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How to Use a Points Reward System to Encourage Students’ Learning

29th June 2018

Why are reward points so effective for motivating pupils?Reward points are the most popular awards systems in schools. The concept is simple - awarding students points for effort or good behaviour that will result in them achieving a prize once they have collected a certain number of points. Rewarding students encourages…

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What Type of Teaching Style Is Right for You?

29th June 2018

However many years you have been teaching, different teaching styles are worth constantly reviewing. A teacher’s job is to engage their students in the learning process. As a teacher, you probably use a mixture of teaching styles without even thinking about it. This is because you will have your own strengths and…

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What extracurricular activities look best on a university application form?

24th May 2018

What are extracurricular activities?Extracurricular activities are activities that are not required on the set school curriculum, but which you take part in out of school hours or during school lunch breaks.When you are applying to university, extracurricular activities are important because they teach you skills you will need at university…

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How to support pupils at school with medical conditions

24th May 2018

What is the law on supporting a pupil’s medical conditions at school?The Department for Education issues statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school.This framework highlights that a child’s medical conditions in a learning environment must be fully supported so that the pupil can…

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How should success at school be celebrated?

23rd May 2018

Part of a teacher’s job is to motivate their students and one way of doing this is to provide incentives by celebrating achievements and success. This encourages students to want to do well and to believe that they can do well.It is important to celebrate success at school because it…

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What are the best ways for teachers to handle stress at work?

30th April 2018

Schools are said to be facing bigger pressures now than they have experienced for the last 20 or 30 years. This pressure includes increased workload, the biggest budget cuts since the mid-1990s and the retention crisis and lowest teacher recruitment for more than a decade. This can lead you to…

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Quick & easy ways to make your classroom a more positive learning environment

30th April 2018

A positive learning environment where active learning can thrive is every teacher’s ideal scenario. The best classrooms have a kind, supportive and encouraging atmosphere while at the same time setting clear rules and boundaries to control or prevent unwanted behaviour.How can you do this on a tight school budget? Take…

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School trip ideas: How to make them exciting & educational

30th April 2018

What is the purpose of a school trip?A school trip should have great educational value. School trips can provide a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience and see and take part in something they are learning about in the classroom. There are obvious limitations with a classroom environment but…

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Peer assessment ideas

22nd March 2018

Peer assessment is the process by which students grade and mark their peers’ work. At first, this can be an unusual concept to consider as this is traditionally seen as a teacher’s role. There may also be a concern that students will automatically give the highest grades to their friends.…

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School sports day ideas

22nd March 2018

You might literally find yourself jumping through hoops to organise a school sports day, but all the hard work is worth it to see your students having fun and keeping fit. What are the benefits of a school sports day?It highlights the importance of rulesStudents learn to set goals and have…

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