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5 Key Student Study Habits
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Good study habits are important for being a successful learner‭. ‬They help with motivation‭, ‬focus‭, ‬organisation‭, ‬time management‭ ‬and retention‭. ‬Just like learning new skills...

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The Benefits of Online Tutoring
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When most people think of tutoring it drums up connotations of ferrying their child to and from their tutor’s house for them to spend the next hour focusing on a specific subject area to...

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Debunking Tutoring Myths for Students
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Tutoring is an easy way to get extra help when you need it‭. ‬Simple as that‭. ‬But even so‭, ‬there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding tutoring about how it isn’t‭...

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How to Enforce 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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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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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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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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Investing in Training on Whole-School Software Systems
By Rhys Giles on May 4, 2017

To make the best of any software in a school‭, ‬it’s important that usage rates be as high as possible‭. ‬This is not only important for maintaining consistency‭, ‬but to get the...

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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 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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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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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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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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5 GCSE Revision Tips to Get you Exam Ready
By Erin Anderson on May 3, 2017

We’re in the midst of the Summer Term for schools and for many that means the dreaded GCSE exam period. It’s a time that can be filled with confidence and self-assuredness, but it’s also...

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

It’s not unusual to hear about the amount of 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...

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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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