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  • How balanced is your school teaching staff?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Search online for information about a balanced economy, or a balanced diet, and page after page is listed.  Look for a balanced teaching staff, and the options are somewhat more limited.  Because, like everything that is best, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What constitutes a...

  • Best Education Apps to Use In and Out of the Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    As more and more classrooms are joining the 1:1 technology initiative (a computer device for every student), education is finally changing its look in schools across the globe. Textbooks are no longer considered the must-have item that they used to be in the classroom. After all, you can find much...

  • Best Books to Encourage Thinking in the Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    More educators are starting to go with using actual books in the classroom for teaching purposes instead of the textbooks that have been used for decades. Regardless of the subject area, there are novels that can become a staple of classroom learning for your students that perhaps you have not...

  • Supporting Children With Autism

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    ‘The Chase’ star and recent contestant in ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ Anne Hegarty has brought autism back to the forefront of national attention. What has been especially enlightening about Hegarty’s openness is that, unusually in popular culture, a high functioning autistic person has spoken to the...

  • Things supply teachers should be given by all schools

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    No schools could cope without supply teachers. They are life-savers, but, unfortunately, they are not even always afforded the professional courtesy of being given the basic tools and information to help make what is already a very difficult job that much easier. We all know the challenges supply...

  • How to lead a successful department

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It is often said, rightly, that the biggest drivers of school improvement are middle leaders. Of course, if a school’s senior leaders are weak then it will soon run into problems. However, regardless of how good the SLT might be, if the quality of middle leadership is lacking, the school will...

  • Is pupil behaviour getting worse?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Most teachers who have been in the classroom for a decade or more will tell you that they believe that pupil behaviour has declined in that time. Those that have been teaching for longer still often say that the decline in behaviour standards is even more noticeable. Of course, the reasons for...

  • How to Improve Student Vocabulary

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    The more time you spend around students, the more you probably have recognized that their vocabulary mostly seems to be pretty basic. Whether they are speaking or writing, they tend to use the same words over and over. To say they have a limited vocabulary overall can be kind for some students....

  • The Perfect Christmas Gift for Teacher

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Christmas is just around the corner and kids aren’t the only ones who are excited. The Christmas spirit is contagious for adults and children! It is always a good time trying to find the best gift possible for each person in your life while staying somewhat on a budget. And since it seems like...

  • How to Become an Outstanding Teacher

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    As educators, our goal is to become the best teacher we possibly can. Unless we are a year or two away from retirement, and then our goal is to get through the next couple of years anyway possible. You may think that to become an outstanding teacher, you just have to try harder. However, this is...