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The School Bell: A Necessary Evil? – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do we really need a school bell? We’ve all seen the cliché-filled school scene that features in most American dramas or sitcoms. You know the one. It’s where children are sitting at individual desks scrolling through their phones and throwing scrunched up notes in front of a teacher who apparently has no control over their students. The bell rings, prompting the children to surge towards the exit. Despite their best effort, with screeches of “The bell…

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The Importance Of Student Feedback – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know what your students think? Challenging behaviour, planning and assessment are constant challenges for teachers in the UK. These undoubtedly contribute to teacher burnout. To help remedy the bureaucracy, I have got into the habit of periodically seeking feedback from my children. It is always important to obtain feedback from children about their learning. Hearing the opinions of your students, no matter their age, is vital for continuous development, and it is for them…

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