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Half-Term Assessment Advice

With the end of the half-term approaching, many teachers will be looking onward to a form of summative assessment before the October break. In a new school or new role,…

Getting them ‘doing’

Faced with a misbehaving class and feeling like you are losing control, it is very common to simply ‘react’ and attempt to shut down unwanted behaviours in the classroom right away…

Classroom Clinic – Mini-Plenaries

  “Dear classroom clinic, Thank you for all the guidance prior to my interview lesson – I got the job! Unfortunately, I ran out of time to do the lesson…

The World’s Largest Lesson

This year on September 24th children all around the world will take part in the World’s Largest Lesson for its fifth year. What are the 17 Global Goals? In 2015, world…

Classroom clinic – First Lesson Focus?

“Dear classroom clinic, I’m back from my holidays and aware that my first lessons are next week. What advice do you have for these first lessons back?”  Firstly, well done…

New Academic Year To-Do List

Here are some suggested items that you might want to have on your To-Do list for the next couple of weeks into September: Owning Organisation Planner / diary Student files…

CPD REVIEW – SUPPLY TEACHING STRATEGIES

On Wednesday 12th June, Prospero HQ in London was host to the last Supply Teaching Strategies session in our 18-19 CPD series. We began the session with a discussion of…

What a load of rubbish!

With World Environment Day and World Oceans Day just passed, but with International Picnic day approaching, this week’s focus is on teaching creatively about humans affect the environment but also…

Classroom Clinic – Mass Marking

“Dear classroom clinic, By the end of this week, I am going to have hundreds of End of Year assessments to mark. Do you have any quick wins for marking…

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