Road safety learning within the Curriculum for Excellence

It’s Your Call but don’t be a Crash Magnet. Road Safety Scotland have developed two free road safety learning resources specifically for secondary school pupils, and linked to CfE. ‘Your Call’, is suitable for S1-S3, and ‘Crash Magnets’, for S4-S6. These online resources aim to engage young people in developing road skills to promote good peer influence and provide strategies […]

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The Big Results Day Guide

Tuesday 7 August, 2018. The date you and your pupils have been working towards for months. Finally, it arrives and the results are in. As the nerves and excitement bubble over, make sure you ace the big reveal! Across Scotland certificates will be getting delivered or the ping of a phone will have an unread SQA text. The suspense is […]

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Stress: The burnout teacher crisis

Everyone has felt strained at some point in their lives: it’s a natural reaction to a hectic lifestyle. However, when stress becomes all-consuming it can cause physical symptoms, feeling mentally drained and ultimately cause a burnout. Research has shown that two thirds of people experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. The main cause for poor mental health begins […]

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Gaelic in the classroom and beyond

The National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023 which sets out the framework for the faster growth of the language across Scotland has been launched by John Swinney, deputy first minister of Scotland. The central purpose of the plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations and to promote a […]

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Have you thought about a long-distance masters?

As a teacher, you’ll be fully aware of the importance of education, but how much do you think about carrying on with your own?  Your own educational journey doesn’t have to stop when you’re qualified to teach – and a Masters is a perfect way to give you a helpful push up the careers ladder and make your professional skills […]

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The power of music in education

Learning comes in various shapes and forms for students. Some are instantly invested in the classroom environment and others take time to adjust. In certain instances, pupils may be completely disconnected to learning. ARTISTIC DIRECTION COOL Music is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound, founded by Jordan Butler. It has developed a programme […]

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