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Aphantasia: Now I see how pupils visualise differently
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Aphantasia: Now I see how pupils visualise differently

English teacher Zoe Enser was shocked to learn she is one of a small number of people with aphantasia – an inability to fully create a mental picture of things. But, she says, the discovery was an...

6 min read 18 Sep 2020
Does it matter whether students like their teacher?
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Does it matter whether students like their teacher?

New teachers are often warned that the job isn’t a popularity contest – but, in fact, research suggests that being liked by students leads to better learning and improved wellbeing. So, does it really...

7 min read 18 Sep 2020
Get your slap on – tips for teacher make-up

Get your slap on – tips for teacher make-up

If a woman wants to wear make-up, it’s none of your business, says Amy Forrester. She has battled to find a make-up approach to last the teaching day, and here she shares it

4 min read 18 Sep 2020
How not to lead a department
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How not to lead a school department

Having been a head of department for eight years, Gareth Storey took the difficult decision to step down to classroom teaching. Looking back, he can see the mistakes he made in the role – and he knows...

6 min read 18 Sep 2020
How smaller classes could help pupil mental health

How smaller classes could help pupil mental health

We know children benefit from smaller classes – but what, exactly, are the advantages? As a principal, Louise Connolly carried out research on links between class size and wellbeing – and her findings...

6 min read 18 Sep 2020
Let’s be honest about antiracist education

Let’s be honest about antiracist education

The key to tackling racism through education is the creation of diverse learning environments in which all young people feel comfortable discussing prejudice, writes Nuzhat Uthmani

10 min read 18 Sep 2020
Research that glisters isn’t always gold

Research that glisters isn’t always gold

It’s tempting to take a study with a good headline at face value, says Alex Quigley, but its important to dig deeper to assess the research’s real worth

3 min read 18 Sep 2020
Will neuroscience transform teaching in colleges?

Will neuroscience transform teaching in colleges?

Scientific studies looking at how our brains work offer tantalising possibilities for improving learning in FE, writes Grainne Hallahan – and, while more research may be required before significant...

9 min read 18 Sep 2020
Aphantasia: Now I see how pupils visualise differently
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Aphantasia: Now I see how pupils visualise differently

English teacher Zoe Enser was shocked to learn she is one of a small number of people with aphantasia – an inability to fully create a mental picture of things. But, she says, the discovery was an...

6 min read 18 Sep 2020
Does it matter whether students like their teacher?
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Does it matter whether students like their teacher?

New teachers are often warned that the job isn’t a popularity contest – but, in fact, research suggests that being liked by students leads to better learning and improved wellbeing. So, does it really...

7 min read 18 Sep 2020
How not to lead a department
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How not to lead a school department

Having been a head of department for eight years, Gareth Storey took the difficult decision to step down to classroom teaching. Looking back, he can see the mistakes he made in the role – and he knows...

6 min read 18 Sep 2020