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Tes - 13 December 2019

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Can you catch motivation?
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Can your pupils ‘catch’ motivation?

The idea that a teacher’s enthusiasm can be infectious is nothing new but, as Dan Worth finds, the issue goes even deeper – to pupils’ status within their social groups and their influence on peers

7 min read 13 Dec 2019
How comics can help students understand data
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How comics can help students understand the deluge of data

Young people need to realise that the modern world runs on data, and it is often manipulated for political or financial gain, writes maths teacher Jessica Barnecutt. So, she trialled an approach that...

6 min read 13 Dec 2019
It's school, reanimated
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How fleeing zombies became a school tradition

When one Falkirk school agreed to hold an immersive event in which students are pursued through a post-apocalyptic wasteland by a pack of flesh-eating zombies, it marked the start of a school...

8 min read 13 Dec 2019
Like soldiers in a war zone, teachers must be adaptable

Like soldiers in battle, teachers must be adaptable

The ability to react to unfamiliar challenges in the classroom, particularly relating to pupils’ complex needs, should be central to teacher training – not just a bolt-on, argues Margaret Mulholland

3 min read 13 Dec 2019
How to end blame in your school?

Office politics: how to end the blame game in your school

School politics can be fraught with finger-pointing and unspoken agreements about ‘the way things are done’. It’s important to tackle this by clearly prioritising goals, owning failures as well as...

5 min read 13 Dec 2019
Free up time and space for teacher CPD to flourish

Teacher CPD needs time and space to flourish

When it became clear that faculty meetings at Reigate College were failing to boost teaching and learning, it was time for a radical change. Jo Driscoll explains how projects and sessions dedicated to...

5 min read 13 Dec 2019
How important is school?

What is school’s role in society?

The more we argue that schools are pivotal to improving society and mopping up social problems, the more politicians will expect them to do more, writes David James, who calls for a reality check

9 min read 13 Dec 2019
Can you catch motivation?
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Can your pupils ‘catch’ motivation?

The idea that a teacher’s enthusiasm can be infectious is nothing new but, as Dan Worth finds, the issue goes even deeper – to pupils’ status within their social groups and their influence on peers

7 min read 13 Dec 2019
How comics can help students understand data
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How comics can help students understand the deluge of data

Young people need to realise that the modern world runs on data, and it is often manipulated for political or financial gain, writes maths teacher Jessica Barnecutt. So, she trialled an approach that...

6 min read 13 Dec 2019
It's school, reanimated
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How fleeing zombies became a school tradition

When one Falkirk school agreed to hold an immersive event in which students are pursued through a post-apocalyptic wasteland by a pack of flesh-eating zombies, it marked the start of a school...

8 min read 13 Dec 2019