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4 Easy Ways to Get Learners to Think

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Capable pupils can quickly get bored. Teachers need a repertoire of strategies to engage all learners and to ensure that learners’ ‘higher order’ thinking skills are developed.  Here’s four easy […]

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4 Ways to Improve History Teaching

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Members of the older generations (namely my parents and grandparents) often describe their history educations as boring and repetitive experiences characterised by learning dates by rote. Thankfully, my experience of […]

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Time Saving Marking Tips

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When I began my first year in teaching, I was overwhelmed by the amount of work there was beyond the core task of actually being present in a classroom to […]

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Easy Ways to Use Teaching Assistants More Effectively

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Getting the most Out of your teaching assistant Teaching Assistants (TAs) are amongst the most valuable resources school have within their armouries. As a former teaching assistant turned teacher, I […]

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Becoming a Private Tutor

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Let’s face it. Teaching is not a job that pays high salaries unless you get to the top of the education game. Many classroom teachers, frustrated by the absence of […]

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Maths Songs

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Why you must use maths songs in your numeracy lessons… Maths, in the UK at least, is such a divisive subject. Many people recognise its importance whilst others question the […]

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SPAG Songs

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The Magic of SPAG Songs Do you ever find that teaching spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) can be tiresome and dull? Are you frustrated with the requirements placed upon children […]

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Why Every Teacher Must Use Educational Music

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The Importance of Educational Music As teachers, we may be all too familiar with inspectors and senior management teams who after observing a teacher in a lesson, offer advice to […]

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Top Teaching Tips #3

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Welcome to another installment of top teaching tips! In this episode, we shall outline a fabulous and easy strategy that proves especially useful in labeling exercises in science and the […]

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How to Survive (and Thrive) as a Supply Teacher

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The Supply Teaching Game Most teachers at some point in their careers find themselves working as a supply teacher. Whilst many supply teachers enjoy the flexibility and the freedom from […]

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