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Motivating students

One of the most difficult aspects of becoming a teacher is learning how to motivate your students. It is also one of the most important. Pupils who are not motivated will not learn effectively. They won’t retain information, they won’t participate and some of them may even become disruptive. A ...

Nation’s favourite school book revealed

George Orwell’s political fable Animal Farm has been voted the nation’s favourite ever school book in new research commissioned for International Children’s Book Day 2021. The study, conducted by Oxford Home Schooling, asked 2,000 of the nation’s adults which books they most enjoyed reading when they were at school, with Orwell’s ...

Flippin good fun!

Pancake Day in the UK is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is celebrated as Carnival and Mardi Gras elsewhere in the world. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was seen as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes were viewed as the perfect ...

Why children should read more

‘If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.’ J.K. Rowling. One of the most important aspects of a child’s early academic development revolves around reading. Many studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance as it improves their vocabulary, understanding, communication ...

New series of Educating Greater Manchester

The hugely popular Educating Greater Manchester has returned to television screens across the UK. It is the fifth series of the BAFTA award-winning British documentary Educating, broadcast on Channel 4. The documentary follows previous instalments in the Educating series including Educating Essex, Yorkshire, East End and Cardiff. The fifth series was ...