How to Keep your Learners Interested

May 17th, 2018

Do you ever see your students are gazing pensively out of the window? Is a worried or defeated look depicted on their faces? Or are they supporting their head with their hands, struggling to keep their eyes open? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then it means that your students might not be interested in your lesson. Here’s how you can help to keep them interested.

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Pass your Microteaching – Level 3 Award in Education and Training

March 7th, 2018

If you have decided to gain a recognised qualification and enrolled onto the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you’ll know that in order to complete everything successfully you have not only to submit some assignments, but also to deliver a microteaching session. But what is a microteaching session and how can you ensure to pass it?

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Technology in the Classroom – Nearpod

January 23rd, 2018

We live in a time and age when most people seem to be glued to their devices. The truth is that we cannot get away from technology, which seems to be infiltrating every aspect of our lives. It is no wonder then, that teachers are nowadays expected to adapt their approach to the new digital era. Ofsted inspectors would proudly use phrases like “evidence of innovative use of technology” in their reports. This urges schools to loosen the purse strings to purchase iPads, Smart Boards, premium accounts to access educational resources like Glogster EDU, Storybird, Bitstrips or Nearpod, and teachers to open their mind and sharpen their skills in using these. There is a wide range of applications out there that all promise a better learning experience, more interesting lessons, less paperwork and happier students.

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How to Gain Teaching Confidence

November 6th, 2017

The long-awaited moment has arrived. You enter the classroom, everyone’s eyes are on you and suddenly, a bright spotlight tracks you around the room. You stand there, unable to move, your mouth as dry as a desert, articulating incomprehensible sounds which soon appear distant and distorted to you. You start feeling dizzy and the colour of your face changes rapidly: at first it is so red that it would be the envy of a ripe tomato, and then you are as white as a sheet. The only sound you can hear is your heart pounding in your chest…

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Professional Development for Teachers: More than Training Days

October 31st, 2017

There are constant changes in the education and training world, for example changes to the government policies, regulatory requirements that relate to teaching positions, changes to the practices within your organisation or the subject that you teach, to name a few. As a result it is crucial that teachers keep up to date in order to be competent and benefit their career as well as their students and institutions they work for.

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