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Drama is needed in schools now more than ever

After the period of lockdown away from their friends and social support networks, getting back…

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Boredom Benefits - Encouraging learners to be bored

In the beginning of January 2020, Time Magazine published an article about the benefits of…

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What are teachers doing to take care of themselves? TeachTogether

TeachTogether is a free service from the Chartered College of Teaching and The Behavioural Insights…

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Supporting staff wellbeing

Wellbeing, in a nutshell, is the point of balance between the pressures and stresses of…

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Why Black Lives Matter in education, and beyond

As my stomach turns at the loss of yet another life due to skin colour,…

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Keeping children engaged in writing during school closures

United Learning teachers and English Advisors (Karen Tulloch and Jen Reynolds) have been developing writing…

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What resources do teachers recommend? TeachTogether responses

TeachTogether is a free service from the Chartered College of Teaching and The Behavioural Insights…

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Spelling – overtaut?

At the time of writing this, most British school children have missed six weeks of…

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Return to school

I am very glad to see the gradual erosion of the phrase ‘home-schooling’ in favour…

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Are psychology, mindfulness and faith a triple threat?

I know, we are being inundated. From this account to that account, none of us…

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Cabin fever shouldn’t quash teachers' creativity

‘Cabin fever’ was how President Donald Trump chose to justify American citizens protesting lockdown restrictions on…

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Acknowledging kindness

A staple of every school that I have taught in is the staff farewell session…