10/07/2019

Lesson Starters

Mr Smith had been teaching longer than he would like to admit. He did try to keep up to date. Some said he was rather late […]
09/07/2019

Brain Gym

Simon remembers all those CPD sessions on Brain Gym. He particularly liked having his “brain button” pressed. All this has now been dismissed as bunkum. But […]
09/07/2019

Crossing Red Lines

Gerald trained as a teacher in the 1980s, As a professional! Now there are so many red lines he is not allowed to cross. “Sod it”, […]
09/07/2019

Direct Instruction

Geography teacher Mr Simons has been teaching for 30 years. What he calls “teaching” is now hailed as “Direct Instruction“. “There’s nothing new in teaching”, says […]
09/07/2019

Parent Emails

She had been dreading this all day. Head of Year Mrs Jones had that sinking feeling!
08/07/2019

Growth Mindset

After 20 years teaching, Ms Smith felt it was time to update herself on new educational ideas. Hmmmm! “Growth Mindset is really rather fun”, she thought. […]
08/07/2019

Academy Freedoms

After her maintained school joined the Multi Academy Trust, Headteacher Mrs Thomas and her Deputy were left wondering: Are the extra Academy freedoms they now had, […]
08/07/2019

Dual Coding

Mr Tibbles liked to keep up with all the latest teaching trends. He was finding “dual coding” very helpful in finding his next meal.
08/07/2019

TeachFirst

After Winchester, Oxbridge, and 5 weeks’ TeachFirst training, Robert was fully prepared to spend 2 years teaching lower class poor children; before joining the family business […]
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