Tony Smith

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One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

Our easy, cheesy, stovetop macaroni & cheese recipe satisfies all the cravings. Have homemade mac & cheese in 25 minutes -- with no boxes and just …

Cooking

Lemon drizzle cake

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?<p>Ingredients<p>225g unsalted butter, …

ChefClub UK

<b>ChefClub UK is on Facebook.</b> To connect with ChefClub UK, log into Facebook.<p>or<p>Homemade stuffed garlic bread! It's cheesy, easy and oh so …

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente.<p>Step 2<p>Melt butter in a large saucepan over …

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

One of the questions I receive most often is “What’s the most popular recipe on your site?” I think people expect me to answer something especially …

Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Then mix in eggs, vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking …

This much I know about…why putting your family first matters

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a dad for 17 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about why putting your …

Private school children are tougher than their state educated peers, study finds

Private school children are tougher than their state educated counterparts, a study has found.<p>New research commissioned by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) found that pupils at fee-paying schools are more controlled, committed and confident than those who went to state schools.<p>The study, …

Why making languages non-compulsory at GCSE is a step backwards

I am nervous as I take my seat in front of the Head of Languages; it is GCSE choices evening and the school gym has been transformed, criss-crossed by rows of tables and chairs with eager parents and their offspring gathered around harried-looking teachers.<p>“I'd like to do Triple Language,” I say, …

Language Learning

Blackburn deputy head recognised by computer giants Apple for his innovation

A BLACKBURN deputy head teacher is aiming to make his school the most tech-savvy in East Lancashire after being recognised by Apple.<p>Nic Ford, who …

What to do with the clever ones?

Last Friday we had an INSET day. Our focus was thinking about how we can push and challenge those students with a high stating point, so that they …

Make & mature Christmas cake

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it …

Should children ban their parents from social media?

<b>Parents from Shanghai to Chicago are proudly putting pictures of their children on social media.</b><p>It might be taken for granted - but no previous generation of children will have had the experience of having their entire childhoods intensively and publicly documented in this way.<p>In the UK, the …

Social Media

A-levels choice 'reduced by funding squeeze'

<b>Funding pressures mean pupils at sixth-form colleges in England must choose from an increasingly narrow range of A-level subjects, a study has found.</b><p>The Sixth Form Colleges Association's annual survey suggests two-thirds of colleges have had to drop courses.<p>Over half (58%) have also reduced or …

A-Levels

Teachers 'wasting time on marking in coloured pens'

<b>Teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils' homework, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has said.</b><p>He told MPs that marking in different-coloured pens, and giving feedback in exercise books, had never been a government or an Ofsted requirement.<p>He told the Education Committee that the …

Teaching

School system does not reward the best head teachers

<b>The school system systematically fails to recognise the head teachers who make the biggest impact in improving pupils' chances, research suggests.</b><p>Heads who focus on short-term success, even at the expense of the long-term, tend to be rewarded by the system.<p>The study looked at 160 schools in England …

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

Teenagers' brain connections 'make them learn differently'

<b>Teenagers are often portrayed as thrill-seekers, but research suggests their brains are wired to learn from their experiences, which makes them better prepared for adulthood.</b><p>In a small study, they performed better than adults at a picture-based game and brain scans showed a higher level of brain …

The Brain

Channel 4 News

Is Britain a divided country?<p>If it were a nation of 100 people, this is what it would look like.

Gordon Ramsay had a parents’ evening nightmare. Here’s how to avoid yours | Tom Bennett

Here are my top tips for anyone meeting their children’s teachers. Taking selfies with the head has, sadly, not made the cut<p>Here’s a crumb of comfort for Gordon Ramsay, who has revealed that he was once asked to stay away from parents’ evenings at his daughter’s school after asking the headteacher …

Gordon Ramsay

10 tips for being a better parent: a headteacher writes

Sometimes teachers see children’s anxieties or difficult behaviour and have a pretty clear idea where it comes from<p>Welcome to the new school year, maybe the new school. Over the summer, stories made headlines when parents fell out spectacularly with schools – over paying for meals, or disappointing …

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

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