Getting the most out of your staff training days

Getting the most out of your staff training days

Now we’re in August, some of you may be starting to plan your new academic year training days. These days are often focused on giving new staff key information, reminding current staff of the school vision and targets, and motivating everyone to work hard. Except, are...
Top tips for NQTs from educators

Top tips for NQTs from educators

You’re an NQT! Congratulations! Teacher training is not easy. It takes hard work, determination and a lot of coffee and chocolate biscuits.   Feeling overwhelmed? Now you’ve come to the end of your training, I’m sure lots of people have been keen to give...
20 things for teachers to do this summer

20 things for teachers to do this summer

Congratulations, you did it! Another year being of a superhero completed, and now it’s time for a well-deserved break. Time for you to recharge the batteries, relax and have fun! Now you’ve reached the holiday, how are you going to spend your six weeks off? If you...
Social media use in the primary school classroom

Social media use in the primary school classroom

Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble   As teachers begin to embrace the positive impact of social media use in the classroom, digital safety expert and thought-leader Henry Platten discusses how it’s possible to integrate social media into...
Write reports like a pro

Write reports like a pro

It’s report writing season! Some of you very organised teachers may have already finished your reports (particularly if your school has an early deadline). However, for those of you who are still working their way through them, or yet to make a start, don’t...
Beginner tech for tech-shy teachers

Beginner tech for tech-shy teachers

Guest author: Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist   I consider myself fortunate to have had the route into teaching that I did. I completed a BEd (Hons) in Business Studies and Economics at University. Given the trend at the time to often combine Office Studies as a...