Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

In the age of smartphones and social media, almost all students are on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So are many school principals and other school faculty. There have been news stories about teachers being fired for inappropriate social media updates. In such a scenario, it’s very important to understand some basic social media rules that apply to teachers. Visit www.TheBusyEducator.com for more information.
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Careers and employability

Careers and employability

I used this as a revision lesson, however it could also be used for re-capping key points. Included in this bundle: PPT Starter Revision sheet Plenary Lesson plan
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Careers pathways: How ambitious are you?

Careers pathways: How ambitious are you?

Careers pathways lesson: This lesson gets students to think about the different career opportunities they have after leaving school, what they include, and which they could be best suited to. Included: PPT Starter Main Activity Plenary
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How Social Media Can Help You In Your Teaching Job Hunt

How Social Media Can Help You In Your Teaching Job Hunt

Hello Busy Educator! How Social Media Can Help You in Your Teaching Job Hunt When it comes to job hunting, sometimes prospective teachers don’t use social media very well. And this can become their weak point. Social media is as important in teaching as in any other industry. Your social networking profile is like your informal resume. So, keep only those things on it that you would like to share with everyone. Teachers have to maintain a leading role so it’s best to keep your profile clean and professional. Here are some ways in which social media can help your job hunt. For more information, please visit www.TheBusyEducator.com
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miFuture Careers App

miFuture Careers App

With the miFuture App you can achieve many objectives of the Careers and World of Work Framework in just four easy steps: Learners complete profile: Input qualifications, hobbies and interests, and ski l ls learned through experiences. Keep this information in one protected place. Generate a CV: No more writing and marking CVs, learners download their personal CV with easy to print and email. Matched with Destinations: Swipe through jobs, courses, training and volunteering opportunities matched to their profile. Learners build an understanding where they currently fit in the world of work. Track Applications: Keep t rack of opportunities applied for, and get notified as soon as a status changes. The miFuture App is free to download on Google Play and App Store. More information is available at www.miFuture.co.uk
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Career Planning Lesson Plan

Career Planning Lesson Plan

Two hour lesson plan. Looking at the following objectives: To explore a range of local career opportunities and their job prospects To gain an understanding between vocational training and apprenticeships To identify benefits of vocational and apprenticeship training To identify what agencies are available for support when deciding on a career path- both within the establishment and external
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Being Interviewed For An Overseas Position Read This First

Being Interviewed For An Overseas Position Read This First

The environment is stressful in any interview, but it becomes more stressful when you have applied for a position that is located overseas. You’re not just going to join a new job but a completely different country. This means you’ll have to relocate and adapt to a different culture. Your entire life is going to change, so make sure you prepare well. For more information, visit www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Substitute Teacher Interview – Tricky Questions and Answers

Substitute Teacher Interview – Tricky Questions and Answers

Substitute Teacher Interview – Tricky Questions and Answers Working as a substitute teacher can help you get the much-needed experience that will land you a job as a regular teacher. While you might think that becoming a substitute teacher is easy, it actually takes hard work. Are you ready to face the interview for a substitute teacher? Let’s help you out by offering answers to some of the tricky questions.
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What Are Principals Looking For In You?

What Are Principals Looking For In You?

Hello Busy Educator! What Principals Are Looking For In You So you’re looking for a teaching job. To be selected for it, you have to be chosen by the Human Resources team of the school or college. The principal of the organization is generally the main member of that team. What exactly is the principal looking for in a prospective teacher? Here’s what principals are saying: For more information, please go to: www.TheBusyEducator.com
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PSHE : One Year's KS4 / KS5 PSHE

