Bright Teachers

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Using technology as a link for parents and schools

  More and more schools are introducing online based systems to track and report on the pupil’s progress. In reception, for example, children are required to show that they can confidently carry out such tasks in accordance with the EYFS (early year’s foundation stages). Teachers often use a system online that they can upload evidence of children completing such tasks, such as photos taken or project they have made. This is not only a great way to record information to show to Ofsted etc, but also allows the parents of that child to log in and view recent topics they have been doing and see their child’s work from that day or week. The systems often also allow you to upload images and comments to a topic or even create... Read More »

Recognising when a student may need extra help

As a teacher you have a high level of responsibility to the school, the parents and to the students. You will need to be able to use your skills, knowledge and experience to offer them the best education you can and to help recognise when a student may be struggling and get the extra help they may need. Knowing what signs to look out for when working with students will help you establish which ones may need extra tie to complete a task or may need to be shown in a different way. Ideally students should be encouraged to work with each other as often you may find if one student is struggling then it will help them to be surrounded by more able students as long as they are... Read More »

Becoming a great teacher

There are many different aspects that make a great teacher and below we look in t a few of them. Subject knowledge – Research backs up the theory that to be a great teacher you need to know what you are teaching. You need to be aware of the different subject matters and topics you are going to need to teach and spend some time learning about them. It more you know the easier it will be to help the children learn and to answer any questions they may have. Often how well a pupil picks up a subject or a task is down to how well the instructions were that they were given. To give your pupils the best chance to you need to ensure that you always give... Read More »

Back to school

With many students completing their first weeks back at school, it doesn’t take long to be able to get back in to the swing of things and settle down to some learning. My 4 year old recently started primary school and it amazes me how quickly she appears to have taken to it. They quickly learn the rules of the school and start to be given more responsibility almost instantly. It doesn’t take long to get in to the habit of listening to your child read every night, making sure that you always check their bag for school letters and double checking that they have come home with everything they went with that morning. Organisation is key in schools for students, teachers and parents and if they all work together,... Read More »

Teaching made fun

Research over many years has been consistent in showing that pupils often learn better when the subject or lesson is made fun and interesting. Teaching a subject in a way that will make it stand out to your pupils can be enough to help them remember the important information taught to them. Often teachers say that they run a usually hard lesson or boring lesson outdoors or in a totally different way to that of which the pupils are used to. This can make them enjoy learning and therefore they are more likely to stay focused on the subject matter. Often giving them physical experiments to do, or showing them videos can also help learning as seeing something in action can be easier to understand than just reading about it... Read More »