Yearly Archives: 2014

Learning a new language

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Studies have shown that the best time to learn a new language is when you are a child. People often say that a child’s brain is like a sponge and just keeps absorbing new information, and learning language is much easier to do when you are younger. Most schