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?
Being the NQT is hard work, but you’ve done it! You’re no longer the new teacher – and here are the signs that prove it! Continue reading 5 Signs You’re No Longer the ‘New Teacher’
Struggling for form time ideas? Beyond Secondary have a range of ice breakers to choose from, as well as our bespoke debate topics. Continue reading Five Last-Minute Form Time Ideas
If teachers made films they’d probably be the best in the world. There’s no element of modern life we haven’t encountered. But marking, planning and teaching take up too much of our time, so we’ll have to leave the cinematic … Continue reading 10 Teacher Films That Have Never Been Made
Teachers do a particularly important job of nurturing and fostering the minds of the next generation and while it’s not an entirely thankless job, sometimes appreciation wouldn’t go amiss. Especially during exam season. Here are 5 things teachers could do … Continue reading 5 Things All Teachers Need More Of
The effort and hard work on behalf of the person at the front of the classroom is the reason students learn. Everything else is window-dressing. Literally. Continue reading Decorating Your Classroom: Nice, Not Necessary
In the words of the bard, we are time’s subjects. If there’s one thing to be said of time, it’s that time definitely works differently for teachers. Sometimes, time slows down… With half term but a few days away, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon. Time is, in fact, slowing down. Each hour-long lesson actually takes somewhere in the region of 3 or 4 hours and that commute that you could’ve sworn takes 34 minutes takes approximately 2 hours on the way in and on the way home. You might notice that this particular pattern of time dilation occurs when … Continue reading Time Is Relative in Teaching
Teaching can be quite an isolating job at times. We’re busy at work and we’re busy at home. We get rarely socialise as much as we should and some days, we barely even speak to another adult at all. Amanda shares five questions you should take time out of your day to ask a colleague. Continue reading Quick Questions To Ask A Colleague
Which teacher stereotype are you? The way you conduct yourself may be more telling than you think! Continue reading Which Teacher Stereotype Are You?
Nope, no, and no again! It’s an easy enough misconception but it’s a misconception nonetheless! Teacher working hours extend way beyond 8am-3pm… Continue reading Teacher Working Hours: Why Do Teachers Only Work Half the Year?