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10 top teaching and learning tips that all NQTs should remember

by John Winwood In the chaos of your first year at the helm of a classroom, it's good to take a moment to reflect and remember what supports great teaching and learning.In fact, whether you're a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or have been marking books for decades, it's always beneficial to remind yourself of the basics. So here are my top 10 p...
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Do your students have academic buoyancy? Here are five ways to help them develop it

Have you heard of academic buoyancy? While it isn't widely known about, it may be one of the most important areas of psychology for education professionals.It sounds similar to resilience but there are subtle differences between the two. Academic resilience often focuses on groups of students who face specific challenges – those with special educat...
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A beginner’s guide to Sir Ken Robinson

Best known for:Sir Ken has the distinction of being the most-watched speaker on TED.com. To date, his four TED talks have been viewed over 52 million times, with his 2006 talk being the most viewed in TED's history. He is one of the world's leading advocates for the development of creativity and innovation in education. He argues that education pro...
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Classroom fad or fix? The big picture on class sizes

What is it? The belief that smaller class sizes mean better results for pupils. It's an idea that has huge support among parents, who (understandably) follow the logic that if there are fewer pupils in class, their child will get more attention and be more likely to succeed.The public are quick to jump on the bandwagon too. In his book, David ...
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Birbalsingh, tiger teachers and the Michaela way

Teacher Katherine Birbalsingh received a standing ovation at the 2010 Conservative Party Conference, when she said:"The [education] system is broken because it keeps poor children poor." She went on to condemn a "culture of excuses, of low standards"; "the chaos of our classrooms"; and a "sea of bureaucracy".Birbalsingh has since regretted her comm...
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