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Strategies to Promote Independent Spelling

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During my NQT year, I grew quite alarmed at the poor standard of spelling in my year four class. In a bid to improve spelling and to give the children […]

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Improving Questioning in the Classroom

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Questioning is an integral part of teaching but how effective is yours? Teachers are said to ask on average two questions every minute they are in the classroom with their […]

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Top Teaching Tips #2

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Welcome to the second installment of Top Teaching Tips! In this episode, we shall show you a useful mastery-approach activity to include in maths lessons that will excite and challenge […]

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Making Sense of Mastery in Mathematics

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a mathematics course presented by the amazing Tara Loghran, an independent mathematics consultant. Tara’s engaging seminar demystified what is meant by the terms […]

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5 Essential Voice Care Tips for Teachers

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Are you taking care of your voice? Read our five essential voice care tips for teachers to make sure you’re never without your primary teaching resource – your voice!   […]

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Teachers’ Work-Life Balance Blunders

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Teaching is a tough gig that can consume a teacher’s life. Numerous tasks can keep a teacher going after school until the small hours of the morning unless the teacher […]

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5 Effective Ways to Use Music in Lessons

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Used selectively and with careful planning behind it, music can enhance learning like no other stimulus. We outline 5 effective ways to use music in lessons through Songs for Teaching […]

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Ten Things That Make Teaching Worthwhile

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There are many things that make teaching tough let’s explore what makes the job all worth it. Here are Ten Things That Make Teaching Worthwhile: 10) Variety in the Job […]

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6 Reasons to Use Music in the Classroom

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We’ve all heard of the ‘Mozart Effect’ and I am a firm believer that music, particularly when combined with strong visuals, can make an indelible impression on young minds. This […]

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11 Reasons Why Teachers Have Got It Easy

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Teaching in the UK is stressful? Pull the other one! Of all the so called professionals, teachers are surely the least deserving of recognition and reward. Forever moaning about their […]

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