All Careers Advice

  • Sasha Pleasance highlights barriers to the learning process and shares techniques and strategies teachers can use to help overcome them.
  • Tutoring across FE and HE comes with challenges - but CBHE is inspirational to so many students. Dr Chris Dows argues why all levels of delivery should work in conjunction with each other.
  • “Improve drawing, C+”. This was a teacher’s comment on a picture of a lion which I had carefully drawn at age 7 and is a perfect example of poor feedback, with a meaningless grade with no information as to how I should improve. But what makes for great feedback?
  • We are delighted to announce that college.jobs.ac.uk celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday 25th January 2017.
  • Curriculum, or learning support assistants (often abbreviated to CSA or LSA) play a vital role in the life of any Further Education College. If you find yourself teaching a group of learners with an LSA present, then it is well worth reflecting on the most productive way to build a strong working...
  • Perhaps the most important thing to remember during an Ofsted inspection, is that your learners still come first. Keep life as normal as possible for them and this will help you to stay calm during a potentially stressful week.
  • In 2017, the government will push ahead with the new Apprenticeship Levy (AL). Here we examine what this means for employers and apprenticeship providers.
  • We’ve all heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it’. This is especially true when it comes to writing your CV. You need to sell yourself on paper before you can get through the door for an interview.
  • Technology has primarily been the fall-back solution to face-to-face teaching until now. Some institutions have integrated technology into course content more than others, realising its potential for differentiation and enhanced learning through flipped classrooms.
  • The UK’s Health and Safety Executive study found that education professionals suffer from the highest rates of work-related stress and anxiety in the country.
  • Marking comprises a significant part of teachers’ workload. It is an inevitable part of the work we do, but it is an important one.
  • Professional development is generally defined as activities that develop a teacher's skills, knowledge, expertise and professional attributes.
  • Learning styles theories are now largely discredited, mainly because of the lack of any empirical evidence to support them but also because of the dangers of labelling students as specific ‘types’ of learners.
  • Questioning is one of the most important skills in teaching, but there is evidence to suggest that learners at all levels find many teachers are poor users of questions.
  • As the festive season marks the end of the autumn term, it also marks the beginning of a new year and a new term ahead. Time to review, revise, resolve and reboot.
  • As teachers we know how much is at stake for young people, so what can we do to help learners cope with the stress and the feelings of pressure that they may be experiencing?
  • We have all engaged in reflection, whether as part of our teacher training, or as part of our ongoing professional development once in the job.
  • There is so much software readily and freely available now that we really have no excuse to avoid it in our teaching.
  • Successive government policy reforms over the past two decades have changed the conditions in which teachers teach. These conditions have increased workload pressure on teachers and is a major contributing factor to the current recruitment and retention crisis in the profession.
  • Differentiation is integral to the principle of inclusion – it is about ensuring that all learners can access the curriculum. However, whilst a principled intention of education, it is a complex and often confusing term. The pursuit of accommodating the differences, and resultant needs, of every ...