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  • Virtual Education: Is It the Future for All Education?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There have been a few changes here and there in education over the last few decades. The biggest change was the introduction of the internet and computer devices into the classroom. Other than that, it has been mostly little tweaks here and there. Until now. There is a chance that virtual...

  • 5 Classes to Prepare Students for Real Life

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There are certain classes that need to be offered in high school for the betterment of all students and they have nothing to do with subjects currently covered. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you realize there are not enough courses offered for students in high school that will help them...

  • Being Liberal – Whose Side to Take On the Protests in Birmingham

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    I thought Jo Brand’s battery acid joke was quite funny. But not harmful. It’s unlikely to inspire a revival in British Leyland’s business and anyway the burny stuff is quite hard to get hold of. At least, I assume so. I’m not a hundred per cent sure of that, because I know that if I look up...

  • Is It Shameful to Ask for a Pay Raise as a Teacher?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Having a career as a teacher definitely has its merits. Being able to shape the minds of the youth that are slowly coming up and will eventually be replacing us in society someday is an important job to have. The opportunities presented us to possibly change the future through interaction with...

  • More good and outstanding schools than ever before, but is Ofsted still failing?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    In recent weeks and months, the response from anybody in government to any criticism of its record with education has tended to be that there are now a greater number of good and outstanding schools than ever before. It’s become Theresa May’s stock response at PMQs, and now Michael Gove is...

  • Why oracy is so important in the classroom

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    In another education case of ‘what comes around goes around’, oracy is now being hailed as vitally important in the classroom. Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, has been talking up oracy after the national media picked up a story regarding a primary school in Bradford that has banned words such as...

  • Exams are getting tougher: Is there a secret to success?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    If there is one thing that teachers, parents and – of course – pupils have discovered now all phases of GCSE reform have gone through is that exams are getting tougher. The challenge has been ramped-up in several ways. First of all, in terms of the number of GCSEs that students now have to sit....

  • Should technology be used more in lessons?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    We live in a digital world. There can be denying that technology has become all-encompassing. However, a massive irony exists today in UK education. At a time when technology is everywhere and we are constantly looking forward to the next advancements, the method of assessment that our education...

  • Peer Assessment: Is it all that?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Back in the days when Assessment for Learning was the ‘in thing’ and a real buzzword in education circles, self-assessment and peer assessment were all the rage. The benefits of both are fairly obvious: self-assessment forces the student to take more responsibility for – and have a greater...

  • How important is it to tap into the interests and pop culture of pupils?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The notion of teachers being ‘down with the kids’ sometimes gets frowned upon. It’s true that it can be taken too far. At its worst, it can lead to teacher/pupil relationships that are far too informal. When that happens, it’s easy for lines to be crossed and boundaries to become...