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Delivering 35 hours of high-quality CPD a year

15 April 2020

Teacher CPD – is it too much to expect quality and quantity when setting out your school’s CPD programme for the year? Maria Cunningham looks at the results of a project challenging schools to ...

Coronavirus: Home-schooling – advice for parents

24 March 2020

Schools are supporting home education via setting work and linking families to resources. However, why not also offer parents some basic teaching advice and tips for the facilitation of learning. ...

NQT Special: Teaching exam classes

6 November 2019

Among the challenges of the NQT year will be taking on your first examination classes. As part of SecEd's autumn 2019 NQT special edition, Matt Bromley suggests approaches we might take to help ...

How to teach and encourage independent study skills

1 October 2019

Learning how to study independently is an important skill that will serve students both now and in their future education endeavours. Andy McHugh looks at how secondary teachers can instil ...

Help your year 7 pupils to hit the ground running

11 September 2019

Starting at secondary school can be a stressful time for our youngest pupils. Tiffnie Harris looks at simple processes and ideas to help smooth the transition from year 6 to year 7

Getting parental communication right

18 June 2019

Less can be more when it comes to meaningful parental engagement. Sue Atkins advises on the importance of establishing good home-school communication from day one

GCSEs: A healthy approach

8 May 2019

Exam season is looming and many pupils will be feeling the pressure. Clare Stafford looks at ideas for offering emotional support in the run-up to and during the exam period

Getting started with metacognition theories

8 April 2019

Many trainee teachers will have been introduced to metacognition theories and strategies for learning. Kate Sida-Nicholls looks at how we can begin to filter these into our teaching

Revision techniques: Interleaving and spacing

3 April 2019

‘Spacing’ refers to revision throughout the course of study, while ‘interleaving’ means switching between ideas while you learn. Both techniques can help boost students’ long-term memories and ...

Helping students to handle exam stress

20 March 2019

Exam season is on the horizon and we must help students to handle the pressure if they are to excel. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers some practical ideas for reducing stress and anxiety in the run up to ...

Aiming for the top: Teaching high-performing students

4 July 2018

Supporting and challenging more able students and students with high prior attainment is essential. With a focus on science – but with some ideas that all subjects can adapt – Helen Webb offers a ...

Do you dread Shakespeare lessons?

6 June 2018

Danielle Bumford describes education’s love-hate relationship with teaching Shakespeare and how she has overcome this using the Playing Shakespeare project

Preparing students for GCSEs

2 May 2018

With exams season upon us, Suzanne O’Farrell offers her advice on supporting your students in the build-up to their GCSEs

Getting exam revision right

2 May 2018

The majority of students don’t like to use the most effective revision techniques. This has to change, says Karen Sullivan

Effective teacher-student feedback practices

10 January 2018

Without effective feedback, our students cannot improve and will not succeed. John Dabell offers 12 pieces of practical guidance for effective feedback practices

Study skills: Effective use of revision guides

11 October 2017

Revision guides are popular resources with many teachers and parents, but do students use them properly? Helen Webb looks at how to teach students to use revision guides more effectively

Revision and study skills: Retrieval practice

3 October 2017

Research shows the positive impact that using retrieval practice can have on outcomes. Helen Webb discusses her work to apply this strategy in the classroom and encourage her students to use it as ...

Designing your subject’s curriculum

21 June 2017

Are you a middle leader charged with creating your department’s curriculum and schemes of work? Jemma Sherwood offers five things to consider when undertaking this vital task

Exam season and wellbeing support

17 May 2017

As exam season is now under way, Laura Ralph looks at how schools can support pupils who are feeling the pressure around their assessments

Ideas for effective differentiation

10 May 2017

How do you teach a mixed-ability class effectively? Helen Webb offers some practical advice and ideas to help achieve effective differentiation in your classroom

Is there creativity in your classroom?

3 May 2017

Creativity is not just for art, music or after-school clubs. Teacher Martin Matthews explains how we must all try to bring creativity into our classrooms – no matter what the subject (or the ...

Teaching practice: Revision

29 March 2017

Our teaching practice series now turns its attention to exam preparation and how we can help to make revision more effective for students. Matt Bromley explains

Teaching practice: Small group work

8 March 2017

The next article in our teaching practice series focuses on small group teaching and how we can motivate students to learn. Matt Bromley advises

Teaching practice: The lecture

1 March 2017

Learning at large? It may be unloved and even considered by some unethical, but the lecture still has a role to play. Matt Bromley continues his teaching practice series with a look at how to make a ...

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