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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.

Google Classroom app
Google Classroom App for Teachers; A Year Long Review. Introduction to the Google Classroom App. Why should you use the Google Classroom app? I keep seeing a string of memes on Instagram with a quote from Ignacio Estrada; "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." Students of today operate in a totally...
Autism in the Classroom
Autism in the Classroom. Part 1. Introduction. Quite rightly there has been a lot of focus recently on Autism awareness especially from the perspective of Autism in the classroom. Autistic spectrum condition (ASC) affects around 1 in 59 children in the USA (CDC) and around 1 in 100 children in the UK (NAS). As teachers we come across students on the...
educational apps for students
There are so many different educational apps for students out there and because we have such busy schedules it can be a bit of a gamble choosing the right ones, especially as they can sometimes take a while to set up with all of our classes. This has certainly been the case for me; I start the year intending to...
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...
communication with parents
Building Positive Communication with Parents. In this video by TED (at the bottom of this article), Megan Olivia Hall talks about the benefits to the students of building positive communication with parents. She uses her own experiences as a teacher to demonstrate the power of opening a two-way communication with parents, one where the result helps the child succeed and...

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