Five Christmas ideas for your classroom

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Here are a few ideas you might explore in your classroom to examine elements of the festival of Christmas – you can relate them to all sorts of areas of study. History, music and the traditions of folklore: Deconstruct some popular carols – sing them first if you like! Who was Good King Wenceslas (a... Read more »

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Good reasons to take Marketing as a degree

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So what is marketing? There are many definitions of what ‘marketing’ really is, however The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) define marketing as “the management process for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably”, so to put that into real person terms, that means marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product... Read more »

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Do we receive a free education? Not really…

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State schools are free, right? Not any more, apparently. A study published in October 2014 by the Children’s Commission on Poverty showed that, on average, parents of state school pupils face annual bills of £800 per child. This pays for basics such as school meals, equipment, trips and school uniform. Uniform is the worst offender.... Read more »

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Teaching in challenging schools

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It’s difficult getting teachers to work in schools where the students are drawn from among the most disadvantaged households. And where they do, they sometimes suffer from the kind of low expectations which won’t help their pupils to achieve more and break out of the poverty trap. If you are a teacher, what would induce you... Read more »

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