Simon Creasey

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The real cost of classroom interruptions

The real cost of classroom interruptions

Classroom interruptions over the course of a year can result in up to 20 days of lost study time...

14 min read 15 Oct 2021
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Cyber attacks on schools: the reality of ransomware attacks

Cyberattacks on schools: the facts

The education sector is increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, who use ransomware to prevent...

15 min read 10 Sep 2021
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How gamblers can help teachers to support pupils in making better decisions

How to help pupils make better decisions

Most teachers would baulk at the idea of encouraging children to ‘play the odds’ when making choices...

9 min read 9 Jul 2021
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Weekly highlights: Anger over face masks in schools move and pupil premium funding

How to talk to students about their body odour

It’s a fact that students sweat more when they hit puberty and, in some cases, the resulting smell...

7 min read 14 May 2021
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Why giggling in class is so contagious

Why giggling in class is so contagious

An outbreak of continuous laughter can derail a lesson, but does it also bring benefits that...

6 min read 22 Jan 2021
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Metacognition: How plants can help with wellbeing and social and emotional learning in school

The benefits of having plants in the classroom

Studies have shown that introducing plants to your classroom can not only boost air quality and...

7 min read 2 Oct 2020
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Transition time shadow timetable

How teachers can make transition time work

Find out why the 'shadow timetable' could light the way to more efficient learning

4 min read 29 May 2020
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Tes focus on... happiness lessons

Should schools teach students how to be happy?

Teachers are supposed to focus on grades, but should their priority instead be to make students feel...

8 min read 7 Feb 2020
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Promotion pitfalls and how to sidestep them

How to avoid teachers’ promotion pitfalls

Climbing the career ladder at your current school can be lonely and frustrating – but Simon Creasey...

5 min read 6 Dec 2019
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Resolving heavyweight conflict in your staffroom

How leaders can resolve conflicts

School leaders are used to dealing with disagreements among pupils – but conflict between teachers...

5 min read 22 Nov 2019
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How to beat teacher stress

Tes focus on…How to beat teacher stress

The demands on teachers’ cognitive capacity are constantly increasing, leading to a risk of chronic...

8 min read 15 Nov 2019
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Should Minority Report technology be used in schools?

Should schools use Minority Report technology?

Predictive technology promises to pre-empt misbehaviour or violence in schools - but is it ethical...

16 min read 1 Nov 2019
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The garden programme with a growth mindset

The garden programme with a growth mindset

Green Bronx Machine is a school garden programme credited with transforming pupils’ life chances...

9 min read 20 Sep 2019
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Why first impressions do count

Teachers’ first impressions really do count

What signals are you giving out to your new class that you may not even be aware of? How difficult...

11 min read 23 Aug 2019
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Being an ethical leader is an intelligent move

Why schools should teach emotional intelligence

The ability to understand and influence emotions can be a force for good or a powerful ‘weapon’ –...

8 min read 26 Jul 2019
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Could martial arts help children learn?

Could martial arts help children to learn?

There is plenty of evidence that martial arts training provides children with educational benefits...

7 min read 10 May 2019
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How to be a critical friend

Delivering criticism can feel like playing with fire, but these proven techniques will enable you to...

5 min read 18 Jan 2019