I can't get you better pay or more invaluable hours of support from a teaching assistant. I can't even help with the mountains of paperwork under which you are surely drowning - sorry! But I can show my gratitude - to you and to all teachers, and teaching assistants, who give so much to the children they teach.
Conversations about the etiquette of communicating online need to start in primary school classrooms. Just as children learn their please and thank you's, they must understand how to act online. Both parents and teachers play a part in this. It is a new topic for most of us.
Helsinki-born HundrED is a global, non-profit project building a vision of education for the next 100 years. The first 75 experiments are being triall...
The next generation are great tech consumers, but few are active creators. In a world where so much of our life and work depends on technology, that may be the difference between being left behind or getting ahead.
It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.
New research seems to suggest that the way students are treated by teachers could have a huge impact on their future attainment, nothing new there you are saying. But this research seems to look at some often overlooked phenomenon which while uncomfortable to think about is often true.
So, why does this matter? We know that children who enjoy writing and who write frequently outside the classroom do better at school. Our research showed that children and young people who enjoy writing very much were seven times more likely to write above the expected level for their age, compared with those who do not enjoy writing at all
Helping children collaborate on their learning will take the pressure off teachers and hopefully encourage more to take up the curriculum. With children learning together, the teacher is free to take on a supervisory, supporting and troubleshooting role.
If the measure of a nation's commitment to fairness is giving every child a chance to realise their potential through education, we are a failing nation. We speak the language of equal opportunity. But we stack the cards against our most disadvantaged kids, setting them up to fail long before they start school. The time has come to level the playing field.
Thank you for knowing that, an hour after I walked away from him - as he cried and kicked and screamed his way through another defiant display on the other side of the window - his sobs still echoed in my head.
We need to give more young people the skills and opportunities, and empower them to inspire more than just a generation - they could create an entire social movement.
The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.
A child's mental health problems will not come to an end like its awareness day - quite the opposite. This issue requires an ongoing, coordinated way of thinking that makes the best use of new approaches including technology; and this is very much the case when it comes to children.
The problem for Jay is that the government of his nation want to create a set of tests for four year olds that will allocate him to a particular level on the basis of his ability to sit with an adult and demonstrate to them that he can count objects and sound out letters and words presented to him on an iPad
The devastating impact of the last six years of economic austerity, with its savage attacks on public services and on workers' rights is evident in the motions submitted for debate at this year's TUC Congress.
With 67% of teachers claiming that their job has adversely impacted on their mental or physical health, it's important that proactive measures are implemented to help manage stress effectively. With this in mind, I have put together 7 top tips to help you stay cool, calm and collected whilst in the classroom.