Teacher Skills List: 5 Amazing Skills All Teachers Have

Teacher Skills List: 5 Amazing Skills All Teachers Have

Amid the hustle and bustle of teacher life it’s rare we get the chance to appreciate the teacher skills list we’ve been able to develop. It’s no secret that young people can be pretty unappreciative so as teachers, we need to give ourselves a pat on the back from time to time. Continue reading Teacher Skills List: 5 Amazing Skills All Teachers Have

Meeting Guidelines

Meeting Guidelines: Could This Meeting Have Been An Email?

Have you ever sat in a meeting, completely disengaged, fake smiling and periodically nodding while questioning your life choices? Yeah, me too. Department, year team, pastoral, SLT – do the meetings never end? Here are three meeting guidelines to live by! Continue reading Meeting Guidelines: Could This Meeting Have Been An Email?

Teacher Secrets: 5 Types of Parents We Can't Stand

Teacher Secrets: 5 Types of Parents We Can’t Stand

Young people achieve more when there’s a healthy collaborative effort between teacher and parent. Most parents are supportive and happy to work with teachers but the ones that aren’t making quite an impression. Beyond shares some of our teacher secrets, based on things we know teachers can’t stand! Continue reading Teacher Secrets: 5 Types of Parents We Can’t Stand

Gavin Williamson says "far too many" teachers leaving the profession

Gavin Williamson says “far too many” teachers leaving the profession

Gavin Williamson told NASUWT that the government needs “to go further, faster” to improve the professional training offered to teachers to “ensure every teacher benefits”. Teachers are leaving in record numbers but who is to blame? Continue reading Gavin Williamson says “far too many” teachers leaving the profession

Sneak Some Literacy Into Your Lessons

Teaching Standard 3 includes the following: ‘Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of Standard English, whatever their specialist subject.’ Is this really fair? With everything else you have to include in your own subject lessons, how can you be expected to include literacy standards and a focus on Standard English too? Surely that’s the job of the English department? Actually, this standard is really important. You need to be able to demonstrate your own understanding and accurate use of Standard English in a range of different ways: report … Continue reading Sneak Some Literacy Into Your Lessons