Teachers are familiar with the problem of marking and over-marking – so we decided to think about what would happen if you never marked another book again… Continue reading Marking: What Would Happen If You Never Marked Another Book?
The rise in private tuition has hit the headlines recently. The reported clamour for tutors begs the question, how do teachers find the time on top of their normal hours to meet this extra demand? Continue reading Private Tuition: Is It Feasible?
Once upon a time, I was in love with teaching. Ultimately, however, it wasn’t for me. This is why I left teaching: the job that broke my heart. Continue reading Why I Left Teaching: The Job That Broke My Heart
Beyond remains politically neutral, first of all, so we’re not jumping up and down in support of Labour’s pledge to scrap Ofsted, tempting though that might be… Continue reading Ofsted: Is This the End?
Know a stressed teacher or two? It’s no surprise when you consider the recent revelations on teacher working hours and their never-changing work-life balance… Continue reading Work-Life Balance: Is a 50-Hour Week the New Normal?
As I get older, I am starting to embrace some facets of middle age: comfortable shoes, sensible bedtimes, a strange fondness for Philip Schofield. The things I looked on as sad, or clichéd, as a chipper young twenty-year-old, now have … Continue reading Lesson Planning: It’s an Oldie but a Goodie!
This blog features five top tips to help you manage the transition back to the classroom, after six stress-free weeks! Continue reading Back to School: Five Strategies to Keep You Sane
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
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
Feared and respected in equal measure, there’s nothing quite like the school staffroom. While they may differ in size and shape, all school staffrooms share a common language: a universal, time-honoured teacher code… Continue reading 6 Peculiar Features of a School Staff Room