Teaching and Learning

NQT Special: The habits of a great teacher

25 June 2015

What are the traits of excellent teaching that NQTs should be focusing on developing as they embrace the freedoms of year two at the chalkface? Matt Bromley explains

Are your pupils #UpForSchool?

18 June 2015

The World at School global education movement has launched its #UpForSchool campaign, including a free teaching pack to help tackle a range of related issues in the classroom. Catherine Nyman explains

Narrowing the gender gap: STEM

18 June 2015

In the third and final part of his series on the gender gaps in educational outcomes, Matt Bromley asks why boys outperform girls in maths and science and looks at how we can close the gap

Developing students' common sense

18 June 2015

Do you teach your students ‘how’ to think? Karen Sullivan discusses some techniques for instilling common sense and critical-thinking skills

Design Ventura: A real-life design challenge

18 June 2015

The Design Ventura challenge pushes students to their limits and provides a year-long project to inspire design and technology teaching. Teacher Sophie Tomlins explains more

Are you ready for sports day?

11 June 2015

When preparing for sports day, there are eight key aspects that schools must consider. Marianne Pope explains

Narrowing the gender gap: Literacy

11 June 2015

Continuing our focus on the gender gaps in educational outcomes, Matt Bromley asks why boys often underperform in reading and writing when compared to girls – and considers what schools can do to close this gender gap

Supporting pupil progress in years 7 and 8

4 June 2015

Pupils who progress well in years 7 and 8 are less likely to need intervention later on in their school careers. Chris Reynolds reports on his work to support the attainment of younger pupils

Teaching key life-skills

21 May 2015

Recent headlines about schools having to meet pupils’ basic needs inspired Karen Sullivan to think of ways we could help to tackle the wider issues

Character Curriculum: Can you answer the Ruby question?

14 May 2015

We know that education goes beyond exam grades, but still we struggle to answer ‘the Ruby question’. Professor Guy Claxton introduces the seven Cs that we should be prioritising and teaching to our students

Taking a risk with... your classroom

14 May 2015

Continuing her series on risk-taking in your teaching, Nadine Pittam considers how we can push the boundaries with the structure and set up in your classroom

Strategies for teaching resilience

14 May 2015

The new government trend is for character education, but many schools already deliver it. Newland College, for example, has long prioritised the teaching of key resilience-related skills. Darlene Fisher explains

Master teaching: Part 2

7 May 2015

What does it mean to be a great teacher? In the second part of this article, Matt Bromley continues his focus on the traits and skills of ‘master teachers’

The fight for universal education – a diary from Ghana

23 April 2015

George Watts and Emily Pemberton, both 15, from Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr in Cardiff, are the 2015 Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign. They have just returned from Ghana, a country which has made good progress towards the goal of universal primary education – 87 per cent of ...

Taking a risk with... student group work

26 March 2015

In the third of her articles on taking calculated risks in the classroom, Nadine Pittam discusses some risks we can take when it comes to group work

Using music in the classroom

26 March 2015

Listening to music can improve concentration and productivity, so is it a good idea to play music in the classroom? If so, what kind is the most effective? Dr Nicola Davies investigates.

Life after levels: What next for assessment?

19 March 2015

Schools need to take the bull by the horns when planning for life after national curriculum levels. Mick Walker takes a look at the current situation and advises on next steps.

Case study: Developing students' character

19 March 2015

Assistant headteacher Emma Orr has a specific brief to promote character education at her school. She describes some of their approaches to developing key character skills

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