Blogs and vlogs by teachers, for teachers.

At school, Bethanie was told that ‘maths wasn’t really her thing’. This stuck with her and she never felt confident with the subject. When she wanted to become a teacher, she really sat down and put the work in. She never wants her students to feel they ‘can’t’.

A great read if reports seem daunting at the minute. ‘The_bearded_nqt’ shares some do’s and don’ts to get you started in the right way.

Many think that the last half term of the school year is teacher’s winding down time. ‘Behind the Smile’ discusses how this is not the case as more often than not, teachers have extra work on top of their usual classes.  She gives practical ideas how to cope with the last few weeks!

In her first blog, Farhana Aktar, discusses why more primary schools in the UK should adopt P4C, Philosophy for Children.

In order to be a successful teacher, quite often, teachers are sold the latest fad or trend. With almost 20 years leadership in schools, George Gilchrist, discusses ‘Visible Thinking’ and how our journey should be toward metacognition.

When the A Level Chemistry exam changed in 2015, students had to adapt. Terminal exams and practical endorsements were brought in.

Ollie found his students’ ‘greatest headaches’ was the new extended response questions, the dreaded “6 markers”.

Here he outlines how to help students conquer these answers instead of seeing them as a hurdle.

Following on from her previous #NexEdBlog, Hannah explains how she used Top Trumps to demonstrate women’s significance in history and how her whole school’s gender attitudes are changing.

Learning the alphabet: the structured sequence, how to recognise, and write the letters, is one of the first things we learn formally. Learning to write the alphabet is the bedrock of literacy, it is essential that this key skill become automatic. In this video, Suzanne Murray shares techniques for writing the alphabet with students.

As she approaches her first year as an NQT this September, ‘Miss S’, ponders what the reality of teaching will be like vs what she has been taught about teaching in University.

Do you remember when you were in school?  Did you have a favourite class (other than lunch and study hall)?  Did you have a favourite teacher?  Was there one special teacher who turned on your brain’s light bulb, and made you LIKE a subject and/or learning for the first time?