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Thought For The Day: Be Somebody

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Workload: A crisis which can only be solved with new thinking

There has always been a crisis over teacher workload in British schools. When I began my teaching career it was related to marking. The assumption that you would keep on … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be Happy

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: I Am a Teacher

October 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: What Is Education For?

In the frenetic and short term environment in which education takes place, leaders can often develop myopia. When this happens they fail to ask the bigger questions about the role … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

7 Back to School Tips for Teachers | ThoughtCo.

Going back to school after summer break can be exciting, nerve-racking, and hectic for teachers. It may be the most important time of the year. Read the article here: 7 … Continue reading

September 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers | Edutopia

New teachers — and experienced ones too — can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins. In the 1950s, psychologists Jacob Kounin and Paul Gump … Continue reading

September 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: For All New Term Newbies!

September 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Another academic year dawns!

Whether you are in a forward looking, innovative and supportive school, or struggling against the odds, never doubt that you are making a difference in young lives…    

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: You’ve Earned a Rest!

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Summer!

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Originally posted on ace-d:
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

Originally posted on ace-d:
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

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