Like we all do, for more time than we would like to admit - I was scrolling my news feed the other day and one comment on poor mental health in young people stood out from a woman in her 40’s.Read More
What do your school reports look like and how much of an effect did what teachers wrote about you, have on your life? We all remember our school reports and for many of us they are tucked away in the loft, never to be thrown away. Strangely however, most people will remember at least one or two comments.Read More
The Sutton Trust have created a Teacher Toolkit. It is a guide to the most effective and the most cost-effective teacher interventions that teachers can use to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. Each possible intervention is graded, and the most startling thing to emerge from the Toolkit is that two interventions stand head and shoulders above the rest - giving the pupils great feedback on their work and teaching them metacognition - or how to learn.Read More
Sue Cowley’s influential book, ‘Getting The B*****s to Behave’ was a hit in teaching circles a number of years ago. When I began writing about discipline and coaching teachers on discipline issues, I delved into sports psychology for inspiration and discovered the concept of ‘cultural architects’.Read More
We have a tendency to separate out issues in society and examine them independently when often, after a little scrutiny, we find that they are intimately connected.
The Education Support Partnership published their Teacher Wellbeing Index in 2018, highlighting that 76% of education professionals experienced behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work last year, compared to 60% of UK employees.Read More