Tes issue 14 June 2019

Tes - 14 June 2019

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The importance of body language in the classroom
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How body language can enhance teaching and learning

If you’re self-conscious about how much you gesticulate and worry that these movements could be distracting students from the topic at hand, fear not – research suggests that gestures have an...

Give students a full hour lunch - or see the effects

How do shorter lunchtimes affect student wellbeing?

The lunch ‘hour’ is fast becoming a thing of the past, consumed by competing pressures and demands on schools. Why is this happening, and what impact do shorter breaks have on students’ mental and...

Creativity and knowledge can work
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Let’s get creative about the knowledge-rich classroom

The focus on fact-based teaching models has led to fewer opportunities for play in the classroom. But research shows that creativity enhances learning, argues Megan Mansworth – and these versatile...

Pupils shouldn't blindly obey the rules
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Why we shouldn’t teach students to blindly follow the rules

While discipline has an important role in schools, encouraging students to blindly follow the rules risks turning them into moral automatons who take no responsibility for their actions – so let’s...

The importance of body language in the classroom
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How body language can enhance teaching and learning

If you’re self-conscious about how much you gesticulate and worry that these movements could be distracting students from the topic at hand, fear not – research suggests that gestures have an...

Creativity and knowledge can work
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Let’s get creative about the knowledge-rich classroom

The focus on fact-based teaching models has led to fewer opportunities for play in the classroom. But research shows that creativity enhances learning, argues Megan Mansworth – and these versatile...

Pupils shouldn't blindly obey the rules
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Why we shouldn’t teach students to blindly follow the rules

While discipline has an important role in schools, encouraging students to blindly follow the rules risks turning them into moral automatons who take no responsibility for their actions – so let’s...