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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
Amy's Testimonial: 4 Months in London, What an Experience!
Amy's Testimonial: 4 Months in London, What an Experience!
I have been living in London for 4 months now. What an experience! Sam was instrumental in setting me up with all my paperwork before leaving. She was supportive and always willing to answer millions of questions I had - big or small. Once I arrived in London, the process of induction was smooth and made me feel comfortable in starting my new job. Teaching over here is very different to teach
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28/08/18
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
Supply Teaching: First Five Minutes
Supply Teaching: First Five Minutes
As any teacher knows, the first five minutes of your new class in a new school are critical and daunting, indeed with any new class, even in a familiar school. We want to build positive relationships, remain professional, set boundaries, learn personalities, and above all, get students learning. And the first five minutes can make or break this. The start can be smooth, organised, relaxing, fu
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05/07/18
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