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Louise Raw

teachers, Blog, workload challenge

Teacher Wellbeing - The Workload Challenge
By Louise Raw on January 29, 2015

Last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan gave teachers the chance to voice their concerns in The Workload Challenge, as a means to call upon them for feedback on their unnecessary...

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How to Prevent Exam Cheating in School
By Louise Raw on January 15, 2015

 In life there are always shortcuts. Shortcuts can come in many forms, be that a cheat for a video game to get you to the next level, serious performance enhancing drugs, or as simple as...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

7 Exam Tips Only Students Will Understand
By Louise Raw on December 18, 2014

With exams looming we thought that we thought what better way to prepare students for exam season than to share with them some of our top tips for revision so hopefully they can learn...

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Homework, Blog, online, e learning

How to Adapt Learning Materials For Online Use
By Louise Raw on November 6, 2014

As an infinite universe of information, the internet is a pretty good place to find educational resources. However, with so much content to sift through, it can be extremely time...

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How to Engage Challenging Parents with Homework
By Louise Raw on October 2, 2014

Parents lead busy lives and can be hard to reach in the best of times, let alone when it comes to homework. We've shared some top tips on how you can engage the harder to reach parents...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

Lead by Example and Encourage Healthy Revision Techniques
By Louise Raw on June 5, 2014

Our students are amidst one of the most stressful times in their academic lives with GCSEs and A-Levels fast-approaching, and needless to say, the pressure is on.

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classroom, Technology, Blog

Pros and Cons of Using Smart Phones in the Classroom
By Louise Raw on May 15, 2014

For years, the smart phone’s prevalence in our lives has increased so dramatically, that it’s existence in the classroom is now practically ubiquitous. However, whether teachers choose...

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Understanding Ofqual's GCSE Numerical Grade Scheme
By Louise Raw on April 24, 2014

Ofqual have really shaken things up with their new grading system by changing the grades from ABC to 987... What are your thoughts?

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Making the Learning Experience More Immersive
By Louise Raw on April 10, 2014

By talking about your own personal experiences, can this make the whole learning process more personal? If the words, ‘But when will we ever actually need to know this?’ ring true in...

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Self-Assessment, teaching method, Lesson Observation, Ofsted, Blog

A Different Take on Lesson Observations
By Louise Raw on April 3, 2014

How useful and important do you find feedback? What do you do when taking it into consideration?

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peer learning, Blog, collaborative learning

How to Master Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
By Louise Raw on January 30, 2014

Not a day goes by without seeing peer-learning in action, be that young siblings sharing a new skill or fact with one-another, or teenagers discussing their own tips, pitfalls and...

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Tips, Exams, holiday, Revision, Blog

Smart Revision Techniques for the Christmas Break
By Louise Raw on December 26, 2013

With the turkey now safely tucked away, the last thing on a student's mind is getting back into the flow of revision, serving what seems like a life-sentence in the library, and...

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Rethinking Stereotypes and Gender Norms in Education
By Louise Raw on November 28, 2013

What many perceive to be nothing more than a social construction, gender norms undoubtedly penetrate every aspect of our lives, from wearing pink or blue as a baby, playing with cars or...

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Cyber-bullying, Bullying, Articles, Blog

Cyber Bullying and the Social Media Facade...
By Louise Raw on November 20, 2013

As smart devices and social media evolves, so does bullying. So what can we do about it? Now at the heart of Anti-Bullying Week, a campaign running from throughout November, it’s likely...

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Autonomy, Autonomous learning, News, Articles, Blog

Autonomous Learning in the Classroom - Giving Students the Reins
By Louise Raw on November 14, 2013

Teaching is hard. In case keeping 30 kids focussed for 60 minutes wasn’t difficult enough, you also have to complete enough paperwork to bury a school bus. What if there was a way to...

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