own

19th Nov 2018

A series of questions to help you analyse and improve upon your lesson plans


Five Practical Ideas for Lesson Starters

5th Nov 2018

Use these starters to get your students engaged, excited & motivated for learning.


5 Quick-hit tips on lesson planning!

26th Sep 2016

  I remember that day, 21 years ago, when I walked into my first ever departmental meeting on my first ever inset training day. As an NQT, I had everything in place – a plethora of great lessons hoarded from teaching placements and from other NQTs, and a scheme of work that I had borrowed […]


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 […]


Five Ideas for Promoting Body Confidence and Self-Esteem in your Pupils

11th Jan 2015

This post was first published in UKEdChat Magazine and is reproduced here with kind permission. As educators, we’re all aware that it’s not enough simply to fill our pupils with knowledge and hope for the best. In order for them to enjoy and achieve both within and beyond school, they need both healthy self-esteem and […]


8 Ideas for Outdoor Learning

4th Jun 2014

We’ve talked in the past about the benefits of taking learning outside the classroom. Today we’re going to share some specific ideas with you. We hope they give you some inspiration for outdoor learning in the weeks ahead. 1. Go on a nature colour hunt Ask pupils to search for items of certain colours – […]


How To Make Team Teaching Work

21st May 2014

Team teaching is one of those terms that you hear bandied around from time to time, but if you’ve not tried it then it can be hard to know quite why to bother and, if you do, how to make it an effective way of leading learning.  There are various different models of team teaching, […]


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