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From classroom activities to mental health and wellbeing tips, all of our blogs are written with teaching staff in mind. Take a look below at our latest posts:

A Teacher’s Guide To: SEMH & BESD
Terms like SEMH and BESD are very important words in a modern teacher’s vocabulary. Knowing what they mean, their indicators and how to handle SEMH and BESD students is what makes a good teacher great.

Being an early career teacher (ECT) is intimidating and at times it's straight-up nerve-wracking. That’s why it's important to know how to be the best ECT you can be. We’ve made a list of insightful tips for any ECT wanting to start their career with a bang.
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Vital Tips for ECTs

Lunch breaks aren’t just for students. It’s equally important for teachers to eat properly during the school day to get the energy they need. Lunches can be hard to think of and sometimes preparing a packed lunch for school can feel like a chore. This list of fast, healthy and easy lunchtime meals are perfect for a teacher's schedule and needs.
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A Teacher’s Lunchbox

SEN support needs to play a bigger role in mainstream schools. The latest findings from the Department for Education’s study on SEN support shows that there are many ways in which mainstream schools can improve their ability to support SEN students. The insights obtained from this data show what mainstream schools should do to better facilitate SEN learners and their development.
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How SEN Support Could Improve in Mainstream Schools

Why is a teacher’s tone of voice such an important part of their job? Simply put, your tone of voice as a teacher helps establish authority, create a structured learning environment, and set the tone for the class in terms of behaviour, engagement and even your rapport with your students.
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Why a Teacher’s Tone of Voice is Important

Sometimes, when pre-schools and kindergarteners need more instructional time for their young learners, they might think about cutting nap time, but that is a bad idea. Research shows that there is more value to nap time than just a nice rest for the class.
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The Value of Nap Time for Young Students

Click below to read what we have to say on the topic: why safeguarding matters .
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Why Safeguarding Matters

Click below to read what we have to say on the topic: why teachers love what they do .
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Why Teachers Love What They Do

There are a lot of teaching styles that a teacher can employ to best control and educate their class. The style they employ can be based on their students or their subjects, and schoolteachers will use different strategies to lecturers. There are pros and cons to every teaching style and knowing a bit about various teaching styles might help you find the best way to get your point across to your pupils.
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5 Teaching Styles to Try in Your Classroom

In the run up to the holidays, students tend to be a little excited – which is completely understandable! However, this also means they can be hard to motivate. Teachers often struggle to keep their students’ attention during this time, but it’s important to understand the excitement your students are feeling and try a more interactive and socially rewarding approach to teaching them. These top tips to keep classroom attention before the holidays are designed to motivate students of all ages, teach them effectively and utilise their excitement through more entertaining, interactive, and engaging teaching methods.
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Top Tips to Keep Classroom Attention Before the Holidays

Simply Education has launched a new initiative ‘Simply Giving’ to benefit local schools in the area. Simply Giving is a new scheme designed to donate pre-loved books and DVDs to schools in need across England.
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Introducing Simply Giving - Simply Education's Donation Project!

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