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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.



  • 5 Maths Gems #136

    Welcome to my 136th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers.Shout out to all the teachers […]

  • Marvellous Maths 2

    Following on from the success of Marvellous Maths in 2019, I am delighted to announce the launch of a brand new course for maths teachers from me and […]

  • Recent Talks and Resources

    This is just a quick post to share some links that you might find helpful.On Thursday I did a short talk for the North-East Hampshire and Surrey […]

  • 5 Maths Gems #135

    Welcome to my 135th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers.I think we have a winner for the […]

Teaching Blog

  • From classroom to computer: creating consistency...

    Though our return to the classroom has been incredibly welcome, as long as students have to self-isolate at home, schools must continue to the prepare for the ‘worst-case scenario’. At Trinity Academy Halifax, we have continuously refined our remote curriculum to ensure that our students feel adequately supported.

  • Wellbeing, CPD and bubbles – how we’re...

    Principal, Cara Ackroyd, shares the protective measures her school has implemented to keep teaching and non-teaching staff as safe as possible.

  • Physical distance but collaborative endeavour: we...

    Deputy Principal Steven Taylor writes about the importance of modelling socially distanced behaviour as a teacher and the part part all school staff have to play in reducing the risk posed by COVID-19.

  • Navigating staff wellbeing – how we’re...

    While self-isolating, Nicola McCleave, reflects on how staff at Reaseheath College have worked together to support each other emotionally during a challenging time.


Class Teaching

  • What’s The Plan?

    We would tell our students it is a bad idea to get on a train if you don’t know where it is going. Or maybe we wouldn’t. It’s been a long half-term. Similarly, we would advocate that students only embark … Continue reading →

  • Whole-Class Feedback: Making It Work at a Distance

    It is well documented in the world of educational research that feedback is one of the most effective strategies for improving students’ learning in the classroom. However, whilst feedback can be a huge power for good it can also be … Continue reading →

  • Taking small steps: the process of atomisation

    With returning to teach classes post-lockdown we have all had to adapt our approaches somewhat to match the situations we find ourselves teaching in. For me it has made me revisit aspects of Explicit Instruction (see this article here) and … Continue reading →

  • Gonna Get Myself Connected

    By Andy Tharby It is a truth universally acknowledged that we learn something new by connecting it to what we already know. Sometimes we consciously construct these connections but, more often than not, they work their alchemy below the level … Continue reading →