PSHE : One Year's KS4 / KS5 PSHE

One year, (36 hours) of PSHE lessons for KS4 / KS5 : 1 whole year of highly-rated and popular PSHE resources. From financial and study skills to bullying, relationships education, applying to uni, recognising fake news and finding a career - this really is a comprehensive pack for KS4 or KS5. It is written to fit the DfE’s latest PSHE/ RSE guidance for 2018-19. If you were looking for the Complete KS3 Three Year’s of PSHE Pack, then you can find that here. Complete KS3 PSHE Pack for 7, 8, 9. This pack contains 36 x fully resourced, highly-rated PSHE lesson packs and units (KS4/5). All 36 lesson packs (bundled into 20 downloads) are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs, starters and engaging activities and all are well differentiated to three levels throughout. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to pick up and use. They are all planned according to 2018/19 PSHE Association guidance and created in preparation for the new statutory RSE guidance from the DfE. **EC Resources has created lessons for The Children’s Commissioner, MACS Charity, The CCRC and has completed PSHE commissions for schools across the UK. ** These resources could also be used in Tutor Time, in which case there is enough material for 72x half an hour sessions. There is zero extra work required (although everything is editable if you do want to adapt it), and the whole bundle also follows specific KS3/4 PSHE Association topic recommendations and Ofsted latest RSE/Safe Students guidance. I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I’ve put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. I also have a **ONE YEAR OF CITIZENSHIP **bundle (37 lessons) available here. and I have a ONE YEAR OF RE bundle (36 lessons) available here: and finally a **ONE YEAR OF KS3 HISTORY **(36 lessons) available here. Many more inexpensive and free resources for each secondary year group at my shop:
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Careers KS4 Unit

Careers KS4 Unit

6 hour PSHE careers unit to help prepare students for the world of work. Originally created for KS4 but easily editable forany secondary school class too. This unit covers: Writing an amazing CV Preparing for and being excellent at work experience Preparing for and nailing job interviews Your rights and responsibilities as an employee The rights and responsibilities of employers to you The benefits of joining a trade union Includes: 6 x 1 hour Powerpoints, differentiated worksheets for all tasks, clips with question activities, group tasks, fun paired activities, literacy focus tasks, measurable, colour-coded LOs to three levels of challenge throughout - everything you need to teach an engaging PSHE unit. More PSHE lessons for KS3, KS4 and KS5 can be found here.
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Employability - A comprehensive guide to preparing for work

Employability - A comprehensive guide to preparing for work

A comprehensive guide that provides lots of examples and tips for preparing for employment - including CVs, letters, application forms and preparing for that interview. A useful and insightful tool that is also excellent value for money for young people and adults who are preparing to make that step into employment. Including: How to complete an application form. A wide range of CV templates. Important and relevant IT skills needed for employability. Example interview questions, How to prepare for an interview. A variety of letters of application to use for different purposes. Job searching tips. Example personal profiles. Personal skills and qualities. A great resource to use for career’s advice and guidance or for employability workshops. Check out my other resources!
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– Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs

– Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs

Being a Business Leader – Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs If you’re a teacher, this title might have taken you by surprise. Teachers and entrepreneurs? What kind of business can teachers do? Sell their lessons? Well, in fact, yes, and much much more. Actually, you can be a successful businessperson and very easily. As you have taught students, you have gained several skills that will help you open your own startup. For more information, please go to www.TheBusyEducator.com
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Brain research with monkeys

Brain research with monkeys

Macaque monkeys are rewarded to use a computer touch screen. They have to learn about the images that give the reward. Dr Mitchell is interested in the role of the mediodorsal thalamus in learning. She wonders whether one day we will be able to improve our own ability to learn. You can see a 360 online lab tour of the Oxford University primate facility here: http://www.labanimaltour.org/oxford See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology as they feature scientists and technicians at work…
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Training lab monkeys

Training lab monkeys

The laboratory monkeys in this film (macaques) are trained to interact with humans so that they can take part in research experiments. The aim is for them to remain calm during their work. Training takes time and starts in the MRC macaque breeding centre before continuing in the Oxford University research facility you see here. Learn more at http://www.labanimaltour.org/oxford See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology as they show scientists and technicians at work. The use of animals in research is also a topic frequently discussed in ethical debates.
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Lab rats close-up

