Tes issue 1 January 2021

Tes - 01 January 2021

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What a student with a dildo taught me about behaviour

A behaviour surprise is a lesson well learned

As a new teacher, the experience of seeing a student waving around a dildo in class taught Stephen Lane about the importance of preparing for the unexpected

3 min read 1 Jan 2021
Can we trust the robots to teach children to read?

Can we trust AI to teach children to read?

Artificial intelligence is muscling in on the reading tuition market, so how long is it until the process of teaching pupils to read is handed over to a machine? Simon Creasey finds that a wholesale...

11 min read 1 Jan 2021
How I used tech to transform my nurture groups

How I used tech to transform my nurture groups

Before Covid-19, technology didn’t play a big role in the nurture provision at Katherine McGreal’s school. But lockdown forced it to invest in laptops – and giving vulnerable students access to a...

7 min read 1 Jan 2021
How to avoid being a dictator school leader

How to avoid being a dictator school leader

Being a dictator-style leader is easier to slip into than you might think – and sometimes, in certain contexts, people may even look to you to adopt that style, finds Christina Quaine. She takes a...

9 min read 1 Jan 2021
Is there a case for psychometric testing in FE?

Is there a case for psychometric testing in FE?

Aptitude assessments can help colleges to understand a student’s strengths and attributes, along with any additional support that they may need. But before introducing such tests, care must be taken...

11 min read 1 Jan 2021
Why no topic should be taboo in our schools

Why no topic should be taboo in our schools

When state schools were established in the Victorian era, the curriculum was designed to avoid discussion of contentious topics – to keep the public in line, says Mick Waters. Now, 150 years later...

10 min read 1 Jan 2021

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