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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Preparing and Planning for Sickness as a Teacher

As a teacher, it’s all too easy to get ill at work. Schools are a hotbed for illness, and, sooner or later, it’s going to be passed on to you. First things first: do away with that teacher guilt that all school staff are burdened with. If you’re not well, you can’t do much about it, and you won’t be much use in the classroom anyway. Everybody gets sick; it’s okay to admit it. If you struggle through your illness to go in to work, you could end up making the problem worse and need even more time off to compensate. You...

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Creative Solutions to the Plastic-Free Classroom

Plastic. It’s the dirty word nobody wants to hear. Whatever we do in our day-to-day lives, from public transport to the very food we eat, plastic is everywhere. While we may not have been aware of the dangers of plastics while growing up, the current generation of children are more in-touch with the dangers of pollution than any preceding it. This is largely attributed to David Attenborough’s work with Blue Planet II, but there’s also increasing societal pressure to find a solution to this problem – pressure that was made clear by the introduction of the supermarket carrier bag tariff. Today’s children...

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