Behaviour modification can improve the we we learn through reinforcing positive habits and eradicating bad ones.  This can be achieved by modifying our behaviour through reinforcement and environmental influence.  It stems from B.F. Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning. This is an associative learning concept where behaviour is modified by reinforcement or punishment.   In order…

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Working towards deadlines can often mean having to plan and set aside time for completing work.   But sometimes students can put off doing work until the last minute when it is due. This could be for many reasons. Some people work better under pressure in a shorter time frame, whilst others may need to…

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Using blended learning approaches is a beneficial and popular method of teaching. Blended learning combines online learning materials alongside a traditional classroom methods. It is especially useful this year, as most students have had to learn from home.   There are many forms of online learning. It involves using online tools, such as watching a…

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A teacher’s role is to make a positive difference in their student’s lives. As a result, teachers can be under a lot of pressure in order to help their students’ achieve.   Because of this, teachers can sometimes neglect their own wellbeing. That’s why practicing mindfulness is an important way to deal with stress and stay…

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GCSE and A Level results are a little different this year due to the current pandemic.   Students have been unable to sit exams and instead receive their final grades through teacher predictions and mock exam grades.   On Friday 20th March, all schools were closed to everyone, asides from vulnerable children and children of…

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A teacher’s schedule can be relatively full-on. Teachers need to balance making lesson plans, setting homework and teaching, to name a few. Time management methods for teachers can help to organise this.   That’s why time management is crucial  for balancing all of the tasks teachers are faced with on a weekly basis.    …

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The term Grit was coined by Angela Duckworth. It can be defined as having passion and perseverance for achieving important long-term goals.   That is why Grit is a useful strategy for students to practice.  It teaches them to work hard and strive towards their goals. This poses the question: Can Grit be taught and…

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What motivates people to work? Many scholars have tried to answer this, creating their own theory.   An interesting motivation theory is Abraham Maslow’s Need Hierarchy. It is a theory of motivation which priorities our needs in order of importance. By doing so, they become easier to manage and reduces stress.   Maslow suggests that…

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Many of us are now working from home during these unprecedented times, including teachers. Which is why it can be challenging separating work from home life.   What is usually our living space is becoming our workspace, too. This means a lot of people are adapting to a work and home environment in the same…

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During these unprecedented times, we must learn to adapt to a new schedule and try to remain positive. But this isn’t always easy. Teachers are amongst the key workers who are under a large amount of stress and pressure to persevere during these times. That’s why prioritising mental health is essential, especially during these times…

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