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What Does it Take to Pack Your Bags and Travel?
What Does it Take to Pack Your Bags and Travel?
Paul is our adventurous teacher, who decided to quit his responsibilities for 6 months and go on an exciting journey with his girlfriend Helen.Today, Tuesday 30th January 2018, me and my girlfriend life team mate partner Helen fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. This marks the start of a six month journey taking in ten countries, fifteen flights, some boats, trains, rickshaws, tuk-tuks, and more; and plenty
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14/02/18
YouTube Resources for Primary Teachers
YouTube Resources for Primary Teachers
"YouTube can be a fantastic educational tool! YouTube videos can help support a topic, by providing interesting background music, or be a springboard for a one-off lesson when you unexpectedly need to fill in a gap. Other videos might be useful for a novelty warm-up, or ‘brain break’. This list should save you countless hours and give you the opportunity to provide something fun and
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07/02/18
Story Writing Skills: Lesson Plan
Story Writing Skills: Lesson Plan
"Do stories! Go bananas!" Emma created this lesson plan to encourage everyone to explore story writing with their students. SUBJECTEnglish YEAR GROUPKey Stage 1/2 TOPIC/THEMEStory writing skills PRIOR LEARNINGHandle this lesson as the first of a sequence lessons based on the story or a stand-alone session AIMSTo identify the key elements of what makes a story – in simple terms relat
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01/02/18
The Supply Teacher's Essential Toolkit
The Supply Teacher's Essential Toolkit
Emma's first kit bag consisted of just about everything short of the kitchen sink and Brian Cox. This was, of course, impractical. What she offers you now is an Essential Supply Teacher's Toolkit, which is based on her experience. 1. TRANSPORTIf you teach in rural areas, getting to work requires a car of your own or one you can have access to with only a few minutes’ notice. Make sure you
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25/01/18
Joel's Testimonial: From Australia to Bristol
Joel's Testimonial: From Australia to Bristol
• What made you decide to teach in England?My girlfriend and I used to live in Spain and we fell in love with Europe. We had heard good things about teaching in the UK so we thought we would give it a try. • Why did you choose Protocol Education as your agency?My friend was working for Protocol already and he recommended it. Protocol also offer a very generous 250 pound bonus for
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22/01/18
How to Write a Perfect Lesson Plan
How to Write a Perfect Lesson Plan
Emma has a lot of experience in writing lesson plans and she is excited to share her tips on how to write a perfect one! Writing a lesson plan is one of the most essential and basic skills a teacher needs to have in order to be effective in the classroom. But many of us find a struggle, especially in the early days of our careers. But there are some simple steps that you can take to make your le
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18/01/18
New Year - Ready to Learn
New Year - Ready to Learn
 Lyn is the author of the first Protocol blog of the year and she shares her views on the Ready to Learn initiative.  It is New Year and this week teachers will be banging at the school gates keen to start a new term. Many of them will not start classroom teaching immediately but will spend a day or two on whole school professional development being introduced to the latest wheezes tha
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04/01/18
7 Tips on Surviving the Pre-Christmas Classroom Stress
7 Tips on Surviving the Pre-Christmas Classroom Stress
These tips from Emma could help you survive the Pre-Christmas classroom stress.Christmas time is nearly here and the children’s faces are all a-glow with excitement. The shops have been full of trinkets and glitter for weeks and you’ve seen the lights and heard the first songs of the season on the radio. Before the panic sets in, here’s some advice to help you through the last
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04/12/17
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS