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How to build a positive teacher-student relationship

According to the American Psychological Association, building a positive relationship with students will develop a long-lasting influence on social-emotional and academic achievement. A successful teacher is not defined by just focusing on securing the highest academic results in the class. It’s about fostering a genuine interest in their well being and creating a nurturing learning environment where students feel cared

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Classroom Motivation: Ways To Successfully Engage Students

Distraction is everywhere nowadays. With social media and technology constantly at the forefront of people’s minds, capturing and retaining the attention of students seems harder than ever before. In order to overcome this struggle, we must understand how and what exactly motivates our students. Theories suggest humans are motivated to learn either through Extrinsic motivating factors, such as reward, or

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Bring Britsh Sign Language into the Classroom

British Sign Language Week happens in March every year, as it celebrates a special date, March 18th (2003), the day the UK government recognised BSL. Every day we see deaf young people achieving great things, and their enthusiasm and skills will make them great leaders of tomorrow. However, decisions are being made that are putting their futures in jeopardy. We

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10 Ways to Prepare for an Interview “Test” Lesson

It’s easy to let the pressures of the teacher application process get to you. Panic not, we have 10 questions that will help you to prepare for your demonstration lesson effectively: 1. Will I be given a set of instructions for the “test” lesson? You will be given an outline of what to teach, make sure you read this carefully

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Enterprise Programmes and Challenges For Your Students

What better way to get your students ready to go out into the real world than to set them the challenge of starting up their own enterprise. They can go head to head with their fellow classmates and compete to create the most successful business enterprise. There are a few sites which offer this service to schools. For most of

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