Time Management

Visiting blogs is a great way to extend your knowledge and interest in many things. Obviously, I enjoy reading blogs by educationalists, teachers and parents. One such blog belongs to Edna Sackson who works in an International Baccalaureate School in Australia. She writes about her experiences as ateacher as well as her philospohy of education and I really recommend you become a […]

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Resource Centre – Week #11

Welcome to the NEW BIGGER Resource Centre! Over the past weeks we have had some excellent links posted to support teachers in their classrooms. We are now looking to extend this to welcome parents who do lots of activities with their children. You will not only inspire teachers that have a classroom full of children, but by simplifying crafts, you are […]

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Disruptive behaviour – revisited

After the emotional roller coaster of my DS wedding, I have decided to take a few days off from the blog. I can’t bear the thought of you not finding something to look at though Dear Reader so will post some guest posts from people  that you may have missed! ************************ This post was origianlly published by Sue Atkins on […]

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Behaviour in school – whose responsibility is it?

In an article reviewing the 2010 Behaviour Survey  by Parentline Plus, Teacher Support Network(TSN)and the National Union of Teachers,  Sue Atkins highlights concerns that behaviour in schools has declined over a number of years. Among the statistics quoted by the educational professionals surveyed are that 70% of teachers have thought about leaving the profession because of this increase, 81% have […]

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Laying Foundations!

One of the most exciting and new things for me when I became head of a primary school (See here) was the fact that I had children from 3-7 to look after. Apart from worrying that I might step on the nursery children (!), my other concern was that I knew very little about what was done ‘down there’ I […]

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Great Expectations and Blank Pages!

We are coming to the end of the long summer holidays and for many parents, children and people in the education sector, it is a time of new beginnings. This is the time of the blank piece of paper. Sometimes during my first assembly of the year I would mention blank pieces of paper. I would show the children the […]

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