Education Blog - March 2019

  • How to help your students handle exam stress

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Education JobsNo comments

    With exam season approaching, many students start to feel the apprehension and stress that comes with it. Juggling multiple exam dates, revision topics and pressure to do well, students start to feel overwhelmed and maybe even panicked and this may lead to negative effects on their performance. Read on for some tips on how to help reduce stress for students in the run up to their exams. 1. ...

  • Why are teachers quitting?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Social MediaNo comments

    Workload has been identified as a key factor behind the retention crisis and why so many teachers choose to quit. But Dr Valerie Butcher asks whether it is also down to the type of work we’re asking teachers to do? Recruitment and retention have always been linked as it is not just about encouraging fantastic people to join the profession, it is about developing and keeping them. Working with ...

  • 8 ways to make marking manageable

    Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 by Social MediaNo comments

    Read below for some tips from Ed Davis, on how to avoid over-marking. He notes that by following these tips he feels less overworked and overwhelmed and also has the time to spend adapting lessons and supporting his children in different ways.    1. Who are we marking for? Ask yourself, who are you marking for? We might put a comment in a book because it looks good for parents or senior ...

  • 7 Ways To Promote Respect And Combat Bullying

    Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 by Social MediaNo comments

    How can we promote a culture of kindness? More than 16,000 young people are absent from school because of bullying; 30% of those have gone on to self-harm as a result of bullying and 10% have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying. Bullying, whether staff like to admit it or not, is present in most schools. It is something that is complex and needs to be tackled in many ways. One ...

  • 5 tips for a great CV

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Social MediaNo comments

    Your CV is often your gateway into an application process and is often the first impression you get to make on an employer. A well-written and organised CV will have a greater chance of standing out from the crowd than a messy, unorganised and irrelevantly populated CV. If your CV seems to be letting you down or you are struggling to make that first mark, read on to see how you can tailor or ...

  • 9 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom

    Posted on Friday, March 1, 2019 by Social MediaNo comments

    Is it possible to maintain a good standard of behavior in the classroom? If so, how can we do this?  With whole school days back in full swing after the half term, moods are up and down and restlessness brews as the weather warms up. Summer is starting to arrive and nobody wants to be inside, let alone inside a classroom.  Now more than ever it is important to continue the momentum ...