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Tes - 18 December 2020

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Can too much signposting put a block on learning?
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Can too much signposting put a block on learning?

Too much signposting may have the unintended effect of sending learners towards a brick wall. Instead, to free up their thinking, let them negotiate the roads themselves, says Andrew Copeman

5 min read 18 Dec 2020
How to boost wellbeing alongside academic performance

How to boost wellbeing alongside academic performance

What if you could provide lessons that focused as much on mental health as the core teaching of literacy skills? Olivia Richards has taken inspiration from initiatives in the US, in an effort to...

7 min read 18 Dec 2020
How to say a proper thank you to your staff
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How to say a proper thank you to your staff

Expressions of gratitude risk sounding hollow if they’re too frequent or hackneyed. For a true morale boost, heads are instead striving to make thank yous personal – with some even serving them full...

6 min read 18 Dec 2020
It’s time to get SEND off the sidelines

It’s time to get SEND off the sidelines

Research shows that pupils with SEND need good-quality teaching in a mixed-ability setting – and a curriculum geared towards their needs, says Margaret Mulholland

3 min read 18 Dec 2020
The secrets of colleges’ success with online learning

Online learning: colleges’ tips for success

Despite the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine, many FE colleges are still following blended learning approaches, and this may continue well into next term. But what does good remote learning look like...

10 min read 18 Dec 2020
Teachers are the real superheroes of 2020

Teachers are the real superheroes of 2020

Throughout the Covid pandemic, you’ve been more like superheroes than teachers, which is why you were the only choice for the Tes person of the year award

3 min read 18 Dec 2020
Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’
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Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’

Debates about the last day of term had a new angle this year: whether schools should be open at all. But in more normal times, is a ‘fun’ day in class really as damaging as some believe? Chris Parr...

8 min read 18 Dec 2020
Can too much signposting put a block on learning?
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Can too much signposting put a block on learning?

Too much signposting may have the unintended effect of sending learners towards a brick wall. Instead, to free up their thinking, let them negotiate the roads themselves, says Andrew Copeman

5 min read 18 Dec 2020
How to say a proper thank you to your staff
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How to say a proper thank you to your staff

Expressions of gratitude risk sounding hollow if they’re too frequent or hackneyed. For a true morale boost, heads are instead striving to make thank yous personal – with some even serving them full...

6 min read 18 Dec 2020
Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’
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Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’

Debates about the last day of term had a new angle this year: whether schools should be open at all. But in more normal times, is a ‘fun’ day in class really as damaging as some believe? Chris Parr...

8 min read 18 Dec 2020