#TeacherNewYearRevolution: New Year – Fresh Start!

New Year – a perfect time to have a think about some resolutions for the rest of the academic year! Here are three useful ways to inspire and motivate yourself at the start of the year! Reflect on Last Year It’s been and gone, but there are important lessons we can take from the past year to make our present and future even better. What goals did you set for yourself last year? What events happened that you would want to change or improve if you faced them again? What events happened that made you proud or feel successful last … Continue reading #TeacherNewYearRevolution: New Year – Fresh Start!

The #TeacherNewYearRevolution Starts Now!

Let’s guess your resolutions for 2019: Eat better. Exercise. Explore a new hobby. Exorcise a bad habit. Are we close? Statistics show that these are the most common resolutions alongside saving money and getting more sleep. Statistics also show that only 50% of people are confident that they can stick to their resolutions while 1 in 5 people admit that their resolutions are overly ambitious and potentially unsustainable. Setting targets to improve our lives naturally comes with the territory of New Year and many of them focus on physical improvements, but one of the most important things people always forget is … Continue reading The #TeacherNewYearRevolution Starts Now!

GCSE Reading List: How Many Have You Read?

Ignoring the fact that most of us follow the academic calendar more closely than the Gregorian one, we have a New Year’s challenge for you, ourselves and your students…how many titles on the GCSE reading list have you devoured? A quick Internet search on January 1st revealed a plethora of different reading challenges, including one with a “foolproof plan on how to read 300 books in 365 days”. Unless that plan incorporates a) jacking in work or b) students’ exercise books (in which case, what a doddle!), then 300 books looks like a pipedream to us. The average English teacher … Continue reading GCSE Reading List: How Many Have You Read?