UK Teaching

Five Tips For Graduates Considering A Career In Teaching

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There is currently a growing demand for teachers in this country, particularly within inner city schools. Once employed, newly qualified teachers earn...

Teachers and Parents: It's Time To Teach About Same Sex Weddings!

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

So in the end, common sense, lots of hard work from lots of people and the freedom to love and be loved prevailed. I can now legally wed the man I love, should I choose to. Blimey, I feel like my experience of reality just changed massively.

This Thinktank Thinks We Should Abolish Minimum Wage For Young People

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

A right-of-centre think tank has been attacked for calling for the national minimum wage to be abolished for apprentices and under-18s. The Institu...

In Celebration of World Home Economics Day

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Breslin

While home economics is studied in the classroom around the world, it is only when it is practised at home that it becomes empowering. I ask all mums and dads to start thinking of teaching basic Home Economics to your boys and girls.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

Chinese Teachers Shipped Into Boost Brits' Maths Skills

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Maths teachers from China will be shipped over to boost British pupil performance in the subject and to overhaul the way the UK teaches numeracy. A...

Teachers Read Out Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Comedy

'Celebrities read mean tweets' has been a brilliant segment on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show for some time now. So we're delighted that two people na...

Let's Make Education a Reality for Every Girl and Woman

Pauline Rose | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

One of the rewards of helping to track global education over the past decade has been watching progress in getting more girls into school. But as we mark International Women's Day, I'm more conscious than ever that the glass is still not even half full: 31 million girls have never set foot inside a classroom, and half of them are unlikely ever to do so.

Ofsted: Who Inspects the Inspectors?

Tony Mckenna | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tony Mckenna

From the moment you attend that first job interview, you can often find yourself participating in an elaborate and bizarre form of performance art. 'Why do you want the job?' - they ask. For most people, the answer is relatively simple - 'because I have bills to pay, kids to feed, etc...'

Teach First Then Teach Forever

Oliver Beach | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

Six episodes later, 16 months into teaching and although I'm still exhausted, I'm perpetually rewarded by the incredible students that I'm fortunate enough to teach and learn from. There are moments where students tell me to "go write a song about it in the bathroom", but on the whole, I'm happily rebranded as the Marilyn Gandhi-loving, red chino-donning, Inbetweener-impersonating, over-zealous, Scottish, eccentric teacher.

We Really Do Need to Talk About Education

Meryl Noronha | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meryl Noronha

In Year 10, I didn't have one English teacher; I had six - a new supply teacher for each half term. I remember asking myself why it was that nobody wanted to stay at our school, but looking around me it wasn't that difficult to see why. Our school building was old and crumbling, we were oversubscribed, and classes were packed.

Who Will Stop Michael Gove - Before It's Too Late?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Margaret Heffernan

If Michael Gove were just building some ghastly skyscrapers or running a sweatshop, we might not like it but would trust to time to show him the error of his ways. But he is experimenting - in his loose and lazy ways - with the minds of a generation. He needs to be stopped.

Signifying Nothing

Caragh Little | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It was when I saw the suggestion in a fashion magazine, late last night, that animal print might be a suitable style statement for a trip to the zoo, that I knew the game was up.

Eight Ways to Survive Your First Year in Teaching

Claudenia Williams | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claudenia Williams

You have to believe that you can do it - you were chosen for this job, you have what it takes and you are learning more and more every day - so you have to carry that belief with you all the time. I'm not saying it's easy - in fact it's exhausting - but if you don't believe in you then how can you expect your students to?

Iranian Teacher Shaves Head To Support Bullied Bald Student (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A teacher in Iran has made a heartwarming gesture of solidarity with an unwell student – by shaving his own head. Ali Mohammadian took the drast...

Online Tuition Tailors Learning to the Individual Learner Rather Than the Class

Andy Robertson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

One of the immediate benefits of the online system is that you can book in lessons to fit in around your family life. The student receives an electronic pen and pad that connects to their computer via USB and enables them to access the shared white board with their tutor.

WATCH: Teacher Wows Students With Breakdancing Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

According to this video's YouTube uploader, Mikey Satira, Director of Student Activities at a Brooklyn high school, "has worked 16+ years in education...

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.

Fighting for Equality: Human Rights Day

Frontier | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

Human rights are rights fundamental to all humanity. This means that everyone is entitled to their rights without discrimination; these rights do not consider age, sex, race, nationality, religion, language, ethnic origins or sexual orientation.

Mind the (Education) Gap

David McGuire | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
David McGuire

It's important to point out that this is a huge generalisation and, of course, there were/are exceptions to the rule. However, I think, overall, the gap is not an educational one - or level of smartness even - but rather one of attitude. As long as that factor remains, the UK hasn't got a hope in hell of climbing the table, never mind becoming number one.

International Education Week: Why Education is so Important

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it's almost taken for granted. The developing worlds are still striving to gain easily attainable education systems like ours, because education is seen as a platform whereby children can greaten themselves.

Careers Advice - Not Fit for Purpose?

Bansi Kara | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

It's not the paper work that is the problem. The biggest issue that my students have faced is a total lack of awareness of the range of courses and careers that are available to them should they wish to apply to university and I do not blame the students at all; I was exactly the same.

Life Has Lessons for Us Every Day

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I have learned a tremendous amount since training to be a coach and being a coach. I have learned a lot about me in the process. I learned so much about myself that I didn't know, or if I did know I was not aware of it. A lot had been stuffed down inside somewhere, and I have managed to excavate and find it.

A Fascination With Real Food

Food Revolution | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Food Revolution

Raw ingredients are always fresh and seasonal, with an emphasis on nutritional balance. When available, herbs, squash, and lettuces are picked fresh from our student-run garden. Sometimes, there's a bit of chicken, and often there's a delicious dessert with unexpected ingredients.

Universities Must Do More to Inspire Students

Adam Seldon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

What purpose do universities serve and what are their priorities? What are their benefits to society? Why do young people attend them? Questions which...