Tips for Teachers: 10. Moving classrooms

Tips for Teachers: 10. Moving classrooms

As we approach the end of the school year it got me thinking about all you lovely teachers who may be moving classrooms – either to a new school or another classroom within the school in which you work.   As a former primary school teacher, I remember this feeling...
Tips for Leaders: 1. Exit interviews and questionnaires

Tips for Leaders: 1. Exit interviews and questionnaires

Employees are a school’s most valuable resource. One of the biggest problems in the teaching profession is the retention of experienced teachers.   The purpose of an exit interview is to find out why staff members are leaving. Exit interviews and questionnaires can...
Tips for Teachers: 9. Retrieval practice techniques

Tips for Teachers: 9. Retrieval practice techniques

‘When we think about learning, we typically focus on getting information into students’ heads. What if, instead, we focus on getting information out of students’ heads?’    ‘Retrieval practice is a learning strategy where we focus on getting information out. ...
Tips for Teachers: 7. Subject leadership

Tips for Teachers: 7. Subject leadership

Subject leadership can be a very challenging role and one that as a likely middle leader will see you pulled between the demands of senior leaders whilst trying to balance the needs of staff. It is also a very different beast in primary and secondary schools. In...