Writing reports is undeniably one of most teachers’ least favourite party games; they are time-consuming, laborious and painstaking.
Many teachers react to pupil-owned technology negatively. Children embrace new technology in a heartbeat.
Make no mistake: this is the most important thing you do as a teacher. All the other stuff is of no use whatsoever if you don’t mark your books properly.
I have been teaching in my second trainee placement for just two weeks and Year 8 parents evening is coming up.
TES expert Gererd Dixie answers your questions on how to add some creativity at class time
The last time you were in church might have been a tipsy midnight mass or a friend's wedding. But now you're a teacher, religion is back on the agenda.
It’s seen as hallowed space. Some even bar children from entering.
Dealing with disruptive classes can be very demoralising; especially for NQTs. You might get to the end of a trying year feeling that pupils no longer respect you.
Make no mistake, getting children to learn is simultaneously an epiphany of satisfaction and a process akin to sliding up a banister. Good behaviour is absolutely fundamental to good learning.
Keep your class rules short, simple and fairly general, while allowing yourself scope to expand. If they’re too vague, then they’re meaningless, i.e.