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Why I Chose to Teach Through Protocol Education
Why I Chose to Teach Through Protocol Education
Ray has been getting supply work from us for more than 9 years. He wrote this genuine blog about deciding between multiple agencies and why he has been loyal to Protocol Education since the beginning. As soon as I gained Qualified Teacher Status I was bombarded with Recruitment agency requests to sign up with them. Initially, I signed up with four agencies, two large companies, one medium and a
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21/06/18
Five Things You Need To Know About Living In A New English City
Five Things You Need To Know About Living In A New English City
"I moved part-time to England last year and have been lucky enough to live and work in a range of cities around the country. I arrived in the UK with no employment lined up, not knowing anyone and not really knowing what to do with myself. Within a few months I not only had a job within education, but I understood the public transport system, discovered my favourite grocery stores and even starte
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15/06/18
Keep Calm and Carry on Teaching
Keep Calm and Carry on Teaching
Managing students with challenging behaviour can seem impossible. This handy guide from Emma will hopefully give you some pointers in a right direction. Follow the planEnsure you are aware of the school behaviour policy and what actually happens in classrooms. Consistency of approach is essential, so find out what system is in place for sanctions and rewards, and make sure you use it correctly.
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06/06/18
Escape to the Country and ... Teach
Escape to the Country and ... Teach
With many of us wanting a different life style away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it may be tempting to consider a move away from it all. Emma's guide will help you to paint an idea of what you might face if you make that big step out to the country.  The Circle of LifeSeeing new life every Spring and hearing about lambing season from excited youngsters is a joy. As a teacher, be
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30/05/18
Exam Stress and Students' Mental Health
Exam Stress and Students' Mental Health
Exam period is in full swing, which means that some students might be getting overwhelmed by workload. It is crucial to recognise early signs of stress and help students with realising that mental health is as important as physical health. Exams have started, teachers and students are beginning to feel stressed. Have the students revised enough? Have they completed enough coursework? How will th
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22/05/18
Moving On Up! Five Ways to Get Children Moving in the Classroom
Moving On Up! Five Ways to Get Children Moving in the Classroom
We all know that it’s hard to concentrate on one thing for a long time.  According to this article from last year, the average Brit has an average attention span of just fourteen minutes. However, we still expect children to sit, sometimes for an hour, listening to instructions and then doing a test or a long piece of writing.  Breaking up long lessons with physical activity has
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04/05/18
Answering Personal Questions from Students
Answering Personal Questions from Students
How to react when students ask you personal questions? Jo knows a trick or two, she used to teach year 5 class sex education. “Miss, are you married?” This is probably the most common non-educational question I’m asked as a teacher. As supply teachers, I think we avoid some of the most searching personal questions. However, if you work long term with the same group, they can
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25/04/18
Teaching Children with Autism - Classroom Tips
Teaching Children with Autism - Classroom Tips
Having over 20 years of teaching experience and coming from a family of teachers, Emma filled this blog with practical suggestions for teachers who are struggling with delivering curriculum to autistic students. When I first started teaching more than twenty years ago, autism was hardly recognised, and specialist teachers were trained to support children that were identified with having autistic
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18/04/18
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