Spending your own money

It's a contentious one in the teaching trade. Whether to spend your own money or not, today I saw someone compare teachers spending money on resources for their classrooms to doctors spending their own money providing medicine to patients. I'm not sure it's a fair comparison, however I understand the sentiment. Where has this approach... Continue Reading →

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Advice for NQTs

What they didn't teach you at uni I am currently writing some short no nonsense guides for NQTs, with a colleague of mine. Cutting through the fluffy stuff you learn at university and instead giving you the nitty gritty real life tips on areas that I certainly felt unprepared to deal with in my first... Continue Reading →

Talent or Grit?

I've been spending a lot of my time developing my approach to teaching resilience, grit and determination. It is hard, first of all, to find the time in the school timetable to be able to make time for teaching this. It is harder (even still) to teach it effectively! As teachers, it is important to... Continue Reading →

Primary School Homework Grids

There are always many opinions given on homework. Some primary schools are dead set against any formal homework, some schools have a strict regime, some a loose regime. Homework has always been that area which appears in parent surveys, either children are not given enough homework - or children are given too much homework. It's... Continue Reading →

Gender-Less Teaching

Gender-neutral teaching is currently at the fore front of research, and is stoking the fires of opinions. As professionals we consider ourselves to be hot on such things as gender stereotyping, and often challenge differing opinions. Or do we just think we do?

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