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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How to stop worrying about what the other mums at the school gates think.

 How many times have you stood at the school gates worrying about what the other mums think of you. Admit it–you care a lot about what other people think.  Don’t worry, it’s natural. We’re hardwired to seek acceptance and social approval–it’s in our DNA, after all.  That’s why disapproval and rejection hurt so much. It’s …

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