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Tes - 13 September 2019

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Does your accent matter?
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As a teacher, does your accent matter?

A teacher’s accent shouldn’t have any bearing on their teaching, but studies suggest that many school staff feel pressured to change the way they speak. Here linguistics expert Alex Baratta tells Dan...

8 min read 13 Sep 2019
Give free schools the chance to innovate

Give free schools the freedom to innovate

Free schools were originally supposed to be all about driving diversity and innovation in schools – but somehow they have lost their way, writes Ed Dorrell

4 min read 13 Sep 2019
Is the Japanese writing system the key to maths?
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Is the Japanese writing system the key to teaching better maths?

The characters and symbols used in the languages of the Far East may make concepts such as fractions, multiplication and the properties of shape easier to grasp – giving students from the region an...

6 min read 13 Sep 2019
Turn teacher absence into opportunity

Turn teacher absence into opportunity

When staff have to take time off for maternity leave or illness, it can seem disruptive. But it’s actually a chance to make a positive change, says Emma Sheppard

7 min read 13 Sep 2019
When does a child become an adult?

When does a child become an adult?

It is a widely held belief that young people starting university at 18 are adults. But research shows that many lack vital life experience and don’t even consider themselves to be grown-ups. Perhaps...

7 min read 13 Sep 2019
Teachers need to stop spoon-feeding students
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Why teachers should stop spoon-feeding feedback

Teachers should not dole out feedback like sweets but should instead encourage learners to recognise for themselves where their strengths and weaknesses lie so they become more self-reliant in...

7 min read 13 Sep 2019
Does your accent matter?
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As a teacher, does your accent matter?

A teacher’s accent shouldn’t have any bearing on their teaching, but studies suggest that many school staff feel pressured to change the way they speak. Here linguistics expert Alex Baratta tells Dan...

8 min read 13 Sep 2019
Is the Japanese writing system the key to maths?
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Is the Japanese writing system the key to teaching better maths?

The characters and symbols used in the languages of the Far East may make concepts such as fractions, multiplication and the properties of shape easier to grasp – giving students from the region an...

6 min read 13 Sep 2019
Teachers need to stop spoon-feeding students
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Why teachers should stop spoon-feeding feedback

Teachers should not dole out feedback like sweets but should instead encourage learners to recognise for themselves where their strengths and weaknesses lie so they become more self-reliant in...

7 min read 13 Sep 2019