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  • Being a teacher is difficult

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Being a teacher is difficult. You can take the coolest and calmest person on the planet and make them a teacher, and they eventually will lose their patience. In fact, to prove this point, remember when the Fonz turned into a high school teacher on Happy Days? It took him only a couple days before...

  • Helpful Apps for High School and College Students

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Below is a list of apps for high school and college students that I discovered through some sleuthing that could come in handy. Give them a try and see if they can help you out next time you are stuck on a problem with nobody to turn to. Back when I was in school, if I was stuck with a hard math...

  • What is the true value of arts and cultural education?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The battle that the arts and cultural education have found themselves in over the last few years has been well-documented. First came the ideological attack from the Tories with their quest to push all students (regardless of their suitability, interests or ability) down the narrow academic and...

  • Is group work all it’s cracked up to be?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It's getting on for two decades now since group work become the 'done thing'. All of a sudden, rote learning and desks in neat rows were out, and kinaesthetic, mind-friendly learning and working in groups was very much in. And over the last 20 years or so teachers have had it in drilled into...

  • Why seeking promotion is not always the right thing to do in teaching

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Why does a classroom teacher be seeking promotion? Why does a deputy head have to aspire to be a headteacher? These are important questions but they are ones that are rarely asked. It is just assumed that this is the way things are - that individuals should naturally want to progress and...

  • Why the Pupil Premium needs a rethink?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It is 8 years since Pupil Premium was introduced. In that time, £10billion has been spent on the initiative and the question: "What are you doing differently for your pupil premium students?" has been asked countless times of teachers up and down the land. An equally unfathomable...

  • Alternatives to Attending College After High School

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There are numerous successful people that have never graduated and opted for alternatives to attending college. In fact, one of my close friends has been very fortunate in business. One of the richest guys I know, and he never attended college after high school. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both...

  • Is it okay to take term time holidays?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    It appears as though local authorities are raking in £8 million per year in fines given to parents for their children term time holidays. Has there ever been a more iniquitous, unfair, system?  Many of the current Government may well enjoy a return to Victorian values, where aristocratic...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Student’s Comprehension

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Are you struggling to improve your student’s comprehension? We have all been there as a teacher or a parent. We can probably also remember it happening to us frequently as kids, too. The child will be following along in class as we teach and then when it comes time to give out the assignment, it...

  • What is the best way to close the attainment gap?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Closing the attainment gap has become one of the major challenges in education. It's nothing new, of course; indeed, the underachievement of disadvantaged pupils has remained a stubborn problem that has dogged schools (and governments) for decades. White working class boys remain the great...