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Topical Teaching: Religious Education – Purim

The Jewish Holiday of Purim Takes Place between 9-10 March 2020 and is a Great Opportunity to Combine Comparative Religion & PSHE The Purim Story Let’s start with what the…

New Year’s Resolutions

Teachers have enough on their plates trying to stick to personal resolutions in the New Year, without having to think about professional ones. So here are some ideas to keep…

End of Term Assessment Advice

At this time of year, we are always asked for advice on running end of term assessments. This blog breaks down how to maximise your use of December summative assessments….

Road Safety Week

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable. Road accidents are one of the biggest causes of death…

Mini-Whiteboard Magic

  Teachers give a variety of reasons to avoid using mini-whiteboards. “They’re for primary school.” “They let my students misbehave with doodling.” “It wastes too much time handing them out.”…

Half-Term Assessment Advice

With the end of the half-term approaching, many teachers will be looking onward to a form of summative assessment before the October break. In a new school or new role,…

Getting them ‘doing’

Faced with a misbehaving class and feeling like you are losing control, it is very common to simply ‘react’ and attempt to shut down unwanted behaviours in the classroom right away…

Classroom Clinic – Mini-Plenaries

  “Dear classroom clinic, Thank you for all the guidance prior to my interview lesson – I got the job! Unfortunately, I ran out of time to do the lesson…

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