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The power of hugging (and the research behind it)

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” – Virginia Satir, American Author and

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What impact does group work have on cognitive load?

Group work is a staple part of any classroom. Not only has some research highlighted its potential benefits on improving students’ communication

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Rosenshine's sixth Principle of Instruction: Check for understanding

One of the biggest challenges facing educators is ensuring that our students are learning what we are teaching them. And more to the point, how do we

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Technology in the classroom: the advantages and disadvantages

It is arguably education's biggest debate at the moment: does technology in the classroom help or hinder student achievement? With such amazing

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Rosenshine's fifth Principle of Instruction: Practise using new material

Just how important and powerful is practicing?

For his fifth principle, Rosenshine stated that the most successful teachers are those that spend as

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Teacher assessments: cognitive biases to keep in mind

Earlier this year, the government announced that, with GCSE and A Level exams cancelled for 2021, students’ grades will be determined by teachers.

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Rosenshine's fourth Principle of Instruction: Provide models and worked examples

Helping their students become independent learners is an important goal for most teachers. However, like with most things in education, students need

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How to boost your classroom culture after lockdown

After months of ‘classroom’ meaning students’ dining room tables or bedroom desks and a screen, creating a positive classroom culture at school is

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