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Steps To Success

Caragh Little | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So they've opened a Museum of Failure, now, and lots of us probably feel as though we ought to be exhibits.

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Now It's Up To Schools, Not The Government, To Protect New Teachers From Workload

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Politics
Anna-Christina Connelly

It is not okay to normalise that school work will make you cry and interfere with your family life, social life and love life. Nor to sanitise the well-documented crisis we have with workload related-mental health issues by saying that every teacher is under that pressure.

Don't Test Our Six-Year-Olds! Let Children Be Children

Emma Critchley | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

My six-year-old loves to dance, write and draw. Yesterday, she wanted to fly to the moon; today, she has said that she will settle for being an award-winning pianist. Oldest has dreams and she dreams big. We love the summer holidays. They are weeks that are filled with drawing, trampling through woods, splashing through streams and playing make-believe with her sister: weeks that she loves.

Trainee Teachers Will Now Be Taught How To Support Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

Trainee teachers in England will now be taught how to support children with autism following a campaign by national charities and parents. After the i...

Teacher Who Admitted Sex With Student, 16, Sent Him Explicit Videos Of Herself

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

A teacher had sex with a 16-year-old pupil after school and in the summer holidays, sending him explicit pictures and videos of herself. Lauren Cox, ...

An Open Letter to the Chief of Ofsted and the Education Secretary

Ella Marshall | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Marshall

Mr Wilshaw and Mrs Morgan, I sincerely hope that you do not rest easy at night when the servants of your system lie awake toiling and panicking over what extra workload tomorrow may bring...

Dear Teacher... You May Never be Good Enough

Victoria Leith | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

Are you like me and know many friends and colleagues who have had nervous breakdowns? Have stood in lessons and cried, who get home in their car night after night, weeping at the wheel and who get up in the morning and dread going to school? You might be this person. And there is no shame in it.

What Happened When a Four-Year Old Coloured a Duck like a Rainbow

Victoria Leith | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I wonder now, in my early 40's if much has changed in schools. I know that teachers are over-stretched, under-paid and put under enormous pressures. I know that each individual teacher has their own life story to contend with. I know all of this because I am a teacher!

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

Gay Teacher Comes Out To Class, Receives This Beautiful Letter From Girl, 9

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

A teacher has shared a touching note he received from a nine-year-old student after he revealed he was gay. Written on colourful notepaper it says...

New: Advocacy Toolkit for Teachers

Kate Redman | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Kate Redman

Engaging teacher unions has also been seen to improve policies aimed at helping disadvantaged students. In Bolivia, for example, unions helped ensure that indigenous rights were written into the constitution.  Their promotion of instruction in indigenous languages contributed to a decrease in illiteracy.

Teaching '.b' at American Summer Camp - Swimming, Dancing and Feeling Our Feet on the Floor

Jo Bentley | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jo Bentley

Most of us in the UK have an idea of what an American summer camp is like: swimming, hi- jinks, Patrick Swayze in 'Dirty Dancing'. So when I was approached to teach Mindfulness in Schools Project's '.b' at a family camp in New Hampshire this August, I was intrigued... How would the two experiences mix together?

Maths Teacher Breaks World Record For Number Of Pull-Ups, Claims Title Of Coolest Teacher Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Maths teacher Kyle Gurkovich set a new world record with 4,182 pull-ups - AND raised money for cancer research at the same time, earning him the title...

Beware of the 'Standing at Work' Craze....

Mark S. Whiteley | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark S. Whiteley

I suspect that as with many things in life, when a problem is found, the simple opposite of the cause of the problem is not always the solution. Sometimes common sense and understanding of the problem can lead to a far better solution which does not have increased economic and organisational costs.

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

The Dignity In Serving

Michelle Holmes | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.

'I Will Not Recant My Beliefs. God Comes First'

PA | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

The High Court has upheld a classroom ban on a Christian school teacher who condemned the "homosexual lifestyle" in front of pupils. In what is bel...

Primary School Teacher Charged With Sex Offences Against Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A 31-year-old primary school teacher has appeared in court charged with sex offences against children. The man, said by North Yorkshire Police to h...

Lessons From the Finnish Education System

Alan Moore | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alan Moore

"Human nature is not like a machine that is built like a model and set to the do the work exactly proscribed for it, but, should be seen as a tree that uniquely grows depending on the diverse and inward forces that make it a living thing".

WATCH: Hugh Jackman Wants To Be A Teacher Really Rather Badly

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Online chuckle-enducers CollegeHumor may insist on spelling their own name wrong on a regular basis, but there's no denying their sketch-creating chop...

WATCH: Bus Driver Proposes To His Teacher Girlfriend, Sings Bruno Mars In Front Of Her Pupils

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Comedy

49-year-old Wolverhampton bus driver Bob Doyle is a very romantic human being. How else do you explain this absurdly sweet - and really rather awkward...

Teacher Taunted German Neighbours With Wartime Music And Nazi Salutes

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

A maths teacher accused of harassing his German neighbours by playing wartime classics and performing Nazi salutes claims he is the victim of harassme...

Homophobic Teacher Who Called Pupils 'Poofs' And 'Batty Boys' Struck Off

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who made homophobic comments about pupils, calling them "poofs" and "batty boys" has been barred from teaching indefinitely. Jason Gibbs ...