Tes issue 8 November 2019

Tes - 08 November 2019

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Make a drama out of punctuation
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Active learning: make a drama out of teaching punctuation

Let’s face it, Spag can sometimes be a drag for students and teachers. To make the topic more engaging, Laura Beatty tried introducing ‘active learning’ – with some promising results

6 min read 8 Nov 2019
How to set up pupils up for GCSE from reception

GCSE study preparation can start from Reception

Teachers in Year 7 have little idea of what their new arrivals have learned owing to a lack of collaboration with primary schools, warns Emily Maule. She reveals what she discovered when, as director...

8 min read 8 Nov 2019
Why I dropped debates

Student debates: there’s no argument for them

As a newly minted teacher, Mark Roberts thought hosting debates would inspire his pupils with the art of logic – in fact, these lessons quickly descended to the level of Prime Minister’s Questions

3 min read 8 Nov 2019
How to address social inequality
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Tes focus on...How schools can address social inequality

While teachers tend to see closing the gap for disadvantaged students as an important part of their role, some of the day-to-day practices within schools may be inadvertently exacerbating societal...

8 min read 8 Nov 2019
What's your leadership style?
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What’s your school leadership style?

Do you lead by throwing your weight around? Or are you more of a role model who gains the respect of others by knowing everything there is to know about education? Ryan Campbell weighs up the pros and...

5 min read 8 Nov 2019
Why can't schools cope with stepparents?

Why can’t schools cope with stepparents?

Hundreds of thousands of pupils today are part of a stepfamily – so why don’t schools know how to deal with stepparents? Lucy Rycroft-Smith describes how her partner has been frozen out by her...

10 min read 8 Nov 2019
Make a drama out of punctuation
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Active learning: make a drama out of teaching punctuation

Let’s face it, Spag can sometimes be a drag for students and teachers. To make the topic more engaging, Laura Beatty tried introducing ‘active learning’ – with some promising results

6 min read 8 Nov 2019
How to address social inequality
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Tes focus on...How schools can address social inequality

While teachers tend to see closing the gap for disadvantaged students as an important part of their role, some of the day-to-day practices within schools may be inadvertently exacerbating societal...

8 min read 8 Nov 2019
What's your leadership style?
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What’s your school leadership style?

Do you lead by throwing your weight around? Or are you more of a role model who gains the respect of others by knowing everything there is to know about education? Ryan Campbell weighs up the pros and...

5 min read 8 Nov 2019