Debi offers her advice for parents and teachers who’re worried about young people forming new relationships. Debi draws on her many years of experience as a pastoral manager and teacher in secondary schools in East Kent. In this instance, the advice … Continue reading Can You Spot a Child in an Abusive Relationship?
The effort and hard work on behalf of the person at the front of the classroom is the reason students learn. Everything else is window-dressing. Literally. Continue reading Decorating Your Classroom: Nice, Not Necessary
Stories of overstretched schools relying on goodwill from the public are becoming the norm but has it always been this way? Have schools always been counting the pennies or were they flush with cash back in the good old days? As a Teacher… My HOD kept the supplies under lock-and-key, protected them from the geography team upstairs and maths team just down the way. At the beginning of every half term, my colleagues and I would approach her classroom sheepishly and ask for the meagre rations of equipment we’d need to see us through the next few weeks. When essential … Continue reading Have Schools Always Been Broke?
I was recently browsing through Twitter and a particular thread caught my eye. It was a post asking readers to give their most unpopular, even sacrilegious, literary opinion. In the comments below was a cacophony of spicy takes: fan fiction and Young Adult literature are as important as classic novels! Ebooks are better than paper! Dog-earing pages is fine! Some films are better than the book! As I scanned through, I found myself nodding in agreement with some, while others made the colour rise in my cheeks as I struggled to contain the urge to reply with a tirade about … Continue reading In Defence of the Controversial Opinion
Beyond Secondary show off their revamped debate topics, including a new design and format. Form time ideas don’t come much better than this! Continue reading Beyond Debate: Back, Grown up and in a New Suit