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Educational Calendar – Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

How to Create a Mindful Space for Self-Regulation | Edutopia

Setting aside a quiet room for students who need time and strategies to regulate their emotions helps them return to class feeling ready to learn. Students can access the Brave … Continue reading

December 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Isle of Wight school lesson from 1994 found on hidden blackboard | BBC News

Chalk diagrams from a lesson in 1994 have been found on a blackboard at a disused school ahead of its demolition. The discovery at All Saints’ Primary School in Freshwater … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

4 Common Classroom Management Mistakes New Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them | Edutopia

New elementary teachers, take heart: Classroom management is hard, but not impossible. Keep these ideas in mind as you get started. Find out more from Lori Friesen here: 4 Common … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management Strategies: The Ultimate List | Proud to be Primary

This list of classroom management strategies has something for every teacher! These strategies will encourage kids to follow classroom expectations and keep them engaged and learning. Find it here: Classroom … Continue reading

July 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Virtual Teaching Practices to Bring Back to the Classroom | Edutopia

Remote teaching prompted teachers to find new ways to reach kids and build a feeling of community, and some of those will be well worth keeping. We take notes about what we … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Children read more challenging books in lockdowns | The Guardian

A new report on reading habits of more than one million children also finds they read longer books, particularly during school closures. The annual What Kids Are Reading report from … Continue reading

May 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

FREE access during lockdown 2021 | imoves

Get everything you need to maximise active learning during lockdown with ready-made, easy to share resources! Get free access to imoves during 2021 lockdown – CLICK HERE to sign up!

February 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home | Edutopia

A teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes. Technology is now an essential part of education, as the vast … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK. Primary and secondary schools are closed to most pupils, … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history – including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two | Media Centre

Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”— Tim Davie, … Continue reading

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Autumn 2020 Resources for Primary and Secondary students | BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have posted resources specially designed to help students catch-up and keep up this term. Access all the assets here: Autumn 2020 Resources for Primary and Secondary students | … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Back to School Checklist for Teachers | ThoughtCo

Prepare for the new school year with a back-to-school checklist. This comprehensive list will help you get ready for your elementary school class. Preparing your classroom for the new school … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

If We Want Bookworms, We Need to Get Beyond Leveled Reading | Edutopia

When it comes to nurturing kids’ love of reading, research suggests variety, choice—and encouragement to stretch—can make a difference. Matching kids with “just right” books—texts they can read comfortably—has been … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize Primary Parents’ Survival Guide | 5 tips for handling back-to-school anxiety

Not everyone feels the same way about sending their kids back to primary school. With Reception and Years 1 and 6 mooted to return to school across much of the … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Support Home Learning in Elementary Grades | Edutopia

A first and second grade teacher shares his home learning plan for his students and how he is engaging their families. Read the full article here: How to Support Home Learning … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Primary league tables: How did your school do? | BBC News

New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education. The tables are based on how 11-year-olds in each school performed in national curriculum … Continue reading

December 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Inside the primary school class with 63 pupils | BBC News

A primary school was thrust into the spotlight last month when it was revealed it was teaching children in classes of more than 60 pupils. BBC News spent the day … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Off to ‘big school’? Some pupils need extra support, says Ofsted | BBC News

Primary schools should identify pupils whose behaviour may be at risk of deteriorating when they reach secondary school, a report for Ofsted suggests. Head teachers told Ofsted some pupils could … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Child Development Stages – Charlotte Davies | Fit-2-Learn

Thank you to Charlotte Davies, a Director of Fit-2-Learn, who shared this useful infographic on child development. It outlines and integrates the various stages children need to go through in their … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Roald Dahl Day Lesson – The Power of Words | BBC Teach

Join BBC Teach in celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Friday, 13th September 2019, with a very special interactive lesson and digital event aimed at primary school pupils aged 7 to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%’ | BBC News

Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned. Replies to … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms | Edutopia

K–8 educators from across America provide a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations. See the full article here: 7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms | Edutopia

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teaching Resources | TES

TES provides a range of primary and secondary school teaching resources including lesson plans, worksheets and student activities for all curriculum subjects. Source: Teaching Resources | TES

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

School bans students from saying ‘like’ to improve speaking skills | CBBC Newsround

A school in West Yorkshire has banned students from using the word ‘like’ during conversations in order to improve speaking skills. Single-word answers such as ‘good’, ‘nice’ and ‘sad’ have … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Broomlands Primary: Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning? | BBC News

At first glance, it looks like a giant crown sitting on top of the grass or a spacecraft that has landed in a traditional Borders market town. Whatever it might … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils’ commute | BBC News

A primary school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for pupils’ health. When Ysgol Hamadryad opened in Cardiff, those in charge were … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’ | BBC News

School break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons into the day, a long-term study suggests. Infants in England had … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Madness of Standardisation in Learning

In contrast to a recent post regarding project based learning, here is an article from the Guardian exploring what teachers and students are enduring in the standardised testing regime currently in … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why Good Schools Are Happy Places | HuffPost

Consider all that occurs in the short span of ten minutes at the start of each day at my son’s school. Students participate in a community that values play, song, … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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