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How to mark in lesson time

A guest post by @teacherworkload One of my resolutions for last year was to permanently have a green pen (we mark in green) in my hand during my lessons (or pen dipping as our English team call it). This means I can go around students and get them to correct spellings, punctuation and capital letters right […]

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Launching #familyMH5aday campaign

A guest post by @cerasmusteach Unless you tackle all 4 aspects simultaneously there will always be a ‘weak link’ which will prevent you from fully embedding your program. Many schools have created a MHWB advice list of what the parents should or should not be letting the CHILDREN do All very relevant. But what about the […]

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Ever wished someone would take all your marking away?

  Ever wished someone would take all your marking away? Looks like it has occurred to George that it might just be possible. I’ve spent a lot of time talking and thinking about this since it popped up on peopleperhour.com yesterday and it seems to me there are three things that could be going on. Option […]

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Back to School Blog Brilliance

I’ve read 3 outstandingly good back to school blogs this week. “Recognise that work does not define you.” This one from @yoyogasoul came via @TeacherToolkit and is written by an ex teacher with real insight into the causes of burnout. Excellent advice. “Avoid toxic politics” @thosethatcan is writing a book on teacher recruitment and retention and she passes on some wisdom […]

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5 tips to help you conquer early mornings

A guest post by @TheDozyOwl Everyone knows the feeling. First day back to work after the holidays. Peeling your eyes open, falling out of bed and stumbling into the shower. Well it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tips to help you conquer early mornings! Follow your sleep cycle Your sleep cycle is […]

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#giveawaySW Terms and Conditions

We are giving away two copies of the fantastic #teacher5aday journal and handbook in our back to school giveaway. There are two routes of entry. RT our tweet here. Your twitter name will be automatically added to a list we have created using IFTTT and a winner will be chosen at random. Sign up for our email […]

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#teacher5aday journal and handbook

Here at Schoolwell we have been involved with the #teacher5aday movement for a long time. One project we have been particularly excited to see come to fruition is the #Teacher5ADay Journal and Handbook. As a backer I got one of the very first journals to be sent out (sadly I couldn’t make it to the […]

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Lead, Learn, Lancs. Love, love, love!

A Guest post by @MissVicki_V “Continue on the M6 for 87 miles” was not the greatest thing to hear shortly after 06:30 this morning but Lead, Learn, Lancs more than made up for it. I made my way up north, leaving the blue skies behind me, for a day of Twitter eye spy and learning . I […]