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50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

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50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

Group work is a fundamental part of outstanding teaching. It gives students a chance to work together and, in so doing, learn more than might otherwise be possible. But it isn’t easy to get right. We’ve all had moments when group work has gone wrong:  confused students; off-task behaviour; ...

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50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted

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50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted

Inspections are an inevitable feature of school life. Whether we like it or not, they are here to stay. But it is actually fairly easy to dispel much of the negative experience around inspections. The first step to doing this is outstanding preparation. With this in mind, I put together 50 ...

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly

It’s so important for students to use their brains effectively in school. If they don’t, they run the risk of not realising their potential. What is more, they simply won’t learn as much! This is a problem educators all over the world face. I was sitting thinking about it one day and then an ...

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

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50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

All of us who teach GCSE want our pupils to achieve the very best grades possible. But this isn’t easy. And there’s nothing out there which tells you how to make it happen. Or, at least, there wasn’t until now. Thinking about the problem of ensuring GCSE students secure high grades led me to ...

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas

It’s not always easy to be creative. Especially when we have so many demands on our time – marking, planning, assessments, teaching lessons and the dreaded admin. I was thinking about this, along with the fact that teachers in general do want to be creative and innovative in their work, and it ...

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

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50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

Sometimes you just want something that you know will work. Something someone else has tried out. Something you can slip into your teaching as easy as you like so as to make things better. We have what you need! 50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques is a collection of tried and tested ...

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