Curriculum matters: Part 6 – making the KS3 curriculum count | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in September 2018.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can access the full archive of my […]

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Curriculum matters: Part 6 – making the KS3 curriculum count | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in September 2018.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can access the full archive of my columns for SecEd here.  This is the sixth instalment in a 7-part series. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five. In last … Continue reading “Curriculum matters: Part 6 – making the KS3 curriculum count”

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How to solve a problem like teacher retention – part 1 | Administrator

In June 2018, I was asked to conduct a review of academic literature on the subject of teacher retention. It’s a hot topic because we are experiencing a staffing crisis in England’s schools. Why is this? Firstly, pupil numbers are growing. This is due to a demographic bulge which is travelling through the education system, … Continue reading “How to solve a problem like teacher retention – part 1”

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How to choose a good password – a step by step guide | administrator

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— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 11, 2018

If  your password is: “password123456” or anything similar (or 00000, looking at you, Kanye West) – it is not going to be effective. You may think that using a long and complicated password, such as; “YourName+yourDOB” will protect your account. Bad news – this is not the case.

If you’d like to find out where these recommendations come from and why you should follow them – have a look at this short video which shows how passwords are currently being “guessed” by software and…

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Give it a try – our pick of the best apps and tools, part 4 | administrator

Each week in our newsletter we highlight a favourite free or low-cost app/tool/resource/piece of software and give a brief rundown of how you might use it in the classroom. Every month or so we round them up here on the blog. We’d love to hear what you think about them if you give them a go, and any others you’d like to share – leave a comment in the box below. Catch up with all the tools in Give it a try, part 1 , part 2, and part 3.

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