let creativity take care of itself

I love being creative. Give me a spare moment and I'll spend it drawing or tinkling away on the iano. But I ind the ongoing debate about how to encourage children to be creative incredibly frustratin

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I feel a bit nervous on their behalf

Anyone who's taught at secondary level will know that as students approach the end of their studies the world of work starts to feel a lot more real. Young people start to rely on us not just for teac

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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Computer says no! It's a busy day at school. You're getting observed. Of course, today's the day the computer will fail, right? Actually, a lot of days have such failures, as our recent survey of Tea

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Demotivational speakers

I am in a large school games hall full of fellow professionals and not shaking like a dog. I am not shaking like a dog, as I don 't particularly feel like it. Even though the highly paid motivational

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NOTE THIS DOWN

Under Ofsted 's new inspection framework, schools will now be inspected on the learning behaviours that students display and their awareness of 'how to study effectively '. Whilst embarking on someth

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Make their learning MEMORABLE

You 've taught it, but have they learned it? Thanks to the work of people like Robert Bjork and his 'desirable dificulties ' recommendations, the value of spaced repetition is now readily acknowledge

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The Money Charity

FINANCIAL EDUCATION The Money Charity helps schools deliver high-quality, engaging and interactive financial education to young people across the UK. While the subject has been on the curriculum since

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Top set do French

A student recently transferred to our school from another secondary described how Year 9 options were chosen there. "I was top set, so we had to do French. I wanted to do art and photography, but we

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