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Helpful Tips to Make Geography Lessons Memorable

When I was a child, I use to love having contests with my dad to see which of us could remember the capitols of every state. Beyond mastering this …

Kids

10 Ways for Time-Strapped Teachers to Keep Up with EdTech

Teachers who love technology (like we do!) always want to learn about the next best—and most useful—thing. Whether it be a burgeoning LMS, a free …

Some Notable Teacher-tested Chromebook Apps to Use with Students

August 24, 2015<br>Does your classroom or school use Google Chromebooks? If so, here are some notable Chromebook apps tested and chosen by teachers like …

Education Technology

How the British School System Fucks You Up

A study released yesterday suggested that the internet was affecting teenage girls' mental health – but what about the pressures we face at school, like exam stress, competitive kids and fear-mongering sex education?<p>"They say your school days are the best days of your life, but the only way that …

All praise the pound shop: a guide to classroom decoration on a budget

Get your classroom in order this autumn with our money-saving ideas – including transforming a foil baking tray into a snazzy homework in-tray<p>Along with every other aspect of education, how to decorate your classroom is a matter of debate. Some say learning spaces should be kept bare so that …

The world's top 20 countries to raise a family

Austria is the best country in the world to raise a family, according to the latest survey by a networking group for expats.<p>Austria was followed by …

Teachers slam 'disruptive' Apple after it calls on kids to 'use smartwatches in the classroom'

A British education union has attacked Apple after it reportedly urged kids to "get the jump" on their teachers by using its Watch device during …

Education secretary Nicky Morgan's advisor says ban smartphones to improve GCSE results

Children should be banned from having mobile phones in school because they cannot resist checking them, said the government adviser to Education …

Ideas, Practices & Personal Insights

Closing the literacy gap IS possible - here’s how [case study]<p>23 March 2018<p>Would you pay £25 per student to raise reading ages by an average of 43 …

Education

Six questions that need answering about the future of education

LanguageUndefinedTemplate: Mid-advancedAuthor: Jack PrestonTags: educationArticle content: With the next addition of Disruptors returning to London …

Eight rules for cover lessons (from a frustrated supply teacher)

As a supply teacher, I am frequently amazed by the poor quality of the lessons I am required to deliver. They show disdain for the pupils' learning …

Inside the schools breaking free from the national curriculum

From students designing utopias to creating Spanish films – there’s no end to teaching and learning when you shake off the shackles of the syllabus<p>Bedales School in Hampshire is an independent school that truly lives up to the title. Like other private institutions it isn’t bound to follow the …

Teachers' careers could stall unless they become markers

Teachers could be barred from progressing up the career ladder unless they agree to mark GCSE papers to tackle a shortage of high-calibre examiners<p>Teachers could be barred from progressing up the career ladder unless they agree to mark GCSE papers to tackle a shortage of high-calibre …