Tes issue 22 November 2019

Tes - 22 November 2019

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Boost behaviour by focusing on solutions
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Boost behaviour by focusing on solutions

As a head of year, Annie-Jane Finch-Johnson trialled an innovative approach to lessen disruption at her school: rather than questioning teenagers’ conduct, she empowered them to find their own answers...

Resolving heavyweight conflict in your staffroom
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How leaders can resolve conflicts between teachers

School leaders are used to dealing with disagreements among pupils – but conflict between teachers can be much trickier to tackle. Simon Creasey outlines expert guidance to help you stop staff...

Focus on... cognitive ability tests

Why schools should use cognitive ability tests

It might feel as though pupils are victims of over-testing – but what we’re not doing is testing their potential, argues one US psychologist. Joni Lakin tells Irena Barker how cognitive ability...

Why we use body cameras in the classroom

Why we brought body cameras into our classroom

When his college was invited to trial a set of body cameras, Scott Hayden chose not to use them for security but to enhance the learning experience. He explains the many benefits of students using...

Why we should teach the history of maths

Why we should be teaching the history of maths

From Euclid to Pythagoras, mathematics was always concerned with deep questions about the universe, yet today’s students are fed a flat diet of measuring, accounting and adding up. Kester Brewin...

What you wear could make or break your day
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Why your outfit could make or break your day at school

Our clothes influence how others see us and, more importantly, how we see ourselves, according to research. So, to send out the right signals, teachers need to plan ahead rather than grabbing the...

Boost behaviour by focusing on solutions
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Boost behaviour by focusing on solutions

As a head of year, Annie-Jane Finch-Johnson trialled an innovative approach to lessen disruption at her school: rather than questioning teenagers’ conduct, she empowered them to find their own answers...

Resolving heavyweight conflict in your staffroom
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How leaders can resolve conflicts between teachers

School leaders are used to dealing with disagreements among pupils – but conflict between teachers can be much trickier to tackle. Simon Creasey outlines expert guidance to help you stop staff...

What you wear could make or break your day
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Why your outfit could make or break your day at school

Our clothes influence how others see us and, more importantly, how we see ourselves, according to research. So, to send out the right signals, teachers need to plan ahead rather than grabbing the...