Planning for the Supply Teacher

In his first #NexEdBlog, Adam Brennan talks us through the trials of being a supply teacher and how more positive planning can lead to a smoother experience for all.

Top Tips for Teaching about Climate Change

Climate Change ….. One of the most used phrases being thrown around by people. Not only in politics, but in education, business, and everyday conversations. But do we really know what we are talking about and are we putting our best foot forward as teachers to ensure we educate the future generation about this topic?

Preparing students for [digital] life

Within schools we have a wide range of programmes designed at preparing students for the increasing technological and digital world in which they both already live, and will live in the future. E-Safety, digital citizenship or digital leader are just some of the terms used in schools. But what exactly should we be covering?

Why is marking still a huge issue?

Reflecting on the results of his recent Twitter poll, Mr Goulds asks why marking is still such a big issue and suggests that there are alternatives to our current marketing attitudes.

What if we used the Characteristics……. everywhere?

In her second #NexEdblog, Jayne Carter focuses on her love of the characteristics framework in the EYFS, explaining its benefits and looking at why the rest of your school may not be aware of it.

The ABC’s of becoming a Globally Connected Educator

In this fantastic blog Craig Kemp shares his ABC list of how to become a globally connected educator and why this is important in the digital age that we educate in.

Ensuring students are thinking computationally

A good computing curriculum not only gives students the ability to understand computer code, but also a chance to problem solve. This could be as simple as a little debugging code or doing 5 line coding challenges in visual languages such as scratch. From there they can be truly creative and come up with solutions to real world problems.

Creating a collaborative culture with staff

Schools that build a sense of community, encourage collaboration and recognise the power of their staff are, for me, the most enjoyable places to work. Vision, values and ethos may, to the more cynical among us, just seem like buzzwords that are banded around too often by educators but, they have the power to shift the alignment of a school community, tip the scales in the right direction and start bringing about real change that benefits our young people.