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Stress-Free Day Trips In The UK
Stress-Free Day Trips In The UK
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your city? There are still a few days left of half term, so take your mind off the ongoing pressures of being a teacher and take some of these amazing UK day trips that are just a short journey away from London.  Henley-On-ThamesWith a journey under an hour by either public transport or a car, Henley-On-Thames is the perfect destination for th
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19/02/19
National Storytelling Week: Using Stories to Engage Learners
National Storytelling Week: Using Stories to Engage Learners
Using stories to engage learners across the curriculum, not just English. Practical ideas and opinion piece about placing knowledge and curriculum content in context. (***Warning: ‘Of Mice and Men’ spoiler alert***) - Paul ‘Oh. My. God.’shrieks one student loudly and skids her book across her table, as other reading books drop and hit desks and there are outtakes of breat
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30/01/19
5 Ways Solo Travel Helped Me Grow Into the Person I Always Wanted to be
5 Ways Solo Travel Helped Me Grow Into the Person I Always Wanted to be
April travelled to Spain after winning a trip through Contiki. She discovered herself on this solo journey. I’m not a confident person. In fact, unless I’m a few drinks in, I’m that girl who baulks at social situations with strangers and prefers to spend weekends at home binging the latest series on Netflix. I’m really picky when it comes to food, I rarely get drunk,
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23/01/19
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
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS