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  • How to Handle Classroom Conflicts?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    If you spend enough years in the teaching profession, you will see just about everything that could possibly happen in the classroom. One of these occurrences is classroom conflicts. Whether the conflict is between two students, groups of students, or the teacher and a student, they should all be...

  • Tips on Teaching Large Class Sizes

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    One of their common solutions is to reduce the teaching staff, which in turn creates large class sizes. For instance, if one teacher is let go, their 25 students have to be redistributed to other classes. Soon you will have a large class sizes jumping up to 30 students instead of 25 students from...

  • Guided Learning, Pros and Cons

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Realising that young people are influenced from many sides, guided learning seeks to involve parents, peers even role models from wider society in the motivation behind children’s learning.  For all this, the position of the teacher is still identified as being paramount. I remember the...

  • Stress Management for Teachers

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Teaching is a stressful profession. This is why it is essential that every teacher must learn about stress management. Plus, you want them to be fairly positive to deal with stress, not visiting the nearest bar and drinking until you forget your problems and, in the process, your name. It is...

  • What is the best type of lesson plan?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The lesson plan should be for the teacher and nobody else. It is their aide memoire. Nothing more, nothing less. Here's the thing... planning is an essential component of any successful teaching experience. However, lesson plans are not. That might appear to be a massive contradiction, so let's...

  • What are the best CPD courses for teachers?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The current climate of schools tightening the purse strings means that decisions about which CPD courses to choose need to be taken wisely. This blog is not meant to be an advert for any of the wide variety of companies offering CPD courses. It is easy enough to tell whether a company is suited to...

  • How To Make Your Classroom Happier

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    When we consider how to make our classroom happier, the best way to start is to consider those things that prevent a classroom from operating in a cheerful way. Because young people, children, students, kids, call them what you will, are fundamentally happy people.  They laugh a lot, they...

  • School Sports That Encourage Learning

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    What are the school sports that encourage learning? It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.  Kids tied up in class all day, especially in our ever-pressured school system, are going to benefit from getting out and running around.  Not only that, their physical fitness will...

  • How To Exit The Teaching Profession?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Here’s a frightening figure. Nearly forty per cent of new teachers have exited the teaching profession by the time their second year would begin. The overall figure is not that much more encouraging, with one in ten teachers deciding it is time to quit every year. One of the few things that...

  • Verbal Vs. Written Feedback

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It is the season of the cup final - the FA Cup, the Champions League, the Play-Offs... and there's another battle of the heavyweights going on: Written Feedback vs. Verbal Feedback. So, who comes out on top? Marking and feedback has become one of the biggest bones of contention in schools. It is...