Category Archives: Tutoring

Top 10 Books by Black Women that I Read in 2015

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Claire L. Heuchan Black women’s writing is often dismissed as niche on the grounds of being ‘Other’ to the canon of white male literature – too racialised, too female, to have *universal appeal (*white).…

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This much I know about…why putting your family first matters

Originally posted on johntomsett:
I have been a teacher for 25 years, a dad for 17 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about why putting your family first matters. To…

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Year 6 Key Stage 2 SATs Are Changing: Here’s What Parents Need To Know

How are Year 6 SATs Changing? The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 9 May 2016. In Summer 2016, children in year 6 will take new SATs test which will no longer produce a level … Continue reading

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What to say and what not to say to students

In response to the BBC article on what not to say to exam stressed teens, here’s a few personal and unresearched notes on what might work. Any further ideas gratefully received! Want a cuppa? Support is what is needed. Not … Continue reading

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A letter to Nicky Morgan

Originally posted on The Bell Jar: Jo Bell's blog:
Here’s what our education secretary said recently at a conference to promote science and technology learning. Here’s my reply. Dear Ms Morgan – I left school in 1986. I did…

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Justice

Originally posted on The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy:
I want to preface this piece with a link to this post by a young teacher friend of mine on the art of telling children off.  We teachers do…

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Homework and Confidence Building

Following an article in the Sydney Daily Telegraph about homework, here are a few reasons why Kip McGrath homework really works and a few ideas about how to maximise the rewards of homework and how it can help build confidence for students. The … Continue reading

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