How to get active learning into your classroom

The headlines tell us our children are getting fatter. We need to motivate them to move more and what better way than to develop an active learning strategy. In this post, Sinéad Rocks, Director of Education, BBC outlines an initiative from the BBC and the Premier League to show how you can get your pupils active through the dayStudies show that positive […]

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Are you a stressed single parent? How schools help

Are you a stressed single parent? This article was sent to me by Daniel Sherwin, a stressed, single parent to his two children. In it, he explains there are things that schools can do to help you and how you can help yourself.   Managing stress as a single father can be difficult, even at the best of times. There […]

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What NOT to do when you know self-harming is happening

In this short video clip, Dr Pooky Knightsmith tells us what not to do if you know self-harming is happening. We all want to help, especially if it is a young person who is going through major difficulties that is leading to them self-harming. Despite our best of intentions, we can go about supporting in completely the wrong way and often […]

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Keep it simple when blogging for writing

This post explains how blogging for writing does not need a fancy space with lots of flashing lights, data and graphics.   A blog does not have to be a huge Cecil B Demille production that takes hours and hours to maintain. Used simply as a piece of paper that can be shared with the world makes it not only […]

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Resources to support & inspire your mental health work

Resources to support & inspire your mental health work

The post is full of resources to support & inspire your mental health work! Dr Pooky Knightsmith is getting better and is starting to provide us all with some more resources to help with working with young people with mental health issues. Online learning sessions You can access all of the online learning sessions I recorded earlier in the year here. […]

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How to make the best of classroom displays without waking in a sweat!

How to make the best of classroom displays

Classroom displays can be the bane of a teacher’s life. Don’t let the worry of it spoil your holiday. You’re on a well-deserved holiday from the classroom and students, but whatever you try to do, your mind keeps wandering back to your classroom and what it will look like come the first day of term. What will you do this […]

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A plea from Send My Friend to School

Send my friend to school campaign

Send My Friend to School hopes to be able to build on the recent enthusiasm of young people to get them mobilised to send clear messages about THEIR education. The promise World leaders have promised every child in the world a quality education. But a key piece of the puzzle is missing – the money to pay for this education […]

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