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Impact Teachers

  • How To Work With Difficult Parents

    Communicating with parents can be a dream but it can also be a HUGE nightmare for teachers. Yes, I said it. We’ve all met those parents who we just don’t... The post How To Work With Difficult Parents appeared first on Impact Teachers.

  • The High School Teacher’s Essential Music Mix

    “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” Frank Zappa Unfortunately for some of our high... The post The High School Teacher’s Essential Music Mix appeared first on Impact Teachers.

  • The Teacher’s Stash

    Former American President and Army General Dwight Eisenhower apparently once said that “The Jeep, the Dakota airplane and the Landing Craft were the three tools that won the war”. Other... The post The Teacher’s Stash appeared first on Impact Teachers.

  • 12 Tips For Cover Teachers

    Cover teaching can be quite stressful. You’re going to a new school almost every day. The routines are different, the children are different and the rules are different. It might... The post 12 Tips For Cover Teachers appeared first on Impact Teachers.



  • Tools for Online Lessons

    I've been reluctant to write a blog post about teaching online lessons because I am far from being an expert on this matter. In the first lockdown I […]

  • 5 Maths Gems #140

    Happy New Year! Welcome to my 140th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Functions […]

  • Victorian Arithmetic

    Last term I received an email from Peter Elliott, the great grandson and biographer of Sir Thomas Muir (1844 to 1935). Thomas Muir was a renowned […]

  • 5 Maths Gems #139

    Welcome to my 139th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. Well here we are, at the end […]

Teaching Blog

  • “I am proud to be among you” – thank you to...

    2020 has been a real rollercoaster of emotions. Whether you have been working in education for YEARS or are new to your craft, I don’t think that anyone could have predicted just how challenging working in education during a global pandemic could be. But we have done just that. And we should be proud.

  • A thank you from a governor

    A Chair of Governors at a rural primary school, shares the respect and admiration governors have for their school staff.

  • Providing remote education to vulnerable children

    Shaun Booth, Assistant Headteacher and SENCO joined Pinderfields Hospital Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) after working for 15 years in ‘mainstream’ education. Shaun shares how he met the additional challenges of providing remote education during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • Testing in schools – what you need to know

    Wye School in Kent was part of the COVID-19 testing pilot in autumn. Luke Magee, the Principal, shares his experiences of running testing in a secondary school.


Class Teaching

  • Weekly Round-Up – 17th January 2021

    Blog of the week ‘The Hidden Lives of Remote Learners’ by Roger Higgins In this blog Roger explores strategies teachers can use to develop formative assessment within the online classroom. Classteaching ‘Print to screen: How we can support students with … Continue reading →

  • Weekly Round-Up – 10th January 2021

    Blog of the week: ‘Becoming a unicorn teacher – a precis of Teaching in the Online Classroom – Lemov’ – by Louise Hutton A really useful summary, chapter by chapter, of Doug Lemov’s book. On Classteaching: ‘Remote teaching 2.0 – … Continue reading →

  • Print to Screen: How We Can We Support Students...

    The latest move to online teaching for many students can present a myriad of issues. In particular, those who struggle with reading are likely to now face even greater challenges in tackling texts on their own without the support of … Continue reading →

  • Remote teaching 2.0 – things I am continuing to...

    Somehow this lockdown feels different. Maybe it is because we are earlier on in the year, maybe because we are a bit more prepared for it (even though I don’t really think I expected it to quite happen to this … Continue reading →