strategies to improve your teaching

3 questioning strategies to improve your teaching and workload

Questioning and teacher scripts have immeasurable benefits as an assessment tool. They can help with retention, behaviour and self-regulation, not to mention the long-term impact on teacher workload both in and out of the classroom.

What’s more, dialogue in class can help students activate hard thinking, enabling them to elaborate on themes and topics:

“One way for students to shoulder the responsibility for learning is for them to be the readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers in the classroom through active engagement in social interaction with others,” (Alvermann & Phelps, 2005; Vacca, Vacca, & Mraz, 2011).

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Where should teachers focus their efforts this academic year?

For teachers up and down the country, 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. The coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdown threw our education system into disarray, with millions of parents forced to tackle the challenge of home-schooling.

During this time, teachers themselves became key workers and had to provide pupils with schemes of work that could be delivered remotely. But now teachers must overcome a new obstacle – helping students catch up on work missed during the six-month stretch of school closures.

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The Impact of COVID-19

The Impact of COVID-19 on Education – How to Sustain Teaching Success

In order to help schools, colleges and education leaders prepare for teaching in the coming months, the OECD and the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University have collaborated on a new paper.

Schooling disrupted, schooling rethought – How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing education has collected data and analysed information on the education conditions faced in 59 countries.

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Dealing with Criticism and Abuse

Working In An Online World – Dealing with Criticism and Abuse

The current coronavirus pandemic has meant working remotely is the new norm for many. But does that mean we must simply accept that online criticism is standard practice too?

In a new paper – Harmful Comments on Social Media – published by the University of York (Law), author Kathryn Chick explains why social media has become a breeding ground for malicious, abusive, and offensive communications.

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Coronavirus What Next For Education

Post-Coronavirus: What Next For Education?

It goes without saying that every organisation and industry around the world is being affected by COVID-19, especially education.

According to the OECD, every week of school closures will cause a massive loss in the development of human capital with significant long-term economic and social implications.

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5 Teaching Trends

5 Teaching Trends and Predictions for 2020

Beyond the logistics of schools themselves, such as government decisions, the following trends and predictions could soon be part of your regular routine.

If any of the following concepts feel somewhat unfamiliar, your school could be falling behind others in terms of its approach to education and support for teachers.

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websites for teachers

15 websites that every teacher and educator should know about

Professional development is at the heart of teacher practice. But in addition to learning on the job and formal training courses, you can increase your confidence and competence as a teacher by accessing the abundance of resources available online today, starting with the following:

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10 Top Autum Books 2018

Top 10 Autumn Book Reads 2018

Now that the Summer holidays have past, the Autumn term is in full swing.

For those teachers that like a little extra curricular reading, there are no end of books written by experienced teachers or education professionals, which not only provide intriguing insight, but also some excellent advice.

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Teaching Assistant

Using Research Evidence To Inform Timetabling

Timetabling plays a vital role in how pupils develop and progress throughout the year. If you learn how to get timetabling right, then it will inevitably benefit the students – and the school – moving forwards.

One of the best ways to do this is by using research evidence. With evidence, we can inform timetabling to come up with the best strategies that elicit the most success. Here are a few things that you should maybe keep your eye on:

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Tips for re-motivating your class after holidays

The vast majority of children returning to school after the holidays will have thoroughly enjoyed their time away from the classroom. But when the joys of taking a break become a distant memory, re-motivating students can be a real struggle, regardless of age or ability.

So, how exactly can you boost attention levels and encourage excitement in the classroom once again? Well, according to a neurologist and former teacher, the answer lies in brain science.

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