Month: October 2018

What is formative assessment and does it work in schools?

Formative assessment, when done right, can have a significant impact on children’s learning and academic achievements. It’s a collaborative effort between the pupils and the class teacher. The approach encourages peer talk, clear learning objectives and frequent feedback. The term is interchangeable with ‘Assessment for Learning’. Formative assessment involves a constant dialogue between teaching and …

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How ICT/Computing Can Make Mathematics Fun For Children

ICT, or computing, is something that teachers often seem scared to use with their class; however, Computing in Maths can enable the subject to be more fun, engaging and accessible for those who struggle with it otherwise. Mathematics has many associations and links to computing skills, including programming, computer controls, and systems. Similarly, as with computing, …

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Why Choose A PGCE For Your Teacher Training Year?

Currently, there are many government incentives to take up teacher training in the UK. However, you should be choosing the career path for the love of working with children for their benefit not just the money! It’s a tough job, the teacher training process can be challenging and let’s face it, as a teacher you are …

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