Spelling, punctuation, and grammar: the sacred pillars of English. Our resident ex-English teacher Paul Brand loves SPaG so much that we might start calling him DI Brand: Detective Inspector in the Spelling Police. DI Brand’s latest case? The role of SPaG in and out of the classroom… Continue reading Sentenced by SPaG: Grappling with Misspelling
Teachers often enforce valuable life lessons in the classroom – but occasionally forget to abide by them themselves. Here are some forgotten life lessons that’ll stand us all in good stead… Continue reading 5 Forgotten Life Lessons
Weekends are a time to meet those teacher goals! Time to rest, recharge and feel rejuvenated…right? As seasoned teachers, we know these idealistic plans don’t always work out. Here’s the reality for our weekend teacher goals… Continue reading Teacher Weekend Goals: Plans VS Reality
Wellbeing can be defined as being comfortable, healthy or happy – and for many schools, they’re getting this massively wrong with piecemeal pleasantries that masquerade as positive approaches to wellbeing instead of genuine care for their staff. The term ‘wellbeing’ … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Wellbeing: How Schools Get it Wrong
Mock GCSE Exams Already? It’s day two with the pupils and I’ve just administered my first of many mock GCSE exams of this school year. Before I’m shot down for endangering the mental health of Year Elevens, let me explain … Continue reading GCSE Exams: How Soon Should We Start Exam Prep?
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
Does A-Levels results day and Clearing processes cause students to make poor decisions about their future? Continue reading A-Level Playing Field: Why Results Day Is a Source of Misery and Chaos
Paul argues that the professional skills test are a necessary requirement for entering teaching. Continue reading Testing Times: Are the Professional Skills Tests Necessary?
Teaching is a stressful job and sticking together with your fellow teachers will help you through some of the trickiest of times. Continue reading 6 Reasons Teachers Need to Stick Together
Goodness knows that if anyone deserves a holiday, it’s teachers… but it doesn’t always work out that way and you end up doing everything but having a holiday. Here are some ideas if you’re strapped for time, cash or both. … Continue reading 4 ‘Alternate’ Holiday Destinations for Teachers