Very important new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 7 years after graduation men and women with A* in GCSE maths earn £7,000 more than those with an A in GCSE maths.

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The former FT journalist Lucy Kellaway has reached the end of term and here she reflects on how she - and the remainder of her Now Teach colleagues - are faring during their training year. A great...

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Soft skills such as a willingness to collaborate, curiousity and emotional intelligence may now trump a heavy reliance on STEM qualifications according to this article on Google's revised hiring...

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An absolutely terrific piece here from Lucy Kellaway tracking the fortunes of her new group of trainee teachers as they prepare for their first year back in the classroom since leaving school. It...

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Watching this 4 minute clip will be the best part of your day. Guaranteed

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A lovely post here from Geoff Barton on the pressures and pleasures of being a head teacher.

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I hope there will be a short video in this pot-pourri to whet your appetite.

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The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter is hilarious and has fast become favourite of many teachers who are on twitter!

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Initial reaction: Omg this looks like so much planning! There aren’t enough hours in the day I love / hate my classes What’s the protocol for tea/coffee/fridge? I can’t believe the future of these...

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Lots of teachers will be looking forward to promotion next academic year - but with promotion usually comes the responsibility for some financial management, whether that be for a department, a...

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If you happen to subscribe to The Economist you will already have read last week's lead article "How to make a good teacher" (see here for the short version or here for the extended version). The...

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I really like the ALISON network, which provides a central "repository" for a huge range of free online learning courses in a hugely diverse array of subjects and levels. As well as using it as...

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I was astonished to read this last week that just 28 ex-Servicemen had qualified to become teachers under the government's flagship "Troops to Teachers" scheme, established by every teacher's...

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I'm a big fan of Sir Ken Robinson's work - his book "Finding your Element" is an easy read and pretty inspirational - but if you haven't quite got time to read, then watching his TED talk on...

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The "observed lesson" remains a key part, if rather odd part, of the typical teacher recruitment process, and is often the bit that job candidates dread the most. Here is a handy guide to making...

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I always find it interesting reading books about educational ideas, theory and practice - sometimes I take away useful tips to put into practice (and discard many more!), but a key part of being a...

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Most of us in the teaching profession know a friend or colleague who has gone to teach abroad - the plethora of jobs advertised for schools overseas that are following a British curriculum seems to...

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The Spring term always seems to be a busy one for teaching jobs adverts and interviews. You can see this from the many HOD roles posted recently on the tutor2u Jobs Board! For many teachers, this...

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MIcrosoft is running a free 2 hour digital event, Hack the Classroom, on January 30th which is designed to give teachers a chance to explore how to be more creative in the classroom. You can find...

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