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5 times when teacher silence is golden

5 times when teacher silence is golden

If a child is struggling with a question, it’s not always best to jump in and talk them through it, says Hanna Miller. Pupils benefit from ‘struggle time’ to think of a possible answer

3 min read 5 Jun 2020
Could exam results hinge on confidence?

Could exam results hinge on confidence?

How much of an impact does pupil confidence have on learning? Teachers generally believe that if they can boost learners’ confidence it will lead to better engagement and results – but, as Irena...

7 min read 5 Jun 2020
How students helped us to build a college data system

How students helped us to build a college data system

Seeing students struggling to access their data, staff at Basingstoke College of Technology knew they had to upgrade their information system. And who better, they thought, to help design this...

7 min read 5 Jun 2020
School leadership should be distributed among all

School leadership should be distributed among all

Traditional hierarchical leadership stifles creativity and innovation, writes head Kulvarn Atwal. Switching to the distributed leadership model empowers all staff to make decisions, he says –...

6 min read 5 Jun 2020
SEND: the danger of low expectations

SEND: The danger of labels and low expectations

The school shutdown has brought vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils into the spotlight – but we need to change our narrative so that these children aren’t held back by unconscious bias, says Margaret...

3 min read 5 Jun 2020
Sowing the seeds of a green school movement

Sowing the seeds of a green school movement

Primary children in Glasgow are being given seeds to plant oak trees in a scheme designed to educate them about the environment and ‘greenify’ derelict sites in the city, writes Carly Page – and the...

6 min read 5 Jun 2020

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