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Top 5 strategies to improve your teaching and learning! Is this useful or what?

Plan Top 5 things to do over the half term break

How to improve the teaching and learning in your classroom As a teaching practitioner you should always be looking to improve your teaching pedagogy and practice.Teaching is  “life long learning” and if you are not willing to improve or develop

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The Wonderful World of Math and Visual Spatial Learners! Awesome!

Guest Blogger: Stacy Hughes @caralatte Working with visual spatial learners is sometimes a challenge, especially when trying to present new information in ways that works with how they see the world. I’ve found that even though a VS learner does

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7 simple reminders when life gets you down! Please share as you don’t know who might just need it!

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When life gets you down If you somehow get to read this post please share as you just do not know who might need it at the moment! It probably will make the difference to someone out there who really

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What does the word numerate or numeracy mean?

What does the word numerate or numeracy mean to you? There is not a correct answer but it would be very interesting to hear your comments and views! The word numerate can mean different things depending on the context that

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Top 10 things to remember when planning and delivering for numeracy in your subject!

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Top 10 things to remember when planning and delivering for numeracy in your subject When teaching with number there are several components to consider. Pupils learn skills when these are in context. Therefore you should account for pupils’ prior attainment levels

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Teacher Main Scale and Post Threshold Teaching standards 5 and 6

This should be useful for your performance management documents. The new teaching standards 5 and 6 states that a teacher must: 5 Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils know when and how to differentiate

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The new Main Scale and Post Threshold Teaching standards 3 and 4

This should be useful for your performance management documents. The new 3rd and 4th teaching standards states that a teacher must: 3 Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge Have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster

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Half of all new teachers quit within 5 Years!! Shocking!

It is shocking to hear that half of all new teachers quit within 5 Years of their training!! The profession really needs to ask why this is the case. I was amazed to learn this information having had an amazing

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Top 50 Maths mini plenary ideas to use in an outstanding Maths lesson

Top 50 Mini Plenaries

Mini plenaries – ideas to use in any lesson to demonstrate progress If you are looking for ways to become an Outstanding Teacher then you have come to the right page.   The current buzz word at the moment is “mini plenary”,

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How do I pass the Maths Numeracy Skills Test for QTS? The secret to passing the Maths Numeracy Skills Test!

So you are looking to practice and pass your Numeracy Skills Test for QTS or have sat the qts skills test and failed and now thinking how do I pass the Maths Numeracy Skills Test for QTS? The secret to

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Questions and Answers in Teaching, How to deliver outstanding questioning in the classroom?

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Question and Answers in teaching, How to deliver outstanding questioning in the classroom? Like with everything in life, keep things simple. I am not at any point saying that this is my idea or concept but for many years I

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Why you should always have a world map in your class room! Download a free world map image clipart picture

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World Map in Your Classroom This blog entry tries to answer the question to why all educators should  have a world map displayed in their class rooms. If you do not have one download a free world map image clipart

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What is Blooms Taxonomy? How about a list of Bloom Taxonomy Verbs?

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Bloom Taxonomy Buy now Blooms taxonomy is a process of identifying fundamental questions within the education system that help to delivering effective learning and deeper understanding of concepts. The idea was named after “Benjamin Bloom” who was the chair of

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Do you know the 10 Principles of Assessment For Learning? :: UPDATED ::

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Do you know the 10 Principles of Assessment For Learning? This has recently been updated with an image from tweeting teacher. Please share and comment below. The ten principles of assessment for learning to guide classroom practice identified by the

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Fighting Bullying Lesson Starter Exercise Plenary

A great task to do in an anti-bullying lesson or in a form class session.   This had a great impact with the class and really had the class engaged and generated some amazing honest discussions. Give each learner a

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