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Advice for Canadians Moving to the UK

Moving to England from Canada wasn’t a massive jump. Some differences are expected, like driving on the opposite side of the road in the opposite side of the car (still too afraid to try 5 years later), but there are some not-so-obvious changes to look out for and I’m happy to offer up some advice…

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Beating the January Blues

So, we’ve made it through the festive season. Christmas lights and decorations have vanished from view. It’s cold and still quite dark come 4pm – and our bank accounts are a bit dry and low. Some of you will have made resolutions of sorts for January (‘Dry January’, ‘Januhairy’ or new gym goals to let…

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New Years Resolutions 2019 – Teachers

New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers. Now, I personally have changed the way I devise my new year’s resolutions. Instead of having a lot of resolutions, I focus on one word. This year was listening. It proved very effective. Next year I will focus on health. Now, this is not for everyone. So here are a…

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Beating Homesickness at Christmas

If like me you have travelled from the other side of the world to be here, going home for Christmas unfortunately isn’t an option. It is a hard time for anyone to be away from family and the traditions that you’re used to over Christmas so here is our top ideas to get you through…

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Impact Teachers: Not just a recruitment agency

One of the daily questions I get as a consultant at Impact is ‘what makes you stand out from the rest?’ Of course I speak about our bonuses and our unique care service and all things related to pay. What is left to the wayside is the biggest part of what makes Impact who we…

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What I miss most about the classroom.

It has been over 8 years since I last led a classroom unless you count the lesson I delivered on our trip to India in 2016. Having worked in many different environments with the majority being in an open office, there are a number of experiences that I miss, that only a teacher would know…

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Winter in London

It is clear now that winter is definitely creeping in, it is dark in the morning and dark in the evening and the layers are being piled on. If you like me are from the southern hemisphere, then a winter Christmas always seems odd but not to worry there are plenty of things to get…

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10 Tips for Newly Qualified Teachers

Take these bits of advice from someone who learns each and every lesson the hard way. Make the kids do it! Wall displays, IT set up, handing out and collecting resources… you’ll feel tempted to do it all yourself. Don’t! You’ll be pleasantly surprised that students will genuinely want to demonstrate their responsibility so let…

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