The Satchel Blog

sharing best practice
26 Apr 2017

Sharing Best Practice in Teaching

Sharing best practice in teaching should be integral to the role, after all teaching is a collaborative process - helping our colleagues and ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

pisa Blog NASUWT student happiness Teacher Stress
21 Apr 2017

Does Teacher Stress Impact Student Happiness?

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog super union teaching crisis
13 Apr 2017

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Our Teachers

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog collaboration
06 Apr 2017

Top 3 Collaborators in Edtech

Collaboration is a powerful practice that helps us grow, be that personally, professionally or emotionally. ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Exams Blog Mental Health SATs
31 Mar 2017

Why Mental Well-being During Exams & Year 6 SATs is Important

Mental health worries amongst students is a topic we’re familiar with. As the stigma surrounding mental health ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Praise Blog
17 Mar 2017

How to Harness the Power of Praise

Praise makes us feel good. Fact. Receiving praise releases dopamine - the neurotransmitter that drives our ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Praise Feedback marking Blog Assessment
09 Mar 2017

The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback

Marking, although time consuming, is paramount to students’ progression. It is considered by Ofsted as ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Show My Homework Blog satchel
05 Jan 2017

Hello, Team Satchel

So, you may have noticed a few changes to Show My Homework ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

eating disorders body image
12 Aug 2016

Raising Awareness of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

The steps we can take as educators to raise awareness of ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Summer Holidays Blog
05 Aug 2016

9 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer

The Summer Holidays are real and they’re happening right now, and as teachers you should be ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog gender STEM gender equality
07 Jul 2016 | Read time 3 mins

Why We Teach About Gender Inequality

The fight for gender equality has come a ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

School teachers Bullying parents Blog children anti-bullying
20 Nov 2015

What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied at School

Satchel looks at what measures can be taken if your child is being bullied at school. Bullying is often caused by an imbalance of power either ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

parents Blog Parental Engagement school involvement
03 Jul 2015

How to Be More Involved in Your Child's School Life

The benefits of parents being involved and present in a child’s school life has been researched countless times and the same results keep ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Leadership Blog teaching children example
12 Jun 2015

The Importance of Leading by Example

Students and children are highly impressionable, and are seeking out role models whose actions they will adopt and mirror. That's why, ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Leadership CPD Blog School Improvement
04 Jun 2015

Leadership and Learning are Indispensable to Each Other

John F. Kennedy was a leader with an arsenal full of motivating speeches that inspired a nation when he was President and continue to inspire us ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

schools Technology Students Press innovate workshop enterprise
19 May 2015

St. Bonaventure Enterprise Day at the Show My Homework HQ

@stbons Alton Mathew-Moghan gives an account of his time at the Show ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog teaching and learning
13 May 2015

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Homework Outstanding

Homework is great a consolidating knowledge of everything you learnt during the day. It teaches you how to work independently through ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Tips & Tricks parents Homework Blog Parental Involvement
07 May 2015

6 Tips to Help Your Child with Their Homework

It's crucial for parents to be involved and engaged in their child's school life, particularly the homework process.

Author: Bethany Spencer