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The Fun with Food Programme – how to establish a fun food ladder that is student led

2021-06-15T12:22:09+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools, Special Educational Needs, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

In the fourth part of our seven part series we explore the fun with food food programme and look at how to establish a fun food ladder that is student led. Take a look at our other blogs on PECs – The six steps and how to make it fun, SCERTS approach made easy! and Attention [...]

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Attention Autism – Are we offering an irresistible invitation to learn?

2021-07-16T13:07:21+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools, Special Educational Needs, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

In the third part of our seven part series we take a look at Attention Autism and explore some motivating, Gina Davis inspired little group activities that can be tailored for all age groups. Take a look at our other blogs on PECs – The six steps and how to make it fun and [...]

When in Brum: How ResearchED is Changing Teaching

2018-04-16T16:09:05+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools|

Let me start with a confession: for the past few years, I’ve felt like something of a fraud. In spite of my open endorsement of teachers becoming better informed about educational research, I’d never attended a ResearchED event. Sandbagged with shame I decided enough was enough and made the pilgrimage up north to Birmingham for [...]

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An Educator for All Seasons: Are we expecting too much from our teachers?

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00CPD, Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Teacher Stress, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Part way through writing this week's chapter of our anthology on teacher stress, I came across a  post on the Derby University blog that expressed all I had in mind - except with more insight and erudition than I can quite manage. So with their permission, we have a guest post from Dr Sarah Charles and [...]

Breaking the Silence on Behaviour Management – The Real Reason for Teacher Stress

2021-07-15T12:06:04+00:00Behaviour Management, CPD, Education Recruitment, NQTs, School Jobs, Schools, Teacher Stress, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Pre-pandemic, every time stress in teaching came up in the press, the same claims about causes were fired off: Workload – rigorous marking policies, the relentless need to document all decisions, differentiating for all learners in planning as well as endless data entry Correspondingly long working hours, much of which is unpaid Greatly increased top-down [...]