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Secret Teacher: I hated teaching – until I realised my school was the problem

Stress almost drove me out of the profession. But a change in leadership has helped me fall back in love with education<p>Read more from the Secret Teacher<p>Not so long ago, I was ready to quit teaching. Now, I’ve got my sights on leadership. The difference is my headteacher.<p>Under my previous head, I …

Teaching

Teachers must be encouraged to fall in love with their career again. And the profession must love them back

The headlines in both our sector press and national media continue to scream that we are in the grip of a teacher recruitment crisis, and – so the …

Education

Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic

It is a sin to observe other teachers’ lessons simply to tell them how to teach, according to one of education’s most influential …

Pedagogy

Play

<b>Let go of theory.</b> In theory, a question or challenge posed in PBL is so compelling that students will learn all essential facts necessary to answer …

Pedagogy

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better by Terry Heick I don’t know how your school year is going and/or ‘went’ …

Teaching

'The constant testing in our education system puts children off reading for pleasure' | Tes News

I do not remember learning to read. Perhaps I always just could, or perhaps it came to me at an early age, or perhaps I enjoyed it so much that I …

Books

Teachers are still falling for 'fads', warns senior Ofsted official

Teachers are still falling for fads, despite the growing interest in evidence-informed teaching, a senior Ofsted official said today.<p>Speaking at a …

Education

As Expectations of Teachers Change, Administrators Rethink Their Observation Practices

Have you ever been in a classroom when a principal walks in? Planned or random, evaluative or not, the atmosphere changes.The entrance of an …

Pedagogy

What Does It Mean to Be a Successful Teacher? A Conversation With John Hattie

11:45<p>Teaching is about engaging students in a passion for learning and working collaboratively with colleagues, explains John Hattie in a discussion …

Pedagogy

'It should be easy to apply for teaching. It isn't'

I want to be a teacher… Get me into here! The crisis of recruitment into the profession is not abating, but is there enough of the right sort of help …

Teaching

Burned out: why are so many teachers quitting or off sick with stress?

Overwork and lack of support are driving teachers across England out of the profession much faster than they can be replaced. But schools facing cuts and rising costs can see no way of improving matters for their staff<p>It was a toxic routine: plan lessons until 1am, wake up at 5am in a sweat, vomit, …

Teaching

Develop English Language Skills by Considering How Young Children Use Language

Lifting Language Learners<br>May 10, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>17</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Develop English Language Skills by Considering How Young Children …

Language Learning

What makes a great teacher?

So far in 2018, we've had National Hugging Day (21 January), National Random Act of Kindness Day (17 February) and a personal favourite of the staff …

Teaching

Supporting English Language Learners Through Station Rotation

Lifting Language Learners<br>May 10, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>17</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Supporting English Language Learners Through Station …

Education Technology

Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

I’ve previously shared a lot about Google Expeditions, the virtual reality “field trip” tool (see The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual …

Virtual Reality

'The teacher who was signed off with stress, and the leader and pupil who caused it'

Alice* was strict. Her parents were strict. Her own expectations of herself were strict. Driven by a deep-seated belief that high expectations had …

Teaching

Make them believe in you

It was described as the "holy grail" of teaching research when it was first published four years ago. And Professor John Hattie's groundbreaking …

the Education Workforce Initiative

Teachers are at the heart of the learning process.<p>However, they are often expected to undertake a wide range of tasks that take them away from their …

Pedagogy

Killing Workload: how schools can save 20 hours of teacher time per week, every week, starting tomorrow

<b>1. Introduce a departmental or whole school detention system</b><p><b>Context:</b> The process of issuing and administering a detention can be hellish. It might …

Teaching

Rote learning is essential for a child's education – play isn't, says expert

Traditional approaches to education such as practising rote learning and building pupils' memories are essential to allow for more complex tasks, a …

Education

'Teaching is driving too many teachers to mental health problems'

“The system has become totally inhuman.”<p>This week, out of the blue, I got a message from a friend who is a very respected and experienced mental …

Primary pupils who learn through play struggle with 'traditional' teaching later on

Teaching methods that focus on learning through play can result in pupils struggling with more traditional approaches later on, a major report has …

‘Every lesson is a battle’: Why teachers are lining up to leave

Ellie Jones, 40, is an assistant secondary headteacher. Most mornings she gets up at 4 to do paperwork, arrives at school for 7.30 and gets home at the earliest around 6pm – often later – despite only teaching 11 hours (half a full timetable) a week. “I probably have around four or five hours sleep …

Teaching

The Most Important Factors in Determining a Child's Success in School

The past several decades have been filled with research to help figure out the most influential factors in determining a child's success in school. …

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

KS1 tests revision resources

Reading resources<p>TES<p>This resource is differentiated in three levels and includes three or four different text types (narrative, diary extract, …

Facilitating Student Curiosity: Strategies and Resources

<i>Editor's Note: On a recent,</i> <i>#Globaledchat</i> <i>on Twitter, I asked the Right Question Institute's Director of Strategy for their Education Program, Andrew</i> …

Secret Teacher: my school's endless rules do more harm than good

I recently received a warning. A non-teaching member of staff was on a learning walk, and saw that a student had headphones in while working. I was summoned by the head of department and told it could never happen again. I should, they said, be following our school policies to the letter.<p>How strict …

Teaching

Teachers Grading Finals, Slog Through Bloom’s Taxonomy Too!

Note: This post uses the revised version of Bloom’s taxonomy as explained in <b>“The Second Principle by Leslie Owen Wilson”.</b><p>Students aren’t the only …