Blogs and vlogs by teachers, for teachers.

Here’s Gemma’s take on what is most commonly known as the most depressing month of the year.

In a time when staff are questioning the value of homework and Hattie suggest that it has limited learning gains, how do we ensure productive independent learning for our pupils?

The third Monday of January is generally referred to as “Blue Monday”. The days are short and dark, the Christmas magic is a distant memory and a lot of those resolutions we’ve aimed to live by are starting to fall by the wayside. This year, the start of a new decade, I’m keen to flip the narrative around “the most depressing day of the year” and use it as a springboard for a bit of a health kick. But first… a bit of reflection..

During the academic year 2017/2018, I embarked on a journey towards a mastery curriculum in Maths. I have had the opportunity to reflect on the full second year of this approach and the philosophy that underpins a mastery approach.

Elli Narewska from NewsWise shares how to teach children to spot ‘fake news’ and how to work out which sources are reliable and which are less reliable.

Derek Peaple shares his message for 2020 about having a clear vision for one’s self.

In his first blog for Nexus, Christopher Hill discusses differentiation. He shares how it should not simply be something to ‘tick a box’, but used effectively can help both students and teachers.

The first episode of Maker Education from Caroline in 2020. This video covers Microbit & MakeCode. It looks at the resources and support available for making in the classroom.