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Bethany Spencer

Blog, School Culture, Teacher Wellbeing

Conducting a Teacher Wellbeing Survey
By Bethany Spencer on December 13, 2018

Teacher wellness is fundamental to the success of your school in more ways than one - good teacher wellbeing helps foster a positive school culture, provides a better teaching and...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Blog, mental health, School Culture, School Improvement

The Importance of Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on November 30, 2018

Looking after your teachers’ wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do as a school leader. The success of your school is dependent on the quality of instruction delivered...

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Blog, Digital Literacy, Student Wellbeing

Can a Digital Detox Improve Student Mental Health?
By Bethany Spencer on November 20, 2018

If there are two things that are undisputed in the present day it’s that technology is an all-consuming factor in almost everyone’s lives, and as a nation, we’re seeing that more and...

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Blog, School Management

Top Tips for Writing an Effective School Improvement Plan
By Bethany Spencer on November 12, 2018

Having a clear and well thought out improvement plan for your school is paramount to the success of your school, teachers and students. Outlining your goals and areas for improvement,...

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Blog, CPD, Classroom Management

Everything you Need to Know About Lesson Observations
By Bethany Spencer on November 5, 2018

 Feedback is an integral part to your progression as a teacher, and lesson observations are an effective way to gather feedback and direction on areas for improvement. As a universally...

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Blog, School Culture, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, Leadership

Acting on Teacher Feedback and the impact on School Culture
By Bethany Spencer on November 2, 2018

Gathering staff feedback is the first step on your journey to school improvement and a positive school culture; the second step is acting on it. In order for staff to truly feel as...

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Blog, School Culture, School Management, Teacher Wellbeing

Encouraging Teachers to give Real, Honest Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on October 25, 2018

The success of a school is attributed to many factors, and one of the main indicators of this is a happy and engaged team of teachers. The impact of happy teachers on students and school...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management, Praise, lesson plans

The Impact of Effective Classroom Management
By Bethany Spencer on October 8, 2018

Classroom management is when a teacher exhibits complete control over their classroom through a series of strategies and techniques that encourage positive student behaviour. The...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Student Wellbeing, Teacher Wellbeing

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on October 1, 2018

The subject of teacher wellbeing has been on the rise in recent years in conjunction with the publicised teaching crisis and ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ yoga and meditation craze. The...

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Blog, Homework

In Favour of Homework
By Bethany Spencer on September 26, 2018

It wouldn’t be a new academic year without a rowdy Twitter homework debate would it? This time it was a former professional footballer and TV presenter villain discussing whether or not...

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Blog, School Culture, School Management, Teacher Wellbeing

Teacher Wellbeing and School Improvement
By Bethany Spencer on September 17, 2018

Teaching has always been a high pressure job, despite what some may say with regard to the length of holidays and about those not being able to ‘do’, and who instead ‘teach’. Teaching is...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

What is the Impact of Praise on Behaviour?
By Bethany Spencer on July 31, 2018

Behaviour management is a fundamental pillar of whole classroom management. The behaviour of students in the classroom impacts a teacher’s ability to provide effective teaching and...

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Digital Literacy, Blog, EdTech

Digital Literacy and Your School: Steps to becoming Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on June 26, 2018

Becoming digitally literate is not a simple step-by-step process. Digital literacy is itself a spectrum, and you as a school can choose what initiatives you’re going to introduce and...

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Blog, Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy: The Quest to Become Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on May 22, 2018

Our world has been engulfed by technology, and the speed at which this has happened has taken Britain by storm. Today, our young people are growing up in a world that was completely...

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Blog, Differentiated Homework, Homework

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply
By Bethany Spencer on April 17, 2018

Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools and educators have been embracing since the 1960s. The concept of differentiated instruction was born from the...

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Blog, Assessment, Attainment 8 and Progress 8

Understanding Progress 8 and Attainment 8
By Bethany Spencer on April 11, 2018

Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 for all schools with the intention of ensuring students are studying a broad and balanced curriculum, inclusive of Ebacc subjects. It was introduced to...

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Blog, Flipped Classroom

Flipped Learning: Research, Benefits and How to Implement  
By Bethany Spencer on April 10, 2018

Flipped learning has risen to prominence over the past few decades and its popularity has soared in more recent years. It’s not entirely clear when the term ‘flipped learning’ was coined...

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Blog, Revision, Exams

Helping Your Students get Exam Ready
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

Exam season is arguably the most stressful time of year for the school body. Tensions are running high for parents, students and teachers, and it’s the students who are especially under...

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