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A Message to NQTs Everywhere

Associate Martin Illingworth is a senior lecturer on the Sheffield Hallam University PGCE programme. Here is his message to the NQT class of 2020.

Don't Clap For Us

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert has a message for people when it comes to teachers and their response to the Covid crisis.

Echo Teaching III

Part Three of a guest blog from Sara Alston looking at how teachers can make better use of the TA in the classroom when they move beyond the 'echo teaching' model.

Echo Teaching II

Part Two on the most - and least - effective use of your TA from guest blogger Sara Alston.

Echo Teaching I

As part of our INSET Junction project we asked for a guest blog from SEND and safeguarding specialist Sara Alston. This is part one on her thoughts about getting the best out of the Teaching Assistants in our classrooms.

#elcolentucasa

We have a great friend and colleague in Madrid called Juan Carlos García and we asked him for his view of the educational landscape from, literally, his balcony in a city under siege.

The Fruits of Kindness

As part of our opening of these blog pages to guest writers for INSET Junction during the Covid-19 school closures, here is a great post by SEND specialist Ginny Bootman on the power of kindness.

The Dangers of Effective Teaching Part I

In the first instalment of a two-part blog on care, warmth and botheredness in the classroom, long-time Associate and Travelling Teacher Hywel Roberts shares his thoughts on why being an effective teacher is not really enough.

The Dangers of Effective Teaching Pt II

Part Two of Associate Hywel Robert's blog about botheredness, care and being so much more than effective teacher

Teachers as Inventors, not Scientists

It's time to rejoice in our role, not as scientists doing what the research tells us, but as inventors - and let the research catch up with us

 

The Six Roles of the Ancient Teacher – Which Will You Be Today?

What can we learn from the ancient teachers of India about the sort of teacher we can be today? A guest post by educator and trainer Valentina Mahesh in India.

You've Got This Part I

Dyselexia... Dislexia... Dyselxia... Aahh Forget It! You’ve Got This Part I As a young boy dealing with adversity, poverty and, to make things wo ...

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