Tes FE issue 6 December 2019

Tes FE - 06 December 2019

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Wave goodbye to greetings at the door

Classroom greetings are easier said than done

Some teachers swear that being stationed in the doorway to meet each pupil as they enter sets the tone for the lesson ahead. Sounds simple, but Katherine Burrows finds it’s trickier to pull off than...

3 min read 6 Dec 2019
Give trainees a free day to do what they want
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Google’s lessons for education leadership

Should we give teachers time off each week to work on something they feel passionate about? This training school tells Chris Whitehead that such a Google-inspired approach may just be the key to...

5 min read 6 Dec 2019
Bringing home the Danish

How schools can empower local communities

Are schools just another public service, powerless to the sway of government, or are they the key to empowering local communities? Melvyn Roffe searches for the answer in a small town in Denmark – and...

10 min read 6 Dec 2019
iPads aren't a quick fix

iPads and education: not a quick fix

Introducing new technology to the classroom can be problematic without a clear rationale on how it will boost learning, writes Alex Quigley

3 min read 6 Dec 2019
Promotion pitfalls and how to sidestep them
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Teachers’ promotion pitfalls (and how to sidestep them)

Climbing the career ladder at your current school can be lonely and frustrating – but Simon Creasey has some expert tips to help you to navigate the political minefield that can mar an internal move

5 min read 6 Dec 2019
Why grammar tests don't improve literacy
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Why grammar tests are not improving literacy

England may have shot up the Pisa rankings for reading, but the key stage 2 grammar tests are having a hugely negative impact on writing, teaching approaches in primary and on how we perceive spoken...

13 min read 6 Dec 2019
Give trainees a free day to do what they want
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Google’s lessons for education leadership

Should we give teachers time off each week to work on something they feel passionate about? This training school tells Chris Whitehead that such a Google-inspired approach may just be the key to...

5 min read 6 Dec 2019
Promotion pitfalls and how to sidestep them
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Teachers’ promotion pitfalls (and how to sidestep them)

Climbing the career ladder at your current school can be lonely and frustrating – but Simon Creasey has some expert tips to help you to navigate the political minefield that can mar an internal move

5 min read 6 Dec 2019
Why grammar tests don't improve literacy
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Why grammar tests are not improving literacy

England may have shot up the Pisa rankings for reading, but the key stage 2 grammar tests are having a hugely negative impact on writing, teaching approaches in primary and on how we perceive spoken...

13 min read 6 Dec 2019