Volunteering with ChildLine

ChildLine stop by to tell us more about volunteering with their helpline service Every child has the right to be happy and safe. That’s why our ChildLine service is here for children whatever their worry, whenever they need help. A child contacts ChildLine every 20 seconds and some are going through the toughest times of their lives. Thanks to our […]

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Real life: “Love was my catalyst for teaching abroad”

Ian Robertson is a mathematics teacher from Glasgow. He has just started his second year of teaching at Harrow International School in Beijing. Here, Ian talks about his experiences teaching internationally and what led him to Beijing… I’d often thought about teaching internationally. I taught mathematics at a secondary school in Glasgow for eight years. During that time, one of […]

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A different take on Shakespeare

He’s a staple of any English or drama classroom, but unfortunately he’s not always popular with pupils. We look at one way in which you can capture the imaginations of your young charges with a few different takes on some Shakespeare classics… The works of William Shakespeare aren’t always easy to teach. Written in an almost foreign language, it can […]

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Ask the Experts

If you want to bring more depth to your lessons, why not get a little bit of help from an expert in the field? When it comes to some classroom topics, whether it’s health-related, bullying or global poverty, charities are the very best resource out there. We take a look at what some major charities have to offer schools… OXFAM […]

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Recording CPD online

The new e-portfolio is just a click away… This August, Scotland’s educators will be working with a revised suite of Professional Standards. These standards will help teachers plan their learning as part of the Professional Update process, currently being piloted in three local authorities and an independent school. One of the new Standards is that of Career-Long Professional Learning, developed […]

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Teachers in Film

We’ve seen a plethora of teachers in films and on TV through the ages – have any of them influenced your career choice? Cait Thomson takes a look at some of the most iconic teachers – good or bad – that have graced our screens and inspired legions of teachers in what to do, and what not to do, in […]

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