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How to prepare for parent-teacher meetings

Preparing for parent-teacher meetings may seem more complicated than it needs to be, as even the most confident teacher often gets anxious before the big event. There are a few key activities to undertake prior to the meeting: 1.) Keep communication open. Ask for feedback from the parents and child during the meeting, and plan […]

Do school exclusions work?

School exclusions have long been held up as an acceptable disciplinary measure in educational institutions. This method takes students out of the classroom for a specified period of time, isolating them from other students. In the United Kingdom, school exclusion allows for children to be excluded from class for up to 45 days in any […]

Teaching tolerance and acceptance

Tolerance and acceptance are two of the most important life skills for people to learn, yet they are just as frequently overlooked within the teaching system. Let’s take a quick look at some of the key ways to encourage a tolerant and accepting mindset: Offer real-world examples. Students need to hear examples of tolerance and […]

What is reflective practice?

Reflective practice can be tremendously useful in the classroom. This principle allows teachers to identify and reflect on past actions and experiences, recognising the patterns which are recurring time and again. By harnessing reflective practice, it is then possible to trace the way these same patterns are shaping our thoughts and behaviour, and adapt them […]

Dialogue with yourself through a teaching log

The process of teaching extends far beyond the classroom, and invariably requires the teacher to do much soul searching and exploration of their own responses, ideas and areas of improvement. This is one of the areas where keeping a teaching log can be incredible helpful, allowing you to keep track of all the ways you […]

Care for Introverts

Introverted people often become accustomed to feeling isolated from society and the classroom, but there’s no need for this trend to continue. Introverts are no less capable of becoming involved in educational discussions than their more outgoing counterparts! Here are a few ways to ensure introverts are included: 1.) Be patient – introverts don’t always […]