The 15th of February marked a turning point in modern student activism, with an estimated 15,000 pupils skipping school to attend climate protests across the UK.
And thousands of children across the world are expected to walk out of their classrooms today to bring more attention to the global climate crisis.Read More
With the advances in technology and the capabilities that the internet has introduced, many traditional learning tools and resources have started to decrease in popularity.
As students prefer to do online research from the comfort of their room, there is a noticeable difference in approach to studying and research methods compared to 20 years ago.Read More
Constructive feedback (whether formative or summative) is an important part of development, throughout different levels of education and into careers and even general life and social skills.
As a teacher, being able to provide constructive criticism is a very beneficial skill and can be very important in improving learning outcomes.Read More
One of the most challenging parts of teaching (and a skill that your training doesn’t ever really prepare you for), is how to effectively manage parents.
Throughout your teaching career you will encounter a wide range parental behaviour, ranging from those who show zero interest in their child’s education to helicopter parents that make your job a great deal harder.Read More
Resilience – you might think that it’s every bit as important as academic aptitude, talent on the sports field or being an exceptionally skilled musician. But is it perhaps the most important learned characteristic of all?Read More
Students across the UK find themselves confronted with violent crime reports and imagery every day.
Even if they don’t actively follow mainstream news, their presence on social media often results in passing knowledge of what’s going on and, equally, schools themselves are compelled to discuss crime when it becomes an issue in local areas or, indeed, with the school itself.Read More
Schools, just like every other sector of society, are using more technology than ever before.
In 2015, official government statistics found that schools in the UK spend more than £900m on educational technology each year.Read More
As the landscape has shifted away from teacher performance observations to learning walks, there has been some discussion as to how they can best be implemented.
Here we want to consider two questions: what are the focuses of learning walks, and how can leaders make sure that they’re looking for the right things?Read More
The landscape of multi-academy trusts (MATs) seems to be one of polar opposites. Whilst some trusts are instrumental in assisting their schools in overcoming academic failure, others seem to be powerless to turn around schools that need significant improvement.Read More