Believe it or not, there’s more to getting ready for going back to school than simply buying stationary – fun as it may be.
There’s even more involved when you’re a teacher. Here’s the ultimate back-to-school checklist. … More What you need to do before the new school year
4-day weeks bring me so much joy. I love my job, but I also love time off. It means getting time to recover if it’s been a busy week and time to get yourself sorted at home. Here’s how a 4-day work week could revolutionise teaching … More Why the 4-day week would revolutionise teaching
It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year: when the most teaching jobs tend to go live! Here’s what you need on your checklist when looking for your first teaching job. … More Finding the perfect school | A checklist
Feedback is an essential part of life, in school or otherwise. How do you know how you’ve done in something if nobody tells you? Here’s how to do a better job of it in the classroom 👨🏻🏫 … More Learning with our mistakes | Feedback in the classroom
Here’s an essential guide for the new teaching term, detailing what you need, what you should do before going back, and why being prepared is an essential part of teaching. … More Getting ready for the new term | An essential guide
Windsor Academy Trust dedicates 1 INSET day a year to the WAT Conference, where all 9 schools come together to share good practice and celebrate the work of staff and students. What was it like? And what did we all get up to? … More The WAT Conference | Review
Doug Lemov once said that practice makes permanent – and it’s true. The more we practice, the more we will remember what we have practiced. Will what we recall be correct? Hopefully, but not if we’ve consistently practiced the wrong thing. … More Practice makes permanent | Secrets to success
I’ve learned a lot over this past year of teaching, but there has been no lesson so valuable as the lessons learned in time management. These are my top tips. … More Top tips for time management in teaching
Ever wondered why your class, tutee, or even a friend just isn’t getting it? Could be an issue with your explanations, I’m afraid, so have a read of my key takeaways from Chris Runeckles’ chapter on this teaching principle in his book, Making Every History Lesson Count.
You might be astounded by what you learn. … More Easy explanation in three simple steps
I’ve been through a lot in my first year as a full-time teacher. We all have, newly qualified or not. But the important thing to remember is that we made it. Against the odds, in the most unusual of years, we came out the other side – relatively unscathed. These are my key takeaways. … More Reflecting on a year of teaching