Times Educational Supplement

Articles from No. 5132, 2015

A Day in the Life Of
From the moment he wakes up and hops on his bicycle, this drama teacher at an independent school in Brighton is going at full pelt. The day is long, but it's a thrilling roller-coaster ride My day begins at 6am, when I wake up and get ready...
A Sting in the Tale
Jayden has come to my classroom to say sorry to Thomas. Apparently he beat him up for reasons he can neither remember nor explain. There is no doubt that Jayden looks genuinely contrite, but then he's had a lot of practice. This is the third time in...
Could College of Teaching Plans Stem Staff Exodus?
Hopes that chartered teacher status will increase satisfaction The creation of "chartered teacher" status could stem the tide of people leaving the profession, according to a leading figure behind plans for a College of Teaching.After TES...
Cry Professional Foul
The word "professional" has undergone a transformation. Today it means "unequivocally good". Top-of-the-range products and tools are "professional quality", and in all things we aspire to perform "like a pro". Governors are expected to work "professionally"...
Dr Anderson and Miss Senator by Esther Rantzen
The ChildLine founder remembers the women who taught her the value of ambition, humour and original thinking Dame Kitty Anderson was headmistress of North London Collegiate School from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. As she had a PhD, we called...
Edcha##er
We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter Just how important is it for a child to know their times tables? On Sunday, the Conservatives...
Graduate from School - with a Maths Degree
London comprehensive to offer its own BSc from September A London comprehensive is to become the first school in the country to offer a degree, to encourage more students to pursue higher education and a career in teaching.The Woolwich Polytechnic...
Have Your Cake and See It, Smell It. Then Eat It
Suspense boosts pupils' sense of achievement, neuroscientist says Imagine you are blindfolded and told that someone is going to feed you delicious food.Now imagine you are given a menu. You read a description of a chocolate dessert, with a...
I Don't Want to Survive as a Teacher, but to Live
Many people talk about the induction year (and teaching in general) as something that you have to "survive". But that isn't living; I am not willing to simply survive.Like many people, I have been through a lot in my life and survival is definitely a...
If We Attempt to Stifle Satire, the Joke's on Us
Further education has a strong and noble tradition of humorous dissent. Laugh along, managers, and you might learn something As we try to come to terms with what happened at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last month,...
It'll Only End in Tears
The car is alive with the acrimonious sound of a familiar debate. Anyone who has lived in a two-teacher family will know the score: we are playing that old and much-loved game "My job's harder than your job".I steam in, citing the pressures of endless...
Ministers Reveal Plans to End Workload Crisis
But union says high-stakes culture means efforts could be in vain Teachers will no longer be subjected to major changes to Ofsted inspections or government policy during the academic year, TES can reveal, as ministers bid to cut excessive...
News at a Glance
Sell land to pay debt, West Cheshire College toldThe FE commissioner has told West Cheshire College to sell off one of its campuses to deal with its debt. David Collins said the institution was in a "very difficult position" because of mistakes made...
Research Corner
'Linking student performance in Massachusetts elementary schools with the "greenness" of school surroundings using remote sensing' by Wu, C, McNeely, E, Cedeño-Laurent, J G et alPlos One, October 2014bit.ly/GreennessStudyAs this study points out, past...
Resources of the Week
Three subject teachers recommend a high-quality resource, available on the TES website, that they have tried and tested in their own classrooms MathsGuess Who? gets a trigonometric twistWhat is it? In this resource, andy_gillen gives the classic...
Science Trials Raise Practical Concerns to Boiling Point
Exam boards claim teachers back reform despite problems Teachers taking part in official trials of controversial new arrangements for practical science work at A-level have highlighted a host of potential problems, TES can reveal.Difficulties...
Signposts on the Path to Success
A learning journey can be a winding road - help pupils to find their way with these tips Some students thrive during exams, others in the classroom; some are at their best demonstrating practical skills, while many prefer theory work. What...
Stay on the Rails If You're Cutting Staff
Redundancies are painful, but careful planning can make the process easier on everyone The current climate in further education poses a question, one that those of us who have been in the sector for some time have had to tackle more than once...
Taking the Sting out of Classroom Fights
When violence breaks out it can be terrifying for pupils and staff, so keep a clear head and follow this guide to regain control The spectre of physical violence in the classroom is an extremely ugly one. So ugly, in fact, that just thinking...
Talk May Be Cheap but Group Work Is Priceless
Cooperative learning has fallen out of favour with many teachers but it offers myriad benefits. Just ensure you set the ground rules According to TES columnist Tom Bennett: "Group work: I hate the concept, as I hate hell, all Montagues and...
TES Letters
Yes, schools should work together - we already doThe NAHT's Russell Hobby is spot on about collaboration between schools being essential, but you don't need federations and trusts when you have a teaching school alliance ("We must go forward together,...
The Autistic Pupils 'Traumatised' by Delayed Diagnosis
Experts warn of 'damaging impact' as poll reveals long waits Children with autistic spectrum disorder are waiting more than three and a half years for a diagnosis, denying them the extra care and support they need to succeed at school, forthcoming...
The Not-So-Secret Lives of Teachers
Extracurricular antics are fuel to the fire of playground gossip, but personal indiscretions can destroy careers. How can staff protect themselves when the line between private life and public property is so blurred, asks teacher Lisa Jarmin ...
The Strange Case of the Omnipresent GCSE Texts
Jekyll and Hyde could be the new Of Mice and Men, expert says Ministers' hopes that new English literature GCSEs will lead to a wider range of works being studied in schools are about to be dashed, experts predict.Former education secretary...
This Week, Next Week
31 January - 6 February 2015SaturdayProtest movementTens of thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid for a rally organised by left-wingers Podemos. The "March for Change" followed the victory of the party's ally Syriza in the Greek elections.SundayGrand...
Tipping the Scales of Justice in Your Favour
If you are sure Ofsted has given your school an unfair rating, don't despair - follow this headteacher's example and appeal "Requires improvement": two of the most disappointing words in the English language to hear if you're a principal.When...
Tom Starkey's World of Ed Tech
I had to sell my last games console because of a mild first-person-shooter addiction. I wasn't foaming at the mouth if I couldn't get my fix of "pwning n00bs", but when I added up how much time I had spent running, jumping and murderising from my living...
Turning Up the Volume on Functional Skills
'Shout about' courses to build brand recognition, say supporters The government's focus on GCSE English and maths for post-16 students has hindered the development of functional skills and undermined the value of the qualifications, it has...
We're Offering Every Teacher a New Deal
Thousands answered the Workload Challenge. Now Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg explain how they intend to lighten your burden Since 2010, this coalition government has made important changes as part of our plan for education: introducing a new,...
Whatever Floats Your Boat, You Need Time to Enjoy It
"Did you pay for your breasts? My dad says you did." When a pupil asked primary teacher Lisa Jarmin this question, that was the moment she knew she was public property and fair game for gossip (see pages 26-30). The answer, in case you're curious, is...
What's Hot?
Set sail with a pirate-themed writing scheme or venture into territories unknown with a lesson on teleological arguments and activities on the anime film Spirited Away. All these resources and more are available on the TES website 1 Sticks...
When Student Turns Teacher, Everyone Wins
Every teacher will be familiar with the idea that the best way to learn is to teach. We know this partly from our own experience of planning and teaching lessons, which is a fantastic way to solidify knowledge. My lesson takes this notion and applies...
Wrong Turn
If I ever suspected that, as a species, we've reached the end of the plank, I received confirmation today. I was on the way to a meeting somewhere in Holborn - I say "somewhere" because I am a digital settler and I do what digital settlers do: have no...
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