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Quit the Classroom- Life beyond teaching

Thinking of leaving teaching? Has teaching completely changed from the career you went into? Do not worry, there are plenty of opportunities out there for someone with your vast array of skills. If you want to stay in the ‘education/child’ field: You could: 1.    Become a Private Tutor Becoming a tutor is probably the most …

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How to teach a whole class of mixed abilities?

This is one question that is at the forefront of educator’s minds when creating their curriculum particularly in primary. Whole school decisions need to be made- does the school go down the route of ‘setting’ where all the children of one ability band are taught together or do they stay in their mixed ability classes. …

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How do we encourage cooperation in the classroom?

As teachers we always want our children to form sustainable, healthy relationships with their peers. We teach many of these skills everyday throughout the year, as well as within lessons such as PSHE and the encouragement of teamwork within PE lessons. Some schools have also subscribed to programs that help to encourage such skills. According …

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Is it time we went back to ‘traditional’ teaching?

In his recent speech, Gavin Williamson said that “traditional” teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the front of the class are powerful tools for enabling a structured learning environment where everyone flourishes”. There will always be ‘new’ ways to educate our children. There are those that prefer the more formal style of …

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Vectors of transmission or not?

Unsurprisingly the government has yet again ignored Scientific advice. Educational establishments are being neglected as is usual. Where has the caution gone? SAGE the government’s scientific advisory group told them that a phased return not dissimilar to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would be prudent. The government and opposition, in their infinite wisdom have again …

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Top 10 Email Marketing Services (for Beginners)

Email marketing and automation platforms have many jobs including: to drive sales to qualify leads to increase conversions Adding automation to your email marketing campaigns allows you to: Send thank you emails after a purchase is made See which emails contacts open Send offers and/or discounts Send follow ups and reminders Lead scoring is the …

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7 of the Best Home schooling Reads

Another lockdown and parents are once again supporting their children’s learning. These books on home schooling, offering support and ideas are perfect additions to your makeshift classroom. I have tried to include more books relating to the UK education system, but as I’m sure you can appreciate, many of the books on homeschooling are American. …

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Ever thought of home schooling? (Even after the pandemic!)

Perhaps you have really enjoyed home education and think that it would be something you’d like to continue. Beginning to home educate your child is a big step- first things first the school would not be providing you with resources! There’s a lot to think about when you’re getting started with home education, from working …

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Best 30+ Free Resources for home schooling

1. Oak National Academy A website that has online quizzes, lessons and loads more. These are all created by teachers and follow the National Curriculum 2. TES website Tes resources – Everything from EYFS to key stage 5. All home learning packs have been made free on this link. 3. Twinkl Resources They offer tailored, printable resources for …

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