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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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Many of Britain's best-known public schools have been opening "outposts" across the Middle East and Asia. The income from these international schools helps provide bursaries and scholarships for...

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The National Autistic Society's website is full of really useful information to help you support students with autism in the classroom and playground - there is a great interactive infographic to...

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A spokesperson for Reading University announced today that they would be making flexible "stress-reducing" offers to students applying for places for next year, guaranteeing places even if grades...

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This thought-provoking four-minute video from National Geographic would make for an interest lesson resource during tutor or form time.

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This old-ish article from the BBC remains one of my favourites in terms of getting a quick snapshot of the effectiveness of different revision techniques, as it is based on sound psychological...

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I've spoken to lots of parents recently who are concerned about anxiety in their children, especially as the summer exams start to become a very real focus. What can you do as a teacher to help...

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A report this week from the National Audit Office confirms what most of us have known for some time - there is a national shortage of teachers. The NAO said that ministers have a very poor...

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I was really interested by this BBC report on the impact that eBooks are having in classrooms, compared with traditional books.

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It can be really awkward trying to open and close windows on a computer screen in front of a restless class - try embedding your YouTube videos into your PowerPoints to save time.

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I love posters and infographics in a classroom - this one from Mia MacMeekin is a helpful, visual way of providing hints and tips for practical strategies on how to help all students stay focused...

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If you didn't spot it over the weekend, here are two links showing the comments about the state school sector from the owner of the Good School Guide - Ralph Lucas.

Lucas is saying that continued...

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Here is a thoughtful podcast analysis from The Economist on the role of ed-tech in education, and whether it is actually helping learning.

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The Head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook, claims that teachers are increasingly over-predicting the grades that their pupils will achieve at A-level in order to help them win places at the best...

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Socratic questioning is an extremely powerful questioning technique that teachers can use to explore complex issues and ideas with students, open up common misconceptions and analyse and evaluate...

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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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Have you ever wanted to include a simple timer into a Powerpoint slideshow? Now you can - this simple Powerpoint-timer file gives you some "cut-and-paste" timers to put directly into your own...

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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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In a move that is not particularly surprising, given how vehemently the university has spoken out about the removal of compulsory AS exams, Cambridge has announced that from November this year,...

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Millfield School in Somerset has announced that they have joined the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Accreditation Scheme, the first school in the UK to do so.

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