The Satchel Blog

Education Technolgy Pedagogy
27 Nov 2020

Connectivism and the Rise of Technology in the Classroom

2020 has most likely made all of us question our approaches to teaching. With new protocols to follow, both in school and out, many of you have ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Edtech
23 Nov 2020

Dedicated Edtech - How Specialist Suppliers Trump Big Tech

It is estimated that by 2021 the UK EdTech sector could be worth £3.4bn. A figure that has increased by £800mil in just four years. This ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

School Technology Edtech Online Safety
06 Nov 2020

Can Edtech Make Schools Safer Places to Teach and Learn?

Schools are investing in edtech at record rates. In fact it is estimated that they spend around

Author: Ben Greenwood

Classroom Management Covid-19
30 Oct 2020

Is it Time to Redefine Attendance for Self-Isolating Students?

Attendance has been more of a challenge than usual this academic year. School attendance

Author: Ben Greenwood

Ofsted Covid-19
04 Sep 2020 | Read time 2 mins

What Will Ofsted Visits Look Like During The Pandemic?

As students return to school after over 160 days away, the classrooms they return to are going to look quite different to the ones they ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Back to School Covid-19
28 Aug 2020 | Read time 5 mins

What are Systems of Control and How Will they Stop Covid-19 Spreading?

As schools prepare to return after a somewhat unconventional summer break, SLT and classroom teachers have a lot on their plates. It’s a ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
29 Apr 2020

13 Resources to Help Combat Coronavirus Anxiety

We’ve all been living under the government’s lockdown measures for over a month now, and for many of us this is taking a toll on our mental ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Online Safety Distance Learning
15 Apr 2020

Safeguarding in Lockdown - How to Keep Students Safe Online

As a teacher or tutor, there’s an expectation and necessity to put the safety of students first. This applies primarily to the school ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Online Safety Distance Learning
07 Apr 2020

How Media Literacy Helps Your Child Learn Safely Online

In a world full of 24 hour news and with unlimited access to the internet, the latest stories from around the world are never far away. Whilst ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Student & Parent Resources Distance Learning
31 Mar 2020

32 Free Resources that Will Keep the Kids Learning During Lockdown

By now, the novelty of working from home or being in isolation has probably worn off. You’re at home with kids who are not in the mood to learn, ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Parental Engagement Distance Learning
25 Mar 2020

Improving Your Child's Daily Routine for Home Learning

School may be closed and exams cancelled, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put our students’ learning on hold too. In fact, the next few ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Exams
20 Mar 2020

What You Need to Know now that Exams are Cancelled

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change day to day life, it was announced by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that schools will close this ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Distance Learning
18 Mar 2020

How to Implement Distance Learning at Your School

The world is changing. Our education system is being dragged unwillingly into the 21st century as it stubbornly digs in its heels. We’re finding ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Embracing Technology Pedagogy
11 Mar 2020

Is Connectivism the Pedagogy of the Future?

So far we’ve covered the pedagogical theories of behaviourism, liberationism and social constructivism on the Satchel blog. This week we’ll ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

collaborative learning Pedagogy
06 Mar 2020

Understanding Pedagogy - What is Social Constructivism?

Learning theories, or pedagogies, inform most of what you do as a teacher. Whether you notice it or not, your teaching method will likely fall ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
03 Mar 2020

Will Coronavirus Affect My School?

The advice in this article is true as of 09/03/20 - The situation is changing rapidly so for up to date information surrounding the Covid-19 ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

School Marketing
28 Feb 2020

How to Market Your School to Parents

The school market is competitive. With so many schools trying to attract prospective students, and parents, it’s difficult to be heard above the ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Autonomy Classroom Management Pedagogy
26 Feb 2020

What is Liberationist Pedagogy and How Can You Apply it in the Classroom?

Liberationism flips the traditional classroom on its head. By putting the student at the centre of the classroom instead of the teacher, pupils ...

Author: Ben Greenwood