Those who have privilege more should give to those who have less. Those who are more knowledgeable should teach those who are less knowledgeable. If not, who else will teach those who do not know?
Every parent is a great parent. It isn't fair that education can make parents feel insecure. We need to ensure that we are bridging this gap and looking at viable opportunities that parents can take advantage of.
It is impossible to support the social and emotional health of young people, if we as teachers do not attend to our own emotional health.
This kind of thinking isn't just beneficial to traditionally tech subjects. It was also found that 96% of teachers felt that computational thinking improves numeracy, 69% said it helps with literacy and 99% agree it supports crucial soft skills like problem-solving.
Whenever I discuss empathy in class, a glimmer of light always ignites somewhere in my sub-conscious and I am instantly taken back to when I first read about the Thestrals in Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix. Harry could see the skeletal horse-like creatures that pulled the Hogwarts carriages because he had seen death.
The connection that children had with the characters in books extended well beyond just dressing up. Children have such strong emotional connections to literature, and we know that through story they learn a great deal about their own emotional world.
How did we ever have enough time for all this? In those pre-SATs and pre-accountability days, the last half an hour of every school day for every year group in the school, from Reception to Year Six was spent sitting on the carpet, listening to the teacher read a story.
We all have those things about, which our opinions are best summed up as meh. We don't love them - we don't hate them. And you don't really want to feel meh about someone you're dating, or want them to feel like that about you. Meh is the antithesis of passion and passion's meant to be there when you like someone or even fall in love.
The new change in GCSEs has been the biggest educational reform for a long while. Transforming an exam system that has been used for a very long time ...
To feel that what you're doing each day for your pupils 'doesn't count' is arguably one of the most devastating things that a teacher has to carry home with them at night. Far heavier than the 60 literacy and numeracy books you've rammed into your bags for life that evening, and its a weight that cripples you with each passing day.
In our everyday lives, we need to be creative. Things come up that we didn't plan for: problems we didn't imagine we would have to solve, opportuniti...
Asking students yesterday about the earliest time they logged on that morning, most admitted to waking early for fear of missing out (FOMO). The adrenaline rush they receive from posts being "liked" can become addictive and sleep is the casualty.
It's vital that body worn cameras are used only when they can be effective and proportionate. Nothing published so far is convincing of either when it comes to using them in schools.
It seems that UK teachers are in high demand across the world, and we should take pride in that fact. But given the teacher shortage we are facing in ...
Despite the ever-growing mountain of evidence, the Government remains in arrogant denial about the crisis it has created within the teaching profession. Teachers, parents and pupils deserve better.
With 46% of teachers facing high stress levels on a daily basis - is it any wonder that some of our children may find it difficult to concentrate when the people who are supposed to be shaping them for their future are unable to remain focused themselves?