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Teaching tips articles feature issues on classroom management, behaviour management and general education strategy. Whether you are a trainee teacher, a seasoned pro or a leader, I’m sure you will find these posts helpful.

Student engagement tips
Have Your Say. Student Engagement Tips. I while ago I published a post featuring my top 3 student engagement tips. The post initiated quite a few emails from readers giving me their top suggestions. So I figured that I'd follow that post up with a "Have Your Say" post. The reason I started this blog was (and remains to be) to...
Leadership Weakness
The 3 Easiest Ways to Combat Leadership Weakness. Introduction. Being a leader is a tough job. Some seem naturally great at it and foster an ethos of progress and support, others seem to have the exact opposite effect. Leadership weakness can ruin any chance you have of building a strong team. In my opinion the 3 points highlighted in this post are...
teaching strategies
Teaching strategies. 3 Common Mistakes New Teachers Make. Introduction. In this series of posts I talk through several teaching strategies. In this post I discus the 3 most common mistakes new teachers make. At the start of your career there seems to be an almost insurmountable amount of things to learn and do. It's easy to focus on the wrong things...
safeguarding children
In Loco Parentis. Safeguarding is a big deal. As teachers, we are responsible for the welfare of the children we teach. The Latin term "in loco parentis" describes the responsibilities of us as teachers, it roughly translates to "instead of a parent". It's the Law: In British law it applies in two circumstances: The Children Act 1989. The Children Act states that teachers have...
teacherofsci
How to Use Amazon Echo in the Classroom. EdTech Brings Makes an Interactive Classroom. I love new ideas and I love new methods of getting student engagement, so when I saw one of my Instagram followers (link at the bottom of the page) put a post up about how to use Amazon Echo in the classroom I had to jump on...