Revision Reviewed

Shared by Stuart Webb. In my fourth year of Secondary school, I was lucky enough to have a couple of teachers who took the time and effort to look beyond my terrible attitude and ridiculous hair and show me a few tips and tricks that they knew, things that they did when they had to…

Guardian Article Review – The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

Shared by Kelley Hughes. This article from The Guardian caught my eye this week as I feel it resonates with my experiences of teaching students in the preparation for exams, especially those at Bedford Academy. Please take the time to have a read over it. https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/apr/19/students-revise-exams-revision-science What I enjoyed the most was the section about…

Be Bold For Change

Shared by Tara MacDougall. On Sunday afternoon, I was looking through Twitter to find WomenEd had a conference in London and I started to reflect on where I have come from and my journey at BA. I joined the Academy as an NQT and now am privileged to have two leadership roles: Young Carers Champion…

“Fun” Lessons

Shared by Dave Marsham reviewing Educational Blogger Ben Newmark’s blog titled Are We Having Fun? One of my favourite bloggers, the witty Ben Newmark, shared the following on his blog (http://bennewmark.edublogs.org/) last year which really made me chuckle and reflect: Are we having fun? “Hi Sir!  It’s the last day of term!  Can we have a…

How Many Teachers Does This Image Represent?

Shared by Dave Marsham I shared this image on Twitter last year to curb the number of messages I was receiving from students asking, “have you marked my paper yet Sir?” I wasn’t expecting the storm it would create amongst teachers online. I was subsequently bombarded with messages of support from teachers busting a gut every…

Teaching Through Competition

Shared by Dave Marsham and Bradley Busch (Inner Drive) TEACHING THROUGH COMPETITION Is competition a good thing in the classroom? This blog is jointly written by a psychologist and a teacher. It gives a brief overview of one of the most famous studies in this area, a practical example of the use of competition within…

Weekend work? No way!

Shared by Emma Williams It’s Monday morning. I’m greeted with ‘Morning, Miss!’ and smiles, and I enthusiastically respond. Sound like a dream? It’s not- because I’ve had two whole days off. Now this isn’t a new and exciting concept. TES news is full of articles expressing concern over teacher workload- headlines such as ‘Too often…

Quick wins for our Pupil Premium students

Shared by Michael Craddock As part of our daily planning we are asked to differentiate for all students in our classroom. It can be difficult and time consuming to do this if you try and do it on your own. Sharing good practice and tips is a vital part of being a confident and effective…

Websites as a Learning Tool.

Shared by Sam Lockey Back in the day when I was in school (a long time ago I know) there was no such thing as teachers using the internet in their lessons. But years on, why has it become so popular now? Why have we as humans become so dependent on the internet? As we…

Generating Positive Relationships and Rapport with Students in a New School

  Shared by Rosalyn Davies. Throughout our teaching careers we are told establishing a well-balanced, positive teacher-student relationship is vital for effective teaching and learning, but part of that is because the positivity that comes from the good rapport permeates through the whole of the lesson. In my previous schools this has always been highlighted…

A Day In My Life As A Young Carer Part 2

Shared by one of our young carers. I am lucky, unlike a lot of Young Carers, to be able to attend outside clubs during my free time. Being a regular member of the Army Cadets has boosted my confidence and maturity as a person more than I ever thought it would. I initially joined because…

When Have I Felt Most Challenged? A HAPs’ Perspective

Shared by a BA student. When thinking about academic things which I have found most challenging I realised that they all have one thing in common; I have felt most challenged when asked to complete tasks and understand a topic without excessive guidance from teachers. I think that in some subjects at school, a lot…