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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

The Student Engagement Core Model

The Student Engagement Core Model Adapted from “Where student, teacher, and content meet: Student engagement in the secondary school classroom,” by Corso, M. J., Bundick, M. J., Quaglia, R. J., … Continue reading

August 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier | BBC Health

Early warning signs of self-harm can appear in children almost a decade before it starts, say researchers. The team at the University of Cambridge found two distinct groups that were … Continue reading

June 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Boosting Executive Function in Teenagers

The teenage years bring a certain amount of hormonal mayhem to young people at the very time that they are required to exercise more responsibility for organising their lives. The … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link | BBC News

There remains “little association” between technology use and mental-health problems, a study of more than 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds suggests. The Oxford Internet Institute compared TV viewing, social-media and device … Continue reading

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dear Gavin Williamson, teenagers use mobile phones. Get with the times | The Guardian

Author and broadcaster Michael Rosen has a few things to say to the education secretary… Why not applaud the explosion of literacy in texts and posts? Better to welcome rather … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Back to school: How pupils feel about returning to class | BBC News

As millions of pupils in England return to school after lockdown, the BBC went to Chantry Academy – a secondary school in Ipswich – to find out how students felt. … Continue reading

March 9, 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

7 Classroom Management Mistakes and the Research on How to Fix Them | Edutopia

Misbehavior may also be a healthy part of a child’s social and emotional development. When children reach adolescence, their allegiances shift from adults to peers, and their abstract thinking skills … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · 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

FAO: Headteachers/Principals: Call for informal research partner schools from secondary schools in the UK and internationally to evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on learning development in your school

I’m looking to do some research to explore the transformative impact of the Coronavirus on learning in secondary schools… or not. It forms the next element to my books on … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bad local transport linked to failing schools | BBC News

There is a striking overlap between places in England with slow public transport and places with struggling secondary schools, say researchers at SchoolDash. Instead of only looking at education data, … Continue reading

March 5, 2020 · 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

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

Secondary league tables – poor pupils behind for next 70 years | BBC News

League tables go live and BBC News reveals how long it could take for poorer pupils to do as well as the rest. Read the full story here: Secondary tables … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hotter years ‘mean lower exam results’ | BBC News

Students taking exams in a summer heat wave might have always complained that they were hampered by the sweltering weather. But this study, from academics at Harvard, the University of … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Myth of the Grammar School…

The claimed benefits are shown to be down to social factors and cherry-picking, says Professor Stephen Gorard, of Durham’s School of Education: Grammar schools do not have better pupil attainment … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Narrow vocabulary hits pupils grades | BBC News

Research suggests four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary have limited vocabulary. Monosyllabic adolescents may be nothing new, but the latest research suggests a big chunk … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize | BBC News

A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world’s best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10 | BBC News

A teacher from north London, named as a top-10 finalist in a global teaching award, has warned of the poor living conditions of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou says some pupils … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

School league tables – see how your secondary school has done | BBC News

More than one in eight secondary schools in England is below the standard deemed acceptable by ministers, league table data shows. The secondary school league tables have just been published, … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teaching to the Test – the Bane of Learning

This is a Telegraph article about the debilitating effect that ‘teaching to the test’ has on learning and learners. Extending GCSEs to a three year course merely swallows up more … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’ | BBC News

A potential shortage of school places looms ahead in secondary schools in England, councils are warning. The Local Government Association says schools will be thousands of places short over the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Secondary school pupil numbers set for 19% rise by 2026 | BBC News

The number of pupils in England’s secondary schools is set to rise by almost a fifth within the next decade.Government figures show there are expected to be around half a … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Montessori Secondary School: Teachers as Guides

The Montessori educational philosophy is well established at primary level as a child development focussed philosophy of letting children discover their own interests  and develop at a pace appropriate to the … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Schools ‘cut staff due to funding shortages’ | BBC News

Schools in England are cutting back on teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) because of financial constraints, a survey for the Sutton Trust suggests. The poll found 49% of primary schools … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.   Source: 8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools | BBC News

Music “could face extinction” as a subject in secondary schools in England, researchers have warned. They say music is being squeezed because of pressure on pupils to take subjects included … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England | BBC News

Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700 … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

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