Lab rats close-up

A sub-titled clip showing how laboratory rats are kept and cared for. See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as in Science/Biology as they show scientists and technicians at work.
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Using food to enrich the life of laboratory monkeys

Using food to enrich the life of laboratory monkeys

In nature monkeys spend large amounts of time foraging for food. These monkeys are given their food in various ways, including as frozen ice-seed lollies, to occupy them and enrich their lives. See more about the Oxford Primate facility in a 360 online tour here http://www.labanimaltour.org See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as they show animal technologists and scientists in their work place.
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Breeding laboratory zebrafish

Breeding laboratory zebrafish

Zebrafish are the third most used vertebrate in research. This sub-titled film shows some of the aspects of laboratory zebrafish production and maintenance. Zebrafish embryos, unlike mouse embryos for example, develop outside the mother’s body and are transparent throughout the first few days of life. This provides unparallelled opportunities for researchers to scrutinise the fine details of embryonic vertebrate development without first having to resort to invasive procedures or killing the mother. This advantage is enhanced by the fact zebrafish can produce 200-300 fertilised eggs every week.
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Improving robot-assisted surgery

Improving robot-assisted surgery

Dr Sanja Dogramadzi describes research into improving robot-assisted surgery on humans by giving the surgeons operating the robots a ‘sense of touch’ through the robots ‘haptic’ sensors. This research will require the use of animals before it is ready to be used in people. See more about animal research in Bristol using our 360 online tour here: http://www.labanimaltour.org/bristol See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology.
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How we see in 3D

How we see in 3D

Professor Andrew Parker describes how we see in 3D, what happens in amblyopia or ‘lazy eye’ and how computer game like exercises might ‘re-wire’ the brain connections behind 3D perception. See the monkeys used in the research in a 360 interactive online tour of the Oxford primate labs here: http://www.labanimaltour.org/oxford
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Delivering drugs to the brain

Delivering drugs to the brain

The blood brain barrier is essential for good health, but prevents many medicines reaching the brain. How do you get past this biological barrier? This is one of a set of films about the work of Bristol University that can be seen in an online 360 tour here: http://labanimaltour.org/bristol See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology.
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Testing vaccines on pigs

Testing vaccines on pigs

A senior technician at the Pirbright Institute explains how pigs are looked after and trained while being used to test a new vaccine against African Swine Fever virus - a deadly disease of pigs and wild boar that has just arrived on the eastern edge of Europe. This is one of a set of films about the work of Pirbright that can be seen in an online 360 tour here: http://labanimaltour.org/pirbright See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology.
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Preparing for the Careers of the Future

Preparing for the Careers of the Future

By 2025 it is estimated that over 5 million jobs in the UK will be lost to automation and robots. This means that the job market that current school students will be joining will be vastly different from the one we know today. The skills required to compete and thrive in this world will be those that robots and computers find difficult to copy. Soft-skills, like creativity, communication and working with others will become vital for job seekers of the future. Interactive resource in prezi. Contains video and infographic content. Suitable for individuals, groups and parents. Aimed at KS3, KS4 and KS5
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Teachers Have It All – Here is How to Utilize It

Teachers Have It All – Here is How to Utilize It

Being a teacher is amazing. You get to learn so many skills and get your voice heard. And that’s not all – if you ever want to change your industry, you can always get priority over the other applicants because of the skills you have acquired over the years as a teacher. It’s true, teachers have it all. Let’s take a look at the benefits of being a teacher.
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Frog killing fungus - the amphibian plague

