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Make Every Week Anti Bullying Week
Make Every Week Anti Bullying Week
It’s Anti Bullying Week! But what does that mean for the classroom teacher who sees their students for maybe less than an hour a week? Or for the supply teacher, teaching new students for the first and perhaps only time? With the pressures of modern day classroom teaching and the ever increasing amount of curriculum content to deliver, we might not feel we have the time to support the init
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15/11/18
4 Last Minute Autumn Activities for Teachers
4 Last Minute Autumn Activities for Teachers
Autumn... the most beautiful time of the year. Autumn can be a tough time for teachers though as the nights grow longer, mornings colder and students grow ever more restless in the run up to... whisper it... Christmas. So how to harness that change in weather for the better? Here are some seasonal activities Paul enjoyed doing with his students over the years. 1. Leaves instead of pape
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08/11/18
Arty Autumn Time: Getting Creative in the Classroom
Arty Autumn Time: Getting Creative in the Classroom
Each season has its gifts and pleasures, and autumn brings longer nights by the fire and crisp mornings, with the aromas of falling leaves and fruits filling the air. In schools, children are settling into their new classes and enjoying playtimes kicking the leaves and splashing in puddles. Now is the time to unleash the artistic potential of the season and get creative with the inspiration arou
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25/10/18
Stories From My Teaching Career
Stories From My Teaching Career
We asked our teachers for the most memorable stories from their teaching career and we weren't disappointed. "I have had so many great days, where should I begin? The day that Harry couldn’t remember the name for the trees that weren’t deciduous and called them Ever After trees? Or the day he thought that Europeans used Biros as their currency? The day that Reece realised that 2p = 2
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08/10/18
Using Drama and Stories across Curriculum
Using Drama and Stories across Curriculum
It’s early morning in the cold community hall on the edges of the ‘Twelve Toes Tops’ mountain range. The villagers are angry about the potential Coca-Cola development on their land. They have refused to accept the compulsory purchase order for their homes, and wouldn’t even budge despite the developers' promise of a lifetime supply of free Diet Coke. The chair of the meeti
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27/09/18
Best and Worst Things to Say to Children Who are Out of Control
Best and Worst Things to Say to Children Who are Out of Control
Every teacher knows how difficult it is to follow the learning plan with disruptive students in the classroom. Jo wrote this blog to share her dos and don'ts on how to deal with challenging students in your class. This is not an exact science, and this blog will not be a substitute for clear communication with the school concerned, and your general training on all aspects of safeguarding. Other
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17/09/18
Best Ways To Get To Know Your New Students
Best Ways To Get To Know Your New Students
The new school year is here and this means you will probably meet a new group of students. Knowing students' names is a great way to start off  building relationships and knowing their strengths will help with achieving great academic results. Here are Bianca's tips for getting to know your students.Getting to know your students’ namesAs an educator, you could be teaching even one hu
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07/09/18
Active Plenary for Supply Teachers
Active Plenary for Supply Teachers
Are you starting a supply position this September? Paul offers some ideas on keeping students on the learning track and being prepared for everything. Supply? It’s just babysitting isn't it? Students are not really learning anything. Right? Spending sometimes only a matter of minutes with a class you might never see again can feel like you’re only there to pass the time, but of c
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10/08/18
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