Beyond explores zero tolerance school behaviour policy and how it can be misused as a quick and easy “out” for some disruptive students. Continue reading School Behaviour Policy: Zero Tolerance Failing Students?
Students often have a way with words – and here are five words that teachers cannot stand hearing! Continue reading 5 Words That Teachers Hate to Hear
The end is nigh! Lessons are winding down, spirits are high, and…your Year Nines are being observed last thing before you leave?! Four things teachers absolutely do not want to hear at the end of the academic year… Continue reading 4 Things a Teacher Doesn’t Want to Hear at the End of the Year
While a greater focus and need for mental health provisions has obviously become increasingly prominent in recent years, we ask whether or not steps could be made to make mental health provisions for teachers, especially NQTs having a rough time, … Continue reading Teacher Mental Health: Reactive, not Proactive
There’s nothing like the chaos of a classroom. Even the most well-behaved classes can turn your room into a bomb site in a matter of seconds. But here are six simple strategies for keeping things calm and organised – even … Continue reading Sort Out Your Classroom! Simple Strategies for Classroom Organisation
Most of us would love to be perfect teachers: the ones who have a positive influence on students’ lives, who pupils remember fondly when they grow up to be mature, well-rounded adults. But not all of us feel the compulsion … Continue reading 5 Terrifying Fictional Teachers
Paul Brand breaks the first rule of Fight Club by promoting it as a means for helping teens to channel their aggression. I am not a violent person. I’ve never hit anyone in my life. Although I have occasionally fought … Continue reading Welcome to Fight Club
What is it about windy weather that sends students bonkers? Continue reading The Wind Blew Wild
They’re very rare and special. There won’t be more than one or two in a school. Sometimes there won’t be any at all. They hold distinctive and exceptional qualities that are breathtaking to behold, many want to emulate and few can achieve. They are the unicorn teachers and if you meet one, you should look after them very, very carefully. Unicorn Teachers deliver in many ways like so many teachers: they work hard and go the extra mile for their students, being friendly, positive and genuinely interested. You’ll find them at extra-curricular clubs and meetings, being helpful to new staff … Continue reading The Unicorn Teacher
What’s happening on Friday? Thousands of UK schoolchildren are preparing to walk out of lessons on Friday as part of a nationwide strike to protest global inaction on climate change. Following the example of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist who held a three-week protest outside the Swedish parliament, students across the globe have been holding ‘Fridays for the Future’ strikes to raise awareness of escalating climate change and demand immediate action from politicians. The growing movement will make its way to the UK for the first time on 15 February, ahead of a planned global strike on 15 March. Greta’s … Continue reading Would You Hand Pupils the Power?