Teacher Tips

Most of our consultants are in fact qualified teachers, many of which like you came from Canada, Australia and New-Zealand. Because they know what it’s like to be a teacher in the UK they write tips, tricks and publish useful information for any teacher.

5 Tips to Make Marking Papers Easier

Marking papers is beneficial in communicating with the students what they have done right and what they need to improve on, but it is not an easy task to do. Below are 5 tips to make marking papers easier.   1 Margin Marking Writing comments on top of the student’s work can get very confusing,…

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5 Simple Tips to Improve Communication with Students

Communication from teachers to students is crucial in and outside of the classroom. Effective communication can help build a strong relationship with you and your students and can improve your overall experience as a teacher. Here are 5 easy and simple tips to help you improve communication with your students.   1 Be open to…

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Podcasts for Teachers

Podcasts basically cover almost every topic you can think of. The benefit is that you can carry this library of knowledge and listen at your leisure. It comes as no surprise that the education world has developed some noteworthy podcasts that challenge education perspectives and delivers advice for new and mature professionals. After careful consideration,…

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A week in Kenya, training teachers

Day 1: Hi all, Ash and I have made it safely to Kenya. We spent Sunday recovering from our flight, prepping for Monday, and getting to know our great team of volunteers. Monday has started really well, the Memusi teachers welcomed us back with open arms and the volunteers have wasted no time getting into…

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How to monitor student progress in the classroom

As teachers we all know it is extremely important to monitor the progress of students in the classroom but is it something we’re doing on a regular basis? Could we be doing it better or more efficiently? When sending candidates to an interview with a potential school we have a quick chat about the interview…

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From One Ontarian Teacher to Another

Before I moved from Canada to the UK to teach I already had 5 years of experience. You’d assume my advice for new teachers would be to do the same, but it’s quite the opposite, especially for Ontarians. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the schools in Canada, my colleagues, the kids (can give or…

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Teaching Overseas

When I think about teaching overseas it reminds me of the following quote: A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils. ~Ever Garrison I made the decision to move overseas and teach nearly 20 years ago and I never looked back! I hope my list below is…

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Parents’ Evening: a Parent’s Perspective

A couple of weeks’ ago, I attended my Stepdaughter’s Year 9 Parents’ Evening. It was a novelty for me; being on the other side of the ultimate speed-dating event. And yes, I do say speed-dating, because it is series of 5 minute talking slots in which you must get to know as much as possible…

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