How to give feedback to your students

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt   Feedback is the perfect opportunity to show your commitment to those who matter most: your students. It’s also the easiest thing to get wrong. Done badly, it can backfire with unintended consequences. Even Winston Churchill, as the quotation below […]

The best ways to involve parents in homework

“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.” John Lubbock     Stormzy, Mark Zuckerberg, J.K. Rowling, Cristiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Adele …. … the list goes on and on – all attribute their success to supportive, interested parents […]

21 Tips to help you survive your first year in teaching

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.” John Ruskin   21 Tips to help you survive your first year in teaching Daunting, exhilarating, incredibly rewarding – your NQT year is quite a ride. And one thing’s for sure: you’ll be bombarded with […]

A day in the life with your Milk (My Interactive Learning Kit)

“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley” Robert Burns, 1785   A day in the life with your Milk (My Interactive Learning Kit) Teaching is the best job in the world, but it doesn’t always quite go to plan. Some days it feels like you’re doing more firefighting than teaching. It makes […]

How to make the most of your Milk (My Interactive Learning Kit)

We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world. David Warlick   How to make the most of your Milk Admin appears out of control. Anecdotes and wide-ranging […]

Top ten time-saving tips for teachers

Where does all the time go? There’s never enough of the stuff. As teachers, we’re master plate-spinners, but the better we get, the more plates they throw in our direction. Sometimes it feels that the only way to get everything done is to camp out in school and not go home until the end of […]

Back to school – already?

“Back to school” – already? Every year it’s the same. We’ve barely begun the summer holidays and the papers talk of “Back to school”. Work worries whilst on holiday certainly seem like a rude interruption. Without spoiling your well-earned break, what is the best way to prepare without exhausting yourself before teaching that first lesson? […]

Teachers…it’s summer time and the living should be easy!

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it one time or another.” Albert Camus   Teachers, term’s done Time to put away your planner (A leisurely long read for the summer holidays) We’d normally recommend our student planners, but you owe it to yourself and your students to take time […]