The Satchel Blog

Blog Edtech Digital Literacy
16 Oct 2018

Preparing Students for the Digital Future

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, the role it plays in education has changed both within the curriculum and in how schools are managed. Tech ...

Author: Urban Teacher

Praise Blog Lesson Plans Classroom Management Behaviour Management
08 Oct 2018

The Impact of Effective Classroom Management

Classroom management is when a teacher exhibits complete control over their classroom through a series of strategies and techniques that encourage positive student ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing Classroom Management Student Wellbeing
01 Oct 2018

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing

The subject of teacher wellbeing has been on the rise in recent years in conjunction with the publicised teaching crisis and ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ yoga and meditation ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
26 Sep 2018

In Favour of Homework

It wouldn’t be a new academic year without a rowdy Twitter homework debate would it? This time it was a former professional footballer and TV presenter villain discussing ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing School Management School Culture
17 Sep 2018

Teacher Wellbeing and School Improvement

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’. ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing School Management School Culture
07 Sep 2018

How to Foster a Positive School Culture

One of the hardest challenges that modern schools face is trying to promote a positive culture. Of course there are a multitude of factors which ...

Author: Edd Jackson

Blog School Management School Culture
22 Aug 2018

What Are the Factors that Shape School Culture?

School culture relies on the values of the head and other senior leaders, the attitudes of teachers, parents and students and the level of open communication within the ...

Author: Edd Jackson

Blog Edtech Digital Literacy
26 Jun 2018

Digital Literacy and Your School: Steps to Becoming Digitally Literate

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Edtech Embracing Technology
22 Jun 2018

Improved Results & Workload with Knowledge Organisers

Regardless of your school’s improvement plan or your position in school, there are two items that are high on everyone’s agenda - improving grades and reducing workloads.

Author: Denefield School

Blog Digital Literacy
22 May 2018

Digital Literacy: The Quest to Become Digitally Literate

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Technology Security Blog School Management
22 May 2018

GDPR Overview for Schools

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly here but it doesn’t end on 25th May. Compliance will need to be improved upon over time as schools and everyone else get ...

Author: Victoria Allen

Homework Blog Differentiated Homework
17 Apr 2018

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Exams Revision Blog
03 Apr 2018

How to Get Your Students Exam Ready

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Exams Revision Blog Exam
03 Apr 2018

Exam Revision Tips for Students 

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Technology Blog
21 Mar 2018

Creating a Mobile Phone Policy in School

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Feedback Blog
14 Mar 2018

Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback

Feedback is fundamental to students’ progression and good classroom management. However, over the ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
07 Mar 2018

What is the Wider Purpose of Homework? 

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Classroom Management
06 Mar 2018

The Benefits Seating Plans Can Have in Your Classroom

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.

Author: Bethany Spencer