Minus or Negative?

There are a lot of misconceptions around negative numbers (see this post) and I sometimes wonder if this is down to confusion caused by the language we use when describing a number that is below zero. I know some maths teachers interchange between calling something negative or minus depending on the situation or the mood they are in. Outside […]

Teacher Wellbeing Hack

In order for us teachers to look after the wellbeing of our students, it is imperative that we first look at ourselves. With excessive workloads and pressure becoming the norm, it is no wonder that 67% of teachers claim that their job has adversely impacted their mental or physical health. The summer holidays is the perfect time to […]

Engaging parents

Involving parents is one of the most powerful ways of engaging young people with their learning and furthering their motivation to achieve. There are whole school strategies for supporting parental involvement but this post will focus on what you can do as a classroom teacher.