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Teacher Recruitment and Retention

I often make a distinction between working in a company and being a teacher. In this case I don’t see a distinction… the principles of teacher retention revolve around these … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Burnout Isn’t Inevitable | Edutopia

Teachers are stressed – but schools can help. Lead author Keith Herman, a psychology professor, and his University of Missouri colleagues found that “the high stress levels reported by nearly … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Wellbeing | Ac-Ed

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Are you hiding how you feel? I want to add to the discussion about teacher wellbeing, to explore the signs and symptoms and then offer some…

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exercise and Well-Being (3) | BelievePHQ

Guidance for good mental health for teachers from Believe PHQ.

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Work-Life Balance | Ac-Ed

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I have written this article as a way of looking at the teacher retention and recruitment issues we are currently facing in the profession. A key…

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Are there any teachers out there who would encourage their students to pursue teaching?

An interesting article by Sandro Bellantone which hints at what is behind the teacher recruitment and retention crisis… Are there any teachers out there who would encourage their students to … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Teacher Dissatisfaction / Student Disillusionment: Causes and Cures

In the UK, and I sense in the US and Australia, there is growing dissatisfaction among teachers regarding what governments and leaders are asking them to focus upon. Much of … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Inspiration

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

19 Teacher Instagram Hacks That Will Make This School Year The Best One Yet | Buzzfeed

Just a few ways to save your money, time, and patience. View the full list here: 19 Teacher Instagram Hacks That Will Make This School Year The Best One Yet … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Militant tenderness: how teachers are rooting out sexism in school | The Guardian

Skinhead English teacher ‘Mr Pink’ is one of many finding ways to stop stereotypes sticking, even among the smallest children. Often it’s about as little as being relentlessly polite – … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

25 Attention-Getters to Calm A Noisy Classroom | Education to the Core

As teachers, we know the value of having good attention getters to quiet noisy classrooms. I have always wanted a comprehensive list of all of the best attention getters in … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Data Management and Purposes

The fact that we can accumulate data, does not give it some spurious meaning or validation. The management of data in schools should be about yielding insights into how to … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head | BBC News

Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Count Them

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lesson Planning 101 | Ac-Ed

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? It may appear simple to say that there has to be a beginning, middle and end but is important that we do not miss any…

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

WHY? | Ac-Ed

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Why dedicate yourself to introducing and promoting a way of thinking about, and going about, teaching and learning? I was asked this question and have been…

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Learning to say “No” | Ac-Ed

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Teachers, on the whole, are a pretty compliant bunch. Ask them to do anything and they will often find a way to add it to their…

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Educate Me

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought for the Day: Inspire

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Past, Present, Future

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

No Shouting!

Shouting at children, as with the argument with corporal punishment, always makes my hackles rise. The only time I’ve shouted in my teaching career has been to get the attention … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Future Teaching Requirements

March 29, 2018 · Leave a 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

Damian Hinds to cut workload to tackle teacher shortage | BBC News

The education secretary will promise to cut teachers’ workload in an attempt to resolve a recruitment crisis in England’s schools. Damian Hinds will tell head teachers that there will be … Continue reading

March 11, 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
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