Education

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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