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Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

Lady’s 4-Day London Itinerary

Over the last few months I’ve been sharing London itineraries on the blog. From one day to three, I’ve written out my ideal mix of things to do, see, …

England

Princess Diana and Winston Churchill's mental health experiences to be used to teach children how to cope with 'the black dog'

Princess Diana and Winston Churchill's mental health experiences are to be used to teach children how to avoid 'the black dog' of depression in school lessons.<p>They are among a number of figures who have spoken out about their own struggles and feature in a scheme aimed at reducing the stigma around …

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Mental Health

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

The Top 12 Leadership Reads of 2016

If you are like me, your social media fees are filled with "top lists from 2016." So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and use it as a way to …

Teaching

'No excuses': inside Britain's strictest school

Katharine Birbalsingh’s Michaela school in north London has a formidable reputation thanks to its emphasis on discipline – but opinion is split on its approach to teaching<p>It is billed as the strictest school in Britain – but the headteacher says its biggest challenge is not keeping pupils in line, …

The arts help kids with math, critical thinking

There's more to finger painting than just making a mess.<p>If you've ever watched a child find her rhythm on pots and pans or been surprised to find a …

7 reasons why Wandsworth is the best place to live in London

<b>There are heaps of reasons why Wandsworth is wonderful.</b><p>It might not attract hipsters or bar louts but Wandsworth is the best place to live in …

A Thank You Letter To My Daughters' Teachers (And Their Teaching Assistants)... And To All Teachers Everywhere!

Dear Teachers<p>With Christmas round the corner and me thinking whether I should be getting you a little something to show my thanks, I thought instead …

Teaching

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

13 hidden attractions in London that even locals might not know exist

But the two-millennia-old city has much more to offer than Big Ben, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square. London's streets are laced with underground speakeasies, rooftop gardens, historical relics, and oddly innovative forms of public transport.<p>We've collected 13 of the least conventional …

England

Secret Teacher: pupils with behavioural issues are overwhelming my SEN school

My school is designed for students with moderate learning difficulties but their needs are undermined by the arrival of pupils with severe behavioural problems<p>I’m standing in the middle of the playground on break-time duty, doing my best to scan the area. If accident, injury, or a play-fight …

At 39, One Show's Alex Jones fears she may have left it too late to start family

BBC presenter Alex Jones has revealed she fears she might have left it too late to have children, as she said girls should be taught about fertility.<p>The One Show host has just finished a documentary about fertility and revealed it has made her think more of her own situation.<p>Addressing an audience …

The best bacon sandwiches in London

Is there a more divine foodstuff than the bacon sandwich? Puy Lentils? Pah! Steak and chips? Jog on. Sausages? That’s tempting, but… no. It’s bacon. It’s always been bacon. If only pigs knew how delicious they tasted, they'd soon be nibbling a trotter or two.<p>Yet this week all baconphiles are in …

England

The best grilled cheese sandwiches in Britain

All hail the cheese toastie!<p>If ever a sarnie deserved a knighthood, it’s the grilled cheese sandwich. There truly is no other bread-based concoction like it.<p>It’s so simple: two slabs of crunchy bread holding back a tide of oozing golden cheese. Where’s a drool emoji when you need one? So good they …

The 9 coolest yet affordable outdoor places to drink in London

And you know what that means for the capital? Apart from inevitable T-shirt tans and possible sun stroke, Londoners will be flocking to every green space available, whether in parks or to rooftops to have a drink.<p>So, Business Insider decided to reveal some of the coolest, yet affordable outdoor …

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

The 2015 film <i>Inside Out</i> is an exceptional and accurate portrayal of our five core emotions. These primary emotions are joy, sadness, fear, anger, and …

What’s New & Great in London

Photo courtesy of the Ned Hotel<p>London reinvents itself at such a fast clip that by the time you finish reading this guide, we’ll probably be updating …

Starting A European River Cruise in Amsterdam? Do These 7 Things First.

<i>Photos by Worldwide Scott</i><p>In recent years, Amsterdam has become quite the hub for European river cruises, with many of the biggest and best names in …

First ever peer-to-peer Isa offers up to 6pc returns

Investors will be able to earn peer-to-peer levels of interest tax-free from April 6<p>Investors will be able to earn returns approaching 6pc interest on up to £15,240 from April, as the first “peer-to-peer” Isa sets out its terms.<p>RateSetter, one of the more established “P2P” platforms, will launch …

Is teaching a profession?

I think that most teachers assume that being a professional means that we should have a certain level of autonomy. We close the classroom door and …

Five alternative careers for teachers

Teacher Network,Career advice,Education,Australian education,US education,Schools,Teaching,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Work & careers,Teachers' workload,Work-life balance,Education,Guardian Careers<p>From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills …

Education

Christmas Brunch

From glazed cinnamon rolls to a cheesy bacon and onion quiche, here are fantastic Christmas brunch recipes.

Six reasons to visit Slovenia, a gem at the heart of Europe

Despite its breathtaking natural beauty, the central European nation of Slovenia remains off the radar for many travellers. Yet in an area less than a tenth the size of the United Kingdom you can find towering mountains, picture-perfect lakes, vast caves, elegant cities and fast-running rivers.<p>With …

European Travel

Winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ tips

Snow and ice feature strongly in our readers’ winter break tips, but it’s not a complete white-out; your body temperature will be lifted by gingerbread and chestnuts everywhere, donuts in Naples, and dessert wine in Budapest<p>The buildings are as gothic and spiky as anything across the Austrian …

These charts show that London is in a housing bubble and it's going to pop any second

Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, said in the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index that London property prices have surged so quickly that they're now more or less completely detached from earnings.<p>This may not sound like anything new but for the first time in …