School Wars- Are you a Yoda or a Vader to students?

James Yates uses Star Wars to explain differing behaviour management techniques, ”When you hear the word behaviour, what do you think? I am willing to bet that most of you reading this thought negative behaviour first. Yet good and bad behaviour are two sides of the same coin.”

#PressforProgress what about the curriculum?

Time for another #NexEdBlog. This time, in light of #InternationalWomensDay and #PressforProgress, Hannah Underwood asks how much of our curriculum time is dedicated to women?

Coming to our senses: Teach to remember

In this, the first in a series of blogs from Suzanne, she shares theories about how memory works and how it’s useful to connect with these ideas to start to be curious. Also, how can your students be better supported to remember?

Are you a Khaleesi of the Classroom or a Jon Snow of Your Leadership Team?

In this #NexEdBlog, James Yates explores differing leadership styles within Game of Thrones and asks the question; Are you a Khaleesi of the classroom or a Jon Snow of your leadership team?

Leadership: Who’s responsibility is it anyway?

George Gilchrist explains, using his 25+ years leadership experience, how leadership structures vary from school to school. George also shares his thoughts on how the most forward thinking and acting schools are already including learners, parents and community in leadership of change.

Supporting NQTs with their workload

In this exclusive #NexEdBlog Faye Heming uses her 20+ years of experience to cover 5 top tips to help NQT’s manage their workload more productively.

Not all superheroes wear a cape!

Whether you are leading colleagues or students ask yourself the questions: Are you a hero or a villain? Are you the light leading the way? How do you know? Who have you saved recently?

Screen time and it’s impact on our children

In this exclusive #NexEdBlog Gary Henderson looks at screen time for our children and weigh’s up the pro’s and con’s of modern technology’s impact on teaching and learning.

Is the written method always the right one in maths?

Maths time! Dienes? Place value counters? Bead bars? Pencil and paper is all you need in the juniors! Do we race towards a written or mental because we know that eventually they won’t be able to use manipulatives in the SATS? Well yes, we do and if you say otherwise, you’re lying….

School – the first frontier, these are the voyages of Starship PHSE.

You see Star Trek covered a whole range of issues we cover in education. Issues depicted in the various series include war and peace, the value of personal loyalty, authoritarianism, imperialism, class warfare, economics, racism, religion, human rights, sexism, feminism, disability and the role of technology.