Brilliant from Tommy Seagull who I am delighted to count as a former pupil. "If you teach a child to debate, you give that child the power not to be ignored. You give them the gift of...

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My former student Bobby Seagull is well-known for his adventures on University Challenge. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he teamed up with Eric Monkman to explore the opportunities of being a...

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This blog post from Andy Warner has really got me thinking as a new term gets into gear.

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A seasonal hat tip to Caroline Creaby for flagging up a wonderful edition of Desert Island Discs featuring the political scientist and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University Professor Louise Richardson.

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Here's a short, one-sided student-friendly assessment grid to help Level 3 Extended Project students assess the quality of their literature review. All they need to do is simply circle a mark from...

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It might sound completely barmy planning to do cryptic crosswords with your students - but I remember one of my teachers at secondary school doing just that, and we LOVED it! Why? They give a great...

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After last week's successful blog series on getting to know your students, I've decided that this week's mini-series will focus on teaching strategies that can help to develop transferable / wider...

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One of my most frequent comments to learners, parents and other teachers about how to boost grades in public exams is that the high-performing candidates almost without fail have an excellent...

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I came across the charity Big Change at the weekend, which aims to help young people develop the life skills that they need to succeed and improve social mobility.

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I came across the American organisation The Right Question earlier today when I was looking for ideas on how to get students to become more independent by asking more useful questions as part of...

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Helping our most able students to "max out" on marks is something that many of us think is something that they can do themselves. But in the last week I've come across a number of useful strategies...

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I've lost count of the number of times students have asked me mid-lesson "will this be on the exam?". Even in the last decade, I think students (and their parents!) have become increasingly...

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Yet another super TED talk - this time on the surprising habits of original thinkers, and why failure is actually a key ingredient for success.

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I really like the nrich website for great ideas for maths and numeracy lessons. Regardless of the subject that you teach, it's a great idea to build in the odd bit of numeracy and really embed...

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I came across this great resource on revision earlier today by headteacher John Tomsett. You can adapt it to suit your own revision in all manner of subjects.

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One of the skills my own children are learning in their English lessons at primary school at the moment is the use of "connectives" in their writing, rather than simply writing a string of short...

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I came across this website earlier today which lists a number of games that you can play quickly in a classroom setting to "warm up" brains and encourage creativity and thinking outside the box.

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Earlier this month, the government issued new demands on universities to improve their links with schools in poor areas and specifically requiring them to target white working-class boys in...

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A study by Save the Children and the Institute of Education shows that 21% of children who struggled with language when they entered school aged 4 fail to meet the national standards in SATs when...

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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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