He may have lived four hundred years ago and spent most of his days striding around in doublet and hose, but Shakespeare was actually more modern than you might think. Thought his plays were about kings and queens and lovers … Continue reading Teaching Quotes as Said by Shakespeare
The English language is a glorious thing! Seemingly innocuous, perhaps even complimentary, statements can often harbour a deliciously deceptive subtext…here are five things teachers say and what they actually mean… Continue reading 5 Things Teachers Say That Mean Something Else Entirely
Teaching may have changed massively over the decades, but one thing remains a constant: poor excuses for lack of homework. Here are some of the classics that have stood the test of time… and will no doubt be used for … Continue reading 5 Classic Excuses for No Homework
Penny S-K discusses exams, the US college admissions scandal and the determination to succeed at almost any cost in tonight’s blog. I’m not usually one for celebrity gossip, but the scandal currently rocking Hollywood has had me hooked. Earlier this week, it was announced that actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 40 people charged for plotting to cheat on college entrance exams. Partially because I am a big fan of Huffman’s, and partly because I am a teacher, this story has captivated me. The ins and outs of the case are for finer minds than mine, but what … Continue reading Feeling the Pressure
Understanding teaching is nigh-on impossible until you do it for yourself. Even the spouses/partners of teachers don’t fully understand its intricacies – but passing comment is easy, but here are a few things you should really, really avoid saying to a teacher. ‘All those holidays must be nice!’ Holidays are amazing. Being able to take a holiday when you want it is just that bit more amazing. Here’s why. Imagine lazing on a beautiful, tropical beach in your swimming shorts/bikini and suddenly hearing a familiar “Hello Sir/Miss! What are you doing here?” as if the child is surprised you’ve been let … Continue reading Things You Should Never Say to a Teacher
After a long day of teaching, parents’ evening can feel like the last thing you need. But speaking to parents can be a really useful experience, especially if you are prepared. Read our hints and tips in this blog post. Continue reading #SpeedPD: How to Survive Parents’ Evening
Ever wished that your pupils could access the information in our resources themselves at any time? We’re really excited about a new idea that we’re going to be trialling and we wanted to tell you all about it. Here at … Continue reading We want to help your pupils to revise!