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Top tips on getting the most out of school data

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 07:00
How can schools make effective use of pupil performance data? Here's some of the best advice from our recent live chat Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Recruiting university staff takes a lot of academic time

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 06:55
Hundreds of hours are spent on each appointment, says Jonathan Wolff. But does anyone know a better way? Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Teachers say long days make 'ghosts' of children dropped at school gates

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 00:01
ATL survey shows pupils becoming withdrawn and falling asleep frequently as parental commitments reduce time with family Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

GCSE grade alignment

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 21:49
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Seeing red

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 18:00
The devil objects to the detail Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

How to teach earthquakes

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 17:30
An earthquake has hit Northern Chile, causing thousands of people to be evacuated. Here's a collection of resources to teach students about the science behind the quake Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

'Universities need to value their staff' five tips for management

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 13:17
Experts from a recent online discussion offer their top tips on the qualities university leaders need to be effective Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Teachers missing out on lunchbreaks, conference told

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 13:04
Disappearance of staffrooms and increasing workloads mean many teachers do not get proper break, ATL conference hears

Too many teachers are missing out on lunchtime breaks as schools scrap staffrooms and increase teacher workloads, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) annual conference has heard.

Many teachers are denied a break away from pupils, either because there is no staffroom available or because they are "required to do more in the same amount of time", teacher Alison Bradey told the conference in Manchester.

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Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Will doing a master's get you a better job? Well, maybe

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 10:09
Statistics suggest that people with a master's are more likely to find work, but such figures should be treated with caution Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Ofsted inspections and targets harming teachers' mental health, finds survey

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 00:02
More than half of teachers surveyed by ATL union say work pressures having detrimental effect on their mental wellbeing Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Labeling students 'gifted' isn't helpful - working harder makes you smarter

Dom, 13/04/2014 - 07:00
Headteacher John Tomsett explains why the concept of growth mindset is so important for achievement and the flaws in labeling students gifted and talented Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Teachers 'denied pay rises for not volunteering to do school clubs'

Dom, 13/04/2014 - 00:05
Union says heads are basing salaries on willingness to dig the school garden or run activities after lessons

Parents asked to pay for basic supplies

Teachers are being unfairly denied pay rises because they fail to volunteer to run lunchtime clubs, drive the minibus or help with digging the school garden, the leader of one of the biggest teaching unions has claimed.

Headteachers have been given greater power by education secretary Michael Gove to decide who receives pay increases and why. But some schools are "making it up as they go along", according to Chris Keates, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers.

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Categorías: Educación, Universidade

I need a verb table, I can't learn Spanish with just a smartphone

Sáb, 12/04/2014 - 10:00
After a month of trying to learn Spanish with only a smartphone app, Alan Haburchak is crying out for some structure

In my last post, I wrote about how difficult it was attempting to learn a new language using only an app. Duolingo is well designed, but I'd come to the conclusion that I (and I suspect other people) have difficulty motivating myself to stay dedicated to practising and learning a new language (in my case Spanish) with nothing to push them other than nagging notifications from their smartphone.

It's now a week later and I wish I had better news to report back about my progress alas that's not quite the case.

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Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Hanging up my whistle: I called time on teaching to be a better mum

Sáb, 12/04/2014 - 07:00
Secret Teacher explains why after 10 years of whistle-blowing at play times, matches and on trips, she has lost her breath
More from The Secret Teacher Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Schools asking parents to pay for basic supplies, survey finds

Sáb, 12/04/2014 - 00:05
Parents are being asked to make voluntary contributions for items once covered by school budgets, say teachers

Parents are being asked to pay towards everyday activities and equipment in state schools, including basic items such as pens, paper and books, a survey of teachers has found.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said its members report that schools are asking for voluntary contributions from parents for items related to the curriculum that would once have been covered by school budgets.

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Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Training will fill jobs gap better than public sector cash George Osborne

Ven, 11/04/2014 - 18:54
Chancellor tells American Enterprise Institute in Washington that investment in technology is key to sustained recovery Continue reading...
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Pressure on primary school places adds to anxiety on offer day

Ven, 11/04/2014 - 18:48
More than one in five children in areas of greatest demand are expected to miss out on first-choice school

More than a fifth of children in the worst affected parts of the country are expected to miss out on their parents' first choice of primary school next week as pressure on spaces continues to rise owing to the increasing birth rate.

In the first national offer day for primary schools, on 16 April, families of more than 600,000 four-year-olds in England will be told where they have been accepted.

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Danny Alexander refuses to rule out further tuition fees rise

Ven, 11/04/2014 - 18:15
Liberal Democrats' most senior finance minister says party cannot guarantee fees will stay at £9,000 after next general election Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade