red ink to blue ink for marking

Should you switch from red ink to blue ink for marking?

A few years ago, a US study suggested that teachers should stop using red pens because the colour is associated with ‘warning, prohibition, caution, anger, embarrassment and being wrong’.

The research revealed that students think they’ve been assessed more harshly when their work is covered in red ink compared to other colours. It could even have a negative impact on teacher-student relationships and learning outcomes.

News of the report was met with ridicule by many, including Tory MP Bob Blackman who said: “It sounds to me like some petty edict which is nonsense. It is absolutely political correctness gone wild.”

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Homework

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

If you’re a parent, you probably have an opinion when it comes to your child’s homework. Do you feel that they have too much work to do or has the amount of work children bring home decreased over the course of time? How much homework is too much, and is there ever a way of answering this question that satisfies every parent and educator?

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Interview at a School

How to Research for an Interview at a School

Just like any other job interview, preparation is the key when it comes to landing your ideal teaching role. But along with practicing your answers to common interview questions, it helps to know a little bit about the school you could be teaching at too.

This is because it shows your enthusiasm for the role and why you are the ideal candidate. What’s more, it also tells the school that you are willing to go the extra mile, something they will no doubt want from a potential member of staff.

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