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End of Term Assessment Advice

At this time of year, we are always asked for advice on running end of term assessments. This blog breaks down how to maximise your use of December summative assessments….

Road Safety Week

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable. Road accidents are one of the biggest causes of death…

Mini-Whiteboard Magic

  Teachers give a variety of reasons to avoid using mini-whiteboards. “They’re for primary school.” “They let my students misbehave with doodling.” “It wastes too much time handing them out.”…

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…

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