5 ways to keep primary pupils engaged during lessons

Keeping your students focussed on lessons It’s a well-known fact that attention spans of children are very short. Opinions vary as to the exact length, but it is generally agreed that a 5 year old can concentrate for only 10-15 minutes at best, whilst a child of 11 is likely to manage a maximum of 25 minutes. […]

Starting a Career in Teaching: Everything You Need to Know

So You Want to Be a Teacher Teaching is a rewarding career, and it is a way to make a real difference in the world. Some people will choose this profession right after school, but it is also a career path that you can change to later on. In fact, the life experiences of those […]

How Interactive Technology Can Aid Learning in the Classroom

The last decade has witnessed an explosion in the availability and use of interactive technology in the classroom with a growing focus on embedding IT in teaching and learning. Only ten years ago interactive whiteboards, now commonplace in classrooms across the country, were in their infancy while iPads and e-book readers were unheard of. In […]

Social Media in Schools: The Do's & Don'ts

Impact of Social Media on Schools The first ever email was sent in 1971, but it wasn’t really until 2002, with the creation of websites like Friendster, that social media really began to impact society. This ability to communicate online has led to impressive developments, and it can be a powerful tool for learning. Overall, […]

Social Media in Schools: The Do’s & Don’ts

Impact of Social Media on Schools The first ever email was sent in 1971, but it wasn’t really until 2002, with the creation of websites like Friendster, that social media really began to impact society. This ability to communicate online has led to impressive developments, and it can be a powerful tool for learning. Overall, […]

The Best Way to Use Technology in the Classroom

Teaching and Technology: The Digital Age of Teaching The last decade has seen a revolution in the use of new classroom technologies which has helped to overhaul teaching and learning in schools across the UK. It may come as a shock to those whose last school experience was as a pupil 20 or more years […]