Times Educational Supplement

Articles from No. 5104, 2014

6,000 Teachers
When we decided to survey educators around the world about behaviour, we expected a mixed response. But it seems that whether you're in the UK, the US or Australia, the challenges are the same. Here, teachers give us their perspective on a growing problem...
A Day in the Life Of
Making time to get to know pupils is of the utmost importance to this geography teacher and housemaster, who has taught at Scotland's oldest boarding school for nearly three decades My alarm is set to wake me at the start of Chris Evans' show...
Add Get-Up-and-Go to a Ban on Energy Drinks
A school embargo is tricky to enforce, but this guide will help you to stop students - and staff - guzzling caffeine-heavy beverages Teachers and energy drinks should be a fantastic double act. A quick sip or two of the latest brand of caffeine-heavy...
Ask Tom
Teacher, TES Connect blogger and behaviour expert Tom Bennett puts on his agony uncle hat and answers your education questionsI have an extremely shy student whom I have spent the best part of the year trying to cajole into being more active and comfortable...
Banish Bullying with a Whole-School Approach
The Finnish KiVa programme is taking off around the world and research shows that it can reduce bullying by up to a third When Finland fell from the top spot in the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) league tables,...
Divine Intervention
It was "clear out your cupboards" day and I was on a journey of discovery into my teaching past. Much-loved but outdated textbooks, scripts from old school productions, years of class photographs and a box of dusty recorders were unearthed as I delved...
Going Its Own Way on Apprenticeships
England pins refusal to join European alliance on red tape The British government has refused to join a major European initiative to improve apprenticeships, claiming that it is too bureaucratic.The European Alliance for Apprenticeships was...
How to Tackle the New History Curriculum
In September, England's curriculum is changing for key stages 1, 2 and 3. This week, teachers reveal how they are approaching history PrimaryMany of us will recall the furore surrounding the first draft of the national curriculum for history....
If Technology Fails, Can You Go with the Flow?
When I was at school, classrooms were frequently filled with clouds of chalk dust; technology consisted of a lone computer and the occasional handwritten overhead projector slide. Nowadays, interactive whiteboards adorn most classrooms, Google has replaced...
It's All Change at the Top. Time for a Fresh Start?
Nicky Morgan must grapple with reforms and an angry profession When news of a Cabinet reshuffle broke earlier this week, few believed that it would involve Michael Gove losing his job. But prime minister David Cameron told one of his closest political...
It's a Topsy-Turvy World
What has happened to our children? On a recent school trip, we were carrying out the usual late-night surveillance of the hostel dormitories, ensuring that everyone was safely in bed. We can come across some pretty startling sights at such times, but...
It's Never Too Late to Learn New Tricks
Sometimes it pays to take a risk and pull a fresh way of thinking out of the hat I am a headteacher of a certain age. By that, I mean that I am a year away from retirement. Time to wind down, congratulate myself on a job well done and ensure that...
Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Love Poetry
Poetry is a sore point for many English teachers, who must battle the perception that it is difficult and doesn't make sense. My favourite lesson for changing pupils' minds explores Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.First, we watch the end of the original...
Mr Harding by Steve Harley
The singer-songwriter praises the man who switched him on to literature, nourished his creativity and has become an unlikely family friendI went to Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Boys' Grammar School in South London from 1962 to 1968. Part of the English...
News at a Glance
Union welcomes new minister for FE and skillsNick Boles (pictured) was this week appointed minister in charge of further education and skills, working between the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)....
Seeing Individuals in Classes of 100
Initiative urges child-centred learning in developing nations More than a quarter of a million teachers in the developing world will be encouraged to abandon traditional "chalk and talk" teaching methods in favour of child-centred learning.A...
See the Light in Science
How astronomical rap and expert talks can boost lessons on the Sun Blue and green suns, solar flares and rap artists have all been lighting up my classroom in recent weeks. We are studying the Sun, as many schools will be during the summer...
Tales from New Teachers
social media storms The problemOver the past month or two I have had recurring issues with students falling out over social media and the after-effects spilling over into class. In one incident, a pupil uploaded a picture of herself that was shared by...
'Teachers Have Been Held Back by Testing'
Educational guru Carol Dweck talks to TES about the impact of her growth-mindset theory and the years of research that went into its 'overnight' success Carol Dweck is what you would call education-famous. She may not be gracing the cover of Hello!...
TES Letters
Differences between the sexes? Show me the scienceWe should be encouraging as many young people as possible - be they male or female - into Stem careers. Dr Gijsbert Stoet's suggestion that we abandon efforts to attract more girls into these subjects...
The First Rule of Write Club Is: Talk about Write Club
Project feeds deprived students' hunger for cultural experiencesIT IS one of those phrases often said without expectation of a follow-up, but when Chloe Combi was told "If you ever need anything, give me a call", she jumped at the chance.The speaker...
This Week, Next Week
12-18 JULY 2014SaturdayTill death us do partAfter five failed attempts at marital bliss, Henry VIII said his nuptial vows for the sixth and final time as he wed Katherine Parr on this day in 1543. They remained together until his death in 1547.SundayDeutsch...
To Deliver Tough Love, You Need Support
"Today, one of my primary pupils threatened to stab me in the face. He has had a difficult day, been aggressive towards me, and when I refused to be drawn into the situation said, 'That shut you up, you tramp'."This is just one of many recent posts from...
Vocational Education Gets 'Focus It Deserves'
Parties score points as Ofqual probes non-academic qualifications Vocational education in England is to receive unprecedented attention in the run-up to next year's general election, as it comes under the scrutiny of the exams regulator and...
We Must Help Students to Take off in Business
In this time of high unemployment, colleges should encourage young people to spread their wings through enterprise Back in 1982, when youth unemployment had become a problem in a similar way to now, I had a fascinating role in the Manpower...
We're a Long Way from the Democratic Ideal
Deprived of a professional voice, teachers are voting with their feet. To raise standards we must first tackle autocratic leadership The evidence is in and the verdict is clear: if schools embrace democratic values and headteachers are prepared to...
What's Hot?
Aliens, Harry Potter and the medieval paranoia surrounding witches bring an other-worldly feel to this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect, which also recognises that children's love of cake has its uses in the classroom ...
When Schools Pick Happy Parents over Better Results
Independents stay in favour by spending fees on smaller classes Independent schools that charge high fees are spending the money on reducing class sizes to keep parents happy, rather than focusing on more effective ways of improving results, new...
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