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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
Making and Saving Money during Summer Holidays
Making and Saving Money during Summer Holidays
It’s the summer holidays! No more getting up early and no more classroom duties. Also, no more payslips for a while. What can you do with these few weeks to make a bit of extra cash and get yourself prepared for September? Making Money1. Spare room? Become a student host. Remember to check your home insurance arrangements if you do this. 2. Check out this long list of possi
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02/08/18
From a Supply Teacher: 8 Things I Wish Teachers Would Do
From a Supply Teacher: 8 Things I Wish Teachers Would Do
"We all know class teachers do a tough job. Some of us are supply teaching to get experience so that we can join them - and some of us have been there, done that and got the badly-signed T-shirt in washable felt-tip. Either way, we know that they work very hard, and so no one expects perfection. We’re all human." - Jo Here are a few things we wish class teachers or schools would do to
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27/07/18
Interview Tips from a Supply Teacher
Interview Tips from a Supply Teacher
As a long term supply teacher I probably experience job interviews on a more frequent basis than most people. We replace staff teachers for any period requests that the right candidate is fully qualified and capable to cover all aspects of school life. We need to be able to maintaining the same ethos, as well as good grades. Interviews can be a simple micro lesson observation or a more ‘f
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16/07/18
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