Freedom, what’s the point of school?

Picture our 16 year old, tattooed with a starry array of GCSE grades, her bag filled with books and jam, surreptitiously listening to the new Harry Styles album on her headphones as she glides purposefully through the city streets. Chip shops to the left, Freedom heads up the hill towards the library. Coffee shops to… Continue reading Freedom, what’s the point of school?

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Start cool, practise coolness, move towards freezing – a Behaviour Top 8

  On a scale of 1 to 10 where one is as cool as a cucumber and ten is erupting like Mount Vesuvius, the optimum place for a teacher to be, when it comes to behaviour, is hovering somewhere between -5 and -2. So, 1. Start cool, practise coolness, move towards freezing Whether the students… Continue reading Start cool, practise coolness, move towards freezing – a Behaviour Top 8

A story about a Teacher who never attempts to engage, motivate or win over his students.

This is a story about a teacher, it's a fiction. Sonny wants to teach well, he wants his students to have the best possible Education. As he casts his gaze around his classroom he thinks to himself "what could I be doing better?" He's been teaching for ten years; never promoted. The school he's been… Continue reading A story about a Teacher who never attempts to engage, motivate or win over his students.

Getting a great night’s sleep by @rufuswilliam

Starter for Five

Name: Rufus
Twitter name: @rufuswilliam
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: Lead Coach
What is your advice about? Getting a great night’s sleep

  1. A school night? No alcohol, no caffeine after midday, and milk & honey before bed.
  2. Have a hot bath with Epsom salts.
  3. Read in the evenings, don’t work or go on Twitter or watch TV.
  4. Go to bed at 10 pm, don’t ever set the alarm for earlier than 6.
  5. No one ever finishes all their work to their desired standard every day. Set a time each day which you won’t ever work beyond and stick to it.

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