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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Every class has those few pupils who it is hard to gain the attention of throughout the day. At some points, it'll be just one or two, and then for harder and drier lessons it can sometimes feel like the whole class's attention has gone on holiday and left their empty shells in front of… Read More

March 31, 2016

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We all want to be the very best we can be each and every time we step into the classroom, but from time to time, it can feel like we're on an uphill struggle to do so, and everyone can use some help when it comes to being the best teacher possible.  So here we… Read More

March 31, 2016

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Homework; it's one of those things that's been part of the school life of each and every pupil who has gone to school for what feels like hundreds of years. But has it ever really changed? It seems that despite every other change that schools and lessons embrace, homework often remains exactly the same and… Read More

March 30, 2016

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For any teacher going into the classroom for the first time, it's easy to think that all you'll need is your mind and some brilliant new ideas to help pupils learn. But every little helps, doesn't it? And you can make use of some fantastic materials and items to make your life that little bit… Read More

March 30, 2016

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Nurseries in England and Wales need to employ a higher number of early years teachers to prepare children for moving into schools, according to a claim from Save the Children, which says every nursery in the country should have such a teacher in place to help with the development of language and speech skills.  It… Read More

March 30, 2016

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The term crisis when describing the seemingly perennial issue of teacher shortages in UK classrooms has become somewhat commonplace in the past year or so, to the extent that we'd almost be forgiven for thinking that it was something of an over-dramatising of the problem.  However, according to the head of one head teachers' union,… Read More

March 30, 2016

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The National Union of Teachers' (NUT) conference in Brighton has seen calls for a ballot that could potentially see teachers in primary schools across the country opt to boycott testing at this level, it has been reported.  In recent weeks, it emerged that British schoolchildren in primary schools are among the most heavily tested across… Read More

March 29, 2016

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It's been a testing time of late for the education sector, with many changes either being brought in or planned, but one teachers' union has said it's time that the real issues are focussed on, rather than looking towards simply politically motivated ventures.  Academies and free schools have been the main topic for discussion in… Read More

March 29, 2016

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Proposals over a way to change the exam appeals system could make it completely unfair by making it harder than ever before to appeal against GCSE and A-Level results, head teachers have claimed.  According to reports, the exams regulator Ofqual wants to make changes that would mean marks only being added to papers in a… Read More

March 23, 2016

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The Welsh education minister has promised changes to the teacher training system in the nation that will see it become one of the best in the world, it has been reported.  According to the BBC, Huw Lewis has promised that any universities taking part in teacher training will be presented with new guidelines for the… Read More

March 23, 2016