Friend or Foe: Is The Internet an Effective Tool for Education?

Friend or Foe: Is The Internet an Effective Tool for Education?
Much has been made of the negative effects of the internet on young minds. Some battle its use vociferously, evidently believing that access to the online world can produce warped views of the world and even damage cognitive development in children. The truth, of course, is much more nuanced than anything so straightforward. In this post, we’re going to consider this matter, running through some pros and cons of using the internet as an educational tool and attempting to reach an overall conclusion about whether this linchpin of the modern world is a blessing or a blight for schools. Read More...

Improving School Attendance

Improving School Attendance
In the UK, more than 4.1 million children, approximately 11% of all students, miss 12 or more school days each year. The number of such absences varies geographically across towns, communities, and schools. Regular absenteeism can have negative consequences on learning and education in the long term. Read More...

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher
Teaching can sometimes be a challenging profession, but there are plenty of reasons why you should consider a career in teaching. Here are 10 of the main benefits of becoming a teacher. Read More...

6 Back to School Tips for Teachers After COVID-19

6 Back to School Tips for Teachers After COVID-19
There is a lot of pressure on teachers, we have witnessed the central role they play in our society and they will be playing a huge part to help support children through the transition back to normal school life. Whilst the ‘back to school’ rhetoric focuses on pupils, it’s the teachers who are under pressure - we must facilitate a smooth transition. Read More...

Exam Results Day 2020: A Teacher's Perspective

Exam Results Day 2020: A Teacher's Perspective
Exam results day can be a hugely stressful time for students and this year is likely to be especially difficult. Here a teacher and mindfulness coach, shares their perspective on the 2020 exam results process. Read More...

Are you interested in blogging for Kent-Teach?

Are you interested in blogging for Kent-Teach?
With over 14,000 visits to our blog every month our blog gives teachers, leaders and support staff hints, tips and guidance to succeed in a Kent school and make the most of life in Kent. We are now looking for more bloggers to join our talented pool of writers – are you interested? Read More...

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Locations in Kent

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Locations in Kent
Is there anything more traditionally English than an afternoon tea? Indulging in scones with clotted cream and jam and sipping on tea in the afternoon sun is a great way to unwind with family and friends. Read on for our top 5 afternoon tea locations in Kent. Read More...

Hurry up, I’m trying to relax!

Hurry up, I’m trying to relax!
Many teachers can attest that it can be hard to fully relax over the summer holidays when there are essays to mark and lesson plans to create. Educators often report experiencing a conflict of thoughts such as should I be planning? Am I making the best use of this time? Compared with the need to relax take some much-needed time out. Do you feel the same? Read More...

Simple First Aid Tips to Teach Your Child at Home

Simple First Aid Tips to Teach Your Child at Home
Learning first aid at school can be an important life skill that not only could save lives, but can also help children to become more independent. While most school-aged children are currently out of the classroom due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they can still learn basic first aid techniques by getting creative at home. Here are our top tips to help parents impart vital first aid and health and safety knowledge to children. Read More...
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