Going back to school after the holidays is hard on students and teachers alike. Here’s some practical advice for beating the back to school blues…Happy New Year from Beyond ✨ Continue reading A Teacher's Guide to Going Back to School
Beyond retells the Night Before Christmas and adds a dash of teacher realness. It was the week before Christmas and all through the school, there were no festive movies, for that was the rule… Continue reading The Week Before Christmas
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