Tes issue 7 February 2020

Tes - 07 February 2020

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Breastfeeding sucks – but it doesn't need to
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Breastfeeding as a teacher sucks – but it doesn’t have to

All too often, inflexible timetables and inadequate facilities for expressing mean that returning to school as a breastfeeding mother is a nightmare. But leaders can welcome staff back with open arms...

6 min read 7 Feb 2020
Put learning in a positive light
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Putting learning in a positive light

Teachers want pupils to be dazzled by their lessons rather than sunlight streaming in through the classroom windows – but research suggests that exposure to natural light could have an impact on...

5 min read 7 Feb 2020
Tes focus on... happiness lessons
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Tes focus on…Should schools teach students how to be happy?

Teachers are supposed to focus on grades, but should their priority instead be to make students feel good? Economist Richard Layard tells Simon Creasey why he believes the two aims aren’t mutually...

8 min read 7 Feb 2020
The lost children of education

The lost children of education

Subjecting the ‘forgotten third’ of those who fail maths and English language GCSE to multiple resits only causes further mental distress and disenfranchisement, writes Tara Porter. Instead, we should...

9 min read 7 Feb 2020
Why have we let computers take over our classrooms?

Where’s the proof that computers help learning?

In the second column of his three-part series, Jared Cooney Horvath explores why the desire to teach IT skills has morphed into the belief that everything should be taught via a computer

4 min read 7 Feb 2020
Breastfeeding sucks – but it doesn't need to
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Breastfeeding as a teacher sucks – but it doesn’t have to

All too often, inflexible timetables and inadequate facilities for expressing mean that returning to school as a breastfeeding mother is a nightmare. But leaders can welcome staff back with open arms...

6 min read 7 Feb 2020
Put learning in a positive light
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Putting learning in a positive light

Teachers want pupils to be dazzled by their lessons rather than sunlight streaming in through the classroom windows – but research suggests that exposure to natural light could have an impact on...

5 min read 7 Feb 2020
Tes focus on... happiness lessons
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Tes focus on…Should schools teach students how to be happy?

Teachers are supposed to focus on grades, but should their priority instead be to make students feel good? Economist Richard Layard tells Simon Creasey why he believes the two aims aren’t mutually...

8 min read 7 Feb 2020