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Tes Scotland - 11 June 2021

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Why the Scottish government needs to listen to teachers about the future of schools

The government needs to listen to teachers

Those actually engaged in the business of educating young people should be central in the debate about what is – and what is not – working in our schools, writes Emma Seith

4 min read 11 Jun 2021
My Best Teacher: Two Doors Down and The Day Today actor Doon Mackichan talks about her school days

10 questions with… Doon Mackichan

The actor recalls her education in Scotland and London, and how her ability to do impressions got her out of a tight spot with the school bullies

7 min read 11 Jun 2021
Give it some wellies: Teachers need the courage to deliver change in schools after Covid, says Susan Ward

Teachers need the courage to change schools post-Covid

The pandemic has pushed teachers out of their comfort zones like never before but, despite all the challenges, there are rewards to be had, too – if we are brave enough to wade in and grab them, says...

8 min read 11 Jun 2021
How to teach about Charles Darwin and evolution in schools
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How to teach evolution in schools

When introducing students to the complex ideas of Charles Darwin, deciding on the best approach can be tricky. Recent research can point teachers in the right direction, although its conclusions may...

7 min read 11 Jun 2021
How teachers can use multiple-choice questions to boost student assessment in schools

How multiple-choice questions boost student assessment

Many in teaching view multiple-choice quizzes as little more than a starter activity but, when Elena Russell introduced this style of questioning across her English department to formally test...

6 min read 11 Jun 2021
How to teach about Charles Darwin and evolution in schools
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How to teach evolution in schools

When introducing students to the complex ideas of Charles Darwin, deciding on the best approach can be tricky. Recent research can point teachers in the right direction, although its conclusions may...

7 min read 11 Jun 2021