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ADHD - 10 Tips for Classroom Management
ADHD - 10 Tips for Classroom Management
We are half way through the ADHD Awareness month and this useful entry belongs to Emma, our long-term supply teacher.  When I first started teaching over twenty years ago, ADHD was rarely diagnosed and when it was, it was then treated with suspicion and medication by people that barely knew what it meant. I’d like to say that things have progressed in the intervening years, and to a
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16/10/17
5 Tips for Better Mental Wellbeing
5 Tips for Better Mental Wellbeing
Julieanne is a transformational couch, writer, instructor and therapist. She offered to share her story and 5 tips for better mental wellbeing. I have been there. I allowed work to impact my mental health. I saw the signs, the nudges, but did not act upon them at all. The thing was, I grew up with the belief that I had to do everything by myself or I would just “not be good enough&rd
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10/10/17
World Mental Heath Day is a cause for pride
World Mental Heath Day is a cause for pride
Lyn wrote this personal entry about World Mental Health Day from her own perspective of a supply teacher. When I started teaching many years ago, the teachers' and students' mental health was a taboo subject. I had a colleague who started her probationary year with me at an inner city secondary modern school and found herself totally unable to cope. There were whispers and well-meaning older c
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09/10/17
What makes a good teacher?
What makes a good teacher?
This is an amazing blog from Emma, who decided to share her teaching story prior to the World Teachers' Day. As a young NQT, I came home from a busy, noisy day at school, tired and with a brain buzzing with thoughts about the children and their parents, the demands of the senior management team, and exactly what my parallel teacher was doing that was so different from what I was doing. On the
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02/10/17
Splish, splash, pitter, patter, plop went the rain - National Poetry Day
Splish, splash, pitter, patter, plop went the rain - National Poetry Day
With National Poetry Day on 28th September, our blogger Ray will attempt to convey the feeling of those ‘Eureka’ moments during his own school days as the result of an inspiring teacher. When I was at school, I was amazed, surprised and shocked that poetry could in its simplest terms be a list of adjectives or onomatopoeic adjectives with a few nouns. ‘Splish, splash,pitter,
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26/09/17
Languages - The Doorway to Wisdom
Languages - The Doorway to Wisdom
This entry was written by Emma prior to the European Day of Languages on the 26th of September. With over twenty years working in education as fully qualified teacher, and coming from three generations of a family that are or have been educators working with very young children to adults, Emma has plenty of experiences to share.  It is the early 90s in an overheated and over-lit room, at
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25/09/17
Managing Behaviour with Jillian McCalla
Managing Behaviour with Jillian McCalla
Maddie, Protocol's new Aussie Supply Teacher, attended one of our Behaviour Management Workshops and decided to share her experience. Last week we were invited by Protocol Education to attend a free workshop about behaviour management in UK schools at their head office in London. Former primary school head teacher, Jillian McCalla, delivered the workshop. The core message that Jillian conv
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22/09/17
An open letter to all TAs
An open letter to all TAs
One of our bloggers, Ray, has written this letter for the upcoming National Teaching Assistants' Day as a thank you to all the invaluable support Teaching Assistants had given him.    ‘There is a feel good factor when everything slots neatly into place and this is the difference that a Teaching Assistant makes.’ I met my first Teaching Assistant (TA) on my first day as
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13/09/17
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