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Blog, Network Managers, software training, training, Network Manager Resources

Top Tips on Delivering a Successful Software Training Session
By Rhys Giles on May 9, 2017

We know the importance of training users on a new software. By providing software training for every school that purchases Show My Homework means that usage remains high and our schools...

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Blog, year 6 SATs

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Calm During Year 6 SATs Week
By Bethany Spencer on May 8, 2017

It’s Year 6 SATs week which means students across the UK will sit down and put pen to paper to find out how well they’re performing across the core subjects. The Year 6 SATs have...

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

The Importance of 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

How Quality Assuring Homework Improves Education
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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teachers, Revision, Blog, exam, tutors

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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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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Praise, Blog

How to Harness 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, international learning, global learning, global education

Global Learning in the 21st Century
By Rob Ford on January 27, 2017

This week sees our second guest blog from Rob Ford, Principal of Wyedean School. Rob has been a senior leader in various state and independent schools and has a background in...

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Show My Homework, Blog, satchel

Hello, Team Satchel
By Bethany Spencer on January 5, 2017

So, you may have noticed a few changes to Show My Homework recently. The reason for this is because our name has changed, we are now Satchel.

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Homework, Blog, homework debate

Why Homework is Worthwhile
By Naimish Gohil on November 14, 2016

Yet again, we find ourselves in another heated homework debate. It’s almost impossible to scroll through social media without stumbling across an angry article that points the finger of...

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