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Bethany Spencer

Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, School Culture

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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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 the whole classroom management system. The behaviour of students in the classroom impacts a teacher’s ability to provide effective...

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Blog, Edtech, Digital Literacy

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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Homework, Blog, Differentiated 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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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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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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Exams, Revision, Blog

How to Get Your Students 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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Exams, Revision, Blog

Exam Revision Tips for Students 
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

The saying ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’ is always applicable when it comes to exams. Getting yourself ready for an exam is of the utmost of importance, and there’s a lot...

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Technology, Blog

Creating a Mobile Phone Policy in School
By Bethany Spencer on March 21, 2018

Almost everyone has a mobile phone. In fact, 95% of young people (aged 16-24) own a moblie phone, and that number rises year on year. We understand that introducing a Mobile Phone Policy...

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Feedback, Blog

Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 14, 2018

Feedback is fundamental to students’ progression and good classroom management. However, over the years the amount of time teachers spend on providing what they feel is sufficient and...

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Homework, Blog

What is the Wider Purpose of Homework? 
By Bethany Spencer on March 7, 2018

Homework has more of an impact on students than just helping improve their academic achievement. Studies have shown that regular homework can improve a multitude of life skills, from...

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Blog, Classroom Management

The Benefits Seating Plans Can Have in Your Classroom
By Bethany Spencer on March 6, 2018

There’s more to a student’s academic success than just great teaching and great content; the environment in which they learn has a major impact on their progression. 

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Homework, Blog

The 5 Metrics You Need to Know for Tracking Effective Homework
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

As a teacher, setting effective homework is only half the battle, getting your students to actually complete it is the other. Ensuring the work you set is effective will heighten your...

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Homework, Blog

What Makes a Good Piece of Homework?
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

The completion of homework has long been linked to higher academic achievement in secondary school students. However, in order to see the real value of homework, the work set must be...

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Blog

The Best Education Podcasts for Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on February 19, 2018

The popularity of podcasts has skyrocketed in recent years. These short, digestible series that you can listen to on the move have transformed the way we consume stories, series and...

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Homework, homework policy, Parental Involvement

Increase Parental Involvement in Homework with Your Homework Policy
By Bethany Spencer on November 29, 2017

Homework can create a sense of tension at home for a number of reasons - tasks are set inconsistently, completing homework is always left to the last minute and children seemingly never...

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Blog, lesson plans

What Makes an Outstanding Lesson?
By Bethany Spencer on November 21, 2017

There isn’t one sure fire way to deliver the perfect lesson because there are, of course, extraneous variables that will mean each and every lesson you give is different. That being...

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