Make sure your students are re-engaged

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Students have not been engaging with education during lockdown, so schools have a responsibility to make sure students are re-engaged.

The NFER found that a third of pupils are currently engaged with education. 90% of teachers have said that their pupils are doing less than they would normally produce.

The reasons for the lack of engagement are varied. However, schools have a responsibility to provide an education which is engaging for their pupils whether they are inside school or learning from home. This blog post can help.

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What the Government is doing to help disadvantaged students during lockdown

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Disadvantaged students are being offered free laptops and tablets to help with their studies.

This was one of the announcements by Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson in his speech at 10 Downing Street on Sunday.

Schools have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Children of key workers and vulnerable students are still required to attend. But should this move have come sooner? And what will it mean for disadvantaged pupils?

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Night school proposal: achieve your potential through online learning

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Part time learning was once accessed by tens of thousands of adults through night schools – but due to funding cuts, many institutions have had to close. Following Baroness Alison Wolf’s appointment as skills policy adviser to the prime minister, they could be set for a revival.  

Flexible learning is an essential option in education with a large number of people hoping to improve job and career prospects through further training. However, night school cutbacks have also coincided with an increase in online learning.

What are the benefits of night schools and online learning? And why are night schools set to be revived?

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5 simple strategies…to introduce debates into the classroom

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Confidence, logical reasoning, a power of persuasiveness – some of the positive strengths developed when practising debating skills – are critical to many career paths.

Yet introducing debating to the classroom (with all the chaos, and loud versus louder voices) does not always lead to a positive, well-reasoned and all-round constructive debate.

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How to Encourage Quiet Students to Participate in Class

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There is often frustration among teachers who cannot get the quiet students to participate in class, and as a result it is not uncommon for their names to be called out randomly in class – which can be very damaging to their confidence, especially if they do not know the answer.

So when it comes to teaching a class that has a couple of quiet students, here are a few tips for getting them to participate in class.

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