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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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Finding your teacher-life balance

It’s not uncommon for a teacher to be in high stress mode at the beginning of the academic year. The first week is a shock to the system after a long break, and then soon enough you forget that you even had a break  at all. You may be weeding your way through the chaos of…

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Myths about Education Recruitment

Myths and reality of education recruitment agencies As a trained Teacher with 4 years’ experience and having worked in the education recruitment industry I am in the unique position to have been on both sides of the pond. Many of the consultants that you speak with have actually come from the classroom. We love education…

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10 Things you should never say to a Teacher

Whether it is something being said by a student, a parent or a friend there are a few things as a Teacher that we have all heard and all are annoyed by. Have a look at our worst 10 things to say to a teacher, you might find a few very familiar quotes. “You’re basically…

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Beating the School Blues

Six weeks of holiday can seem like a long time at the beginning. Six long weeks for yourself, away from school; catching up on your reading for fun, late summer nights, mid-week brunches, sleeping past 9am and, let’s not forget, the elimination of Sunday night blues and Mondayitis. Once they’ve started, it’s the usual scenario…

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5 Top Interview Tips

Whether you have just moved to the UK and are interviewing at potential schools, if you’re ready for a change and interviewing at a new school or you’re on the other side of the world doing a Skype interview one thing is for sure, you are going to be nervous! But not to worry we…

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