Making bank: Good personal finance should start in schools

Car loans, student debt, bad credit… When it comes to money there are so many decisions to be made when you reach adulthood. As with everything, what you learn in school could change the direction of your life. As a teacher, money isn’t necessarily a subject you’re well-versed in. But have you thought about setting up a school credit union […]

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Gaelic in the great outdoors

For teachers working in the Gaelic medium, or even in mainstream English language schools who have pupils interested in learning the language, Spòrs Gàidhlig is a great new resource. The outdoor activity organisation offers opportunities to schools and young people to get them into the beautiful Scottish countryside and explore the natural landscape in the medium of Gaelic.

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Scotland’s mission to end period poverty

Period poverty is when girls and women don’t have access to sanitary products – a sad state of affairs in modern day Scotland. It leads to missing school, feelings of shame, and even using makeshift feminine hygiene like rags which can cause toxic shock. Menstrual cycles can be a taboo subject at the best of times and the embarrassment can […]

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Obesity: Scotland’s sweet tooth

Young kids struggling to run in PE, only eating junk food at lunchtime, sugar highs and lows, and morbidly obese before they’re in double digits… It’s upsetting for any teacher to witness, but unfortunately it’s the reality in many Scottish classrooms. We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic.

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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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Speak up: how to help young students to overcome communication needs

Communication plays a huge role in many areas of our lives, from being able to speak to others and enjoy good relationships, to understanding changes in tone of voice over the telephone. According to communication charity I CAN, over one million children in the UK have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). These students often need additional help with improving […]

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