Changing the narrative

by Huw Lloyd When I saw the news that teachers along with other public sector workers were going to be receiving a 3.1% pay increase I was happy for colleagues who are in line for this increase. In a profession and sector that has seen a pay freeze for many years, it is welcome and …
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A risky business

by Cathy Duncan When I became a teacher, 20 years ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t teach from the textbook and bore my students with worksheets. I wanted to emulate my favourite teachers growing up; those who were inspiring, engaging, thought provoking and who made learning fun. Teachers who I still remember today for all …
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Essential Thinking

by Lynsie Monroe If I could offer our children and young people one piece of advice to tackle global issues for a better world, critical thinking would be it. There have been lots of recent opportunities to challenge our learners to think critically: Do you see a statue of a slave trader being brought down …
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The Pandemic Pedagogy

by Cathy Duncan As school buildings begin to open their doors to transitioning year groups across the UK, practitioners are bracing themselves for their next stage on this Covid journey. The ‘recovery’ phase. A more blended learning model, incorporating both remote and classroom learning. Now more than ever Maslow must come before Blooms. Ensuring good …
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Reducing return to school anxiety

By Huw Lloyd We’ve all had that Sunday night dread, the feeling of anxiety about going back to school after a weekend or school holiday, that knot in the pit of our stomach and we are the adults, now imagine how it must feel for the children in our schools. For some it may be …
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Going back to their roots

By Lynsie Monro Think of a situation that makes you nervous or fills you with fear but that most other people seemingly manage with ease. For instance driving, travelling on the Tube, eating in front of people, collaborating with new people on a training course or public speaking. We all have different fears and phobias …
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