Use more praise than punishment, study tells teachers

Research finds pupils' concentration and listening skills improve when they are praised rather than reprimanded, but DfE behaviour tsar warns that praise can be 'done well and less well'

Catherine Lough
29 Jan 2020


Help! I'm turning into my classroom

Light switch as face, wearing bobble hat

We've all met dogs owners who've begun to resemble their pets. Stephen Petty has begun to notice a similar merging process...with his classroom

Stephen Petty
29 Jan 2020

MAT that broke rules runs up £38k related-party bill

MAT spent £38,000 on related party transactions

Academy trust previously criticised for not following procurement rules, spent tens of thousands of pounds with related parties on services including 'immersive classrooms' and sports coaching, new accounts show

Amy Gibbons
28 Jan 2020

Sats anti-cheating monitoring cut by DfE

Sats anti-cheating monitoring cut

Ofqual asked the Department for Education's Standards and Testing Agency to improve data monitoring to counter Sats malpractice, but instead, it was reduced

Amy Gibbons
28 Jan 2020

Five-fold rise in number of teachers on antidepressants

Teacher mental health: One in 20 teachers is now taking antidepressants, a new study suggests

‘More teachers than ever’ are reporting mental health problems, with a five-fold increase in the number taking medication to help – although this is not specific to teachers, with nurses and other professions also seeing a rise in mental health problems

Dave Speck
28 Jan 2020

'Teaching with a chronic illness isn't easy'

Woman, lying on sofa, in pain

Exhaustion, caffeine addiction and migraine strips are the realities of a day in the life of a teacher with a chronic illness, says Katherine Wright

Katherine Wright
26 Jan 2020

Tes International podcast: headteacher Michael Lambert

UK colleges will continue to struggle to make inroads internationally unless changes are made, says Matt Anderson

Tes head of content Ed Dorrell sits down with Dubai College headmaster Michael Lambert to chat about his career in international education and his school’s fascinating approach to pedagogy, research and teaching and learning

Ed Dorrell
26 Jan 2020

How to create the perfect teacher desk

teacher desk

Does your desk look like a dream workspace or a dumping ground? Check out Grainne Hallahan’s tips to making the most of your table

Grainne Hallahan
24 Jan 2020

5 steps to an effective lesson plan

Lesson planning: Five steps to help teachers plan effective lessons

Time-wasting pro-formas have largely disappeared, says Hanna Miller – but consistency is still key in lesson planning

Hanna Miller
23 Jan 2020