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Bethany Spencer

teachers, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parent teacher relationships, Teacher Resources

How to Encourage Positive Parent Teacher Relationships
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Building relationships with your students’‭ ‬parents lays the foundation for a successful home-school partnership‭. ‬By interacting with parents and providing feedback on their child’s...

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Blog, raising standards, Teacher Resources

A Teacher's Introduction to Social Media
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

To help you understand‭ ‬how you can use social media in the classroom‭, ‬we’ve written a guide‭ ‬explaining‭ ‬how you can introduce it into your class so you and your students can start...

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Saving Time, SLT, teachers, marking, Blog, guide, Teacher Resources, SLT Resources, Assessment

Time-Saving Guide for Marking
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Marking students’‭ ‬work and providing them with feedback to relay to them how they are performing is crucial to their own personal development‭. ‬It‭ ‬also lets them know how they can...

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SLT, teachers, parental engagement, Teacher Resources, SLT Resources

Top 3‭ ‬Tips for Engaging Parents
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When thinking of parental engagement in a child’s school life‭, ‬thoughts of Parents’‭ ‬Evening and phone calls home may spring to mind‭. ‬Sometimes we have parents coming along to trips...

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Saving Time, teachers, time management, guide, time saving, Teacher Resources

10 Time-Saving Teacher Hacks
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Time constraints are a feature of most people’s day-to-day lives‭, ‬whether that be on a personal or professional level‭. ‬We can all benefit from more effectively managing our time‭,...

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parents, Students, Blog, guide, parental engagement, Students & Parents, Student & Parent Resources

Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from parents’‭...

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Pupil premium, SLT, Ofsted, Blog, guide, raising standards, disadvantaged pupil budget, budget cuts, budget, SLT Resources

Disadvantaged Student Budget
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

If you are reading this, ‬you are probably in charge of or involved with the Disadvantaged Student‭ (‬DS‭) ‬Budget at your school‭, ‬formerly the Pupil Premium budge up until the end of...

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teachers, Students, Blog, guide, STEM, tech, Girls, Network Managers, Teacher Resources, Network Manager Resources

Getting Girls into Tech
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

We are more connected than ever thanks to the likes of Facebook and Skype‭, ‬and continue to develop digital solutions to streamline our lives‭. ‬Advances in computer technologies have...

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SLT, Homework, Blog, guide, Tracking & Monitoring, Quality Assurance, SLT Resources

Quality Assuring Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a high quality‭. ‬You want it to be engaging‭, ‬thought provoking‭, ‬and you want both your students to...

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Sharing Best Practice in Teaching
By Bethany Spencer on April 26, 2017

Sharing best practice in teaching should be integral to the role, after all teaching is a collaborative process - helping our colleagues and sharing what we know works can help not only...

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pisa, Blog, NASUWT, student happiness, teacher stress

Does Teacher Stress Impact Student Happiness?
By Bethany Spencer on April 21, 2017

It’s no secret that teachers in the UK are overworked and stressed in their jobs, but a survey conducted by the NASUWT this week highlighted just how extreme this was with findings...

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Blog, super union, teaching crisis

Why We Need to Pay Attention to our Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on April 13, 2017

It’s not unusual to hear about the hours teachers are working or the recruitment crisis. These issues have been going on so long that they’ve become what some might say ‘old news’ - we...

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Blog, collaboration

Top 3 Collaborators in Edtech
By Bethany Spencer on April 6, 2017

Collaboration is a powerful practice that helps us grow, be that personally, professionally or emotionally. Within education and edtech the sharing of ideas and working together to...

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Exams, Blog, mental health, SATs

Why Mental Well-being During Exams & Year 6 SATs is Important
By Bethany Spencer on March 31, 2017

Mental health worries amongst students is a topic we’re familiar with. As the stigma surrounding mental health is slowly chipped away at, we’re more exposed to the full extent of just...

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Making your School a Community & the New Super Union
By Bethany Spencer on March 24, 2017

Education is collaborative. In order for us to achieve the best, we share ideas and work together to find new ways in which we can engage with our students, our team and our parents and...

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Praise, Blog

The Power of Praise
By Bethany Spencer on March 17, 2017

Praise makes us feel good. Fact. Receiving praise releases dopamine - the neurotransmitter that drives our brain’s reward system. Dopamine releases feelings of enjoyment and...

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Praise, Feedback, marking, Blog, Assessment

The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 9, 2017

Marking, although time consuming, is paramount to students’ progression. It is considered by Ofsted as instrumental to the quality of teaching whilst the Sutton Trust Education Endowment...

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Blog, STEM, gender equality, international women's day, girls' education

International Women's Day
By Bethany Spencer on March 8, 2017

There is no denying that in our country we have come a long way in terms of fighting gender inequality, but equally there is still a way to go. The simple fact that we are still rallying...

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