Frog killing fungus - the amphibian plague

Interview with Professor Matthew Fisher (Imperial College, London) about his research on the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis that causes the often lethal disease, Chytridiomycosis in amphibians. Images of dead frogs and video of living frogs and tadpoles. Download a transcript of the interview here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/files/5914/6348/0796/Matthew_Fisher_interview_Imperial_Fungi_Frogs.pdf UAR interviewed Matthew Fisher of Imperial University London about his work on the fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) currently devastating amphibian species around the world. Matthew and his team have been the first to successfully treat infected frogs and their tadpoles. They ‘cured’ individual midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) with a dilute solution of a fungicide Itraconazole and after cleaning their habitat in the mountains of Majorca were able to re-introduce the species where they had previously become locally extinct. This is the first time amphibians have been successfully re-introduced following an outbreak of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. While this method is not an answer to removing the fungus from the wider environment it does make it possible for people to remove threatened species into captivity and maintain them in ‘arks’ until their descendants can be returned to the wild. Read more here: http://www.britannica.com/topic/Bd-The-Amphibian-Plague-2037002 Download a transcript of the interview here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/files/5914/6348/0796/Matthew_Fisher_interview_Imperial_Fungi_Frogs.pdf The killer fungus came from Korea: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/killer-fungus-comes-from-korea/ References Bosch J, Sanchez-Tomé E, Fernández-Loras A, Oliver JA, Fisher MC, Garner TWJ. (2015) Successful elimination of a lethal wildlife infectious disease in nature. Biology Letters. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0874 Fisher MC, Henk DA, Briggs C, Brownstein JS, Madoff L, McCraw SL, Gurr S. (2012) Emerging fungal threats to animal, plant and ecosystem health. Nature 484: 186-194
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Ferrets used to study human flu

Ferrets used to study human flu

Ferrets catch the flu and exhibit similar symptoms to us so they are used in research to make flu vaccines and to better understand why this disease is so good at making us ill. Here Professor Wendy Barclay of Imperial College London explains their role in her research. The ferrets we see are used to train scientists in how to handle the animals. We could not film the research ferrets because we might have given them a cold! Read more about Ferrets and Flu on our sister website, Animal Research Information: the general role of ferrets in research is discussed here: http://www.animalresearch.info/en/designing-research/research-animals/ferret/ and more information about the influenza virus can be read here: http://www.animalresearch.info/en/medical-advances/diseases-research/influenza/ while the latest advances are recorded here: http://www.animalresearch.info/en/medical-advances/research-the-news/influenza/.
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Studying Ultradian rhythms in voles

Studying Ultradian rhythms in voles

Dr Daan van der Veen is a lecturer in sleep and chronobiology at Surrey University. He has worked with voles (Microtus arvalis) because these animals naturally live in a fast, ultradian rhythm. They feed and socialise for a few hours and then sleep for an hour or so before repeating this cycle three or four times a day. The animals are kept in deep litter so they can burrow, and provided with an exercise wheel in each cage to allow them to use up their restless energy. In chronobiology, an ultradian rhythm is a recurrent period or cycle repeated throughout a 24-hour day. In contrast, circadian rhythms complete one cycle daily, while infradian rhythms such as the human menstrual cycle have periods longer than a day. The Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of Ultradian specifies that it refers to cycles with a period shorter than a day but longer than an hour. The descriptive term ultradian is used in sleep research in reference to the 90–120 minute cycling of the sleep stages during human sleep. Some references to learn more: http://www.pnas.org/content/103/9/3393.abstract http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/07420528.2011.591953 http://www.fasebj.org/content/31/2/743.long And more generally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultradian_rhythm If, on the other hand, you would like to know about circadian rhythms, there is a new Body Clock display at the Science Museum.
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Laboratory mice cage clean

Laboratory mice cage clean

Laboratory mice are moved into a clean cage every week or so in the MRC Harwell institute. This clip was filmed at MRC Harwell as part of a 360 laboratory tour. You can see it in it’s original context here: http://labanimaltour.org/tours/harwell/#node4
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Injecting RNA into mice embryos

Injecting RNA into mice embryos

At the MRC Harwell Institute mice can be genetically modified. One method is to inject RNA into the early stage embryo. Here we see the process through the microscope while the technician explains what she is doing. You can see a 360 online tour where this was filmed here: http://labanimaltour.org/
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