Merry Christmas | Administrator

I’m sure this exchange will be familiar to teachers the world over: “What do you do?” “I’m a teacher.” “Tck, you’re always on holiday, aren’t you?” I used to take umbrage at this assumption – made from a position of ignorance – that teachers have it easy with short days and long holidays. I’d explain, … Continue reading “Merry Christmas”

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A book is for life, give one this Christmas | Administrator

New research by the National Literacy Trust shows that the more books a child owns, the more likely they are to do well at school and be happy with their lives. These stark findings are based on a survey of 44,097 children aged 8-18 in the UK. The National Literacy Trust found that: Children who … Continue reading “A book is for life, give one this Christmas”

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Working with teaching assistants | Administrator

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in November 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 article was published as part of SecEd’s NQT special supplement in November 2018. During your teacher training you probably felt … Continue reading “Working with teaching assistants”

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Give it a try – our pick of the best apps and tools, part 5 | 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,  part 3 and part 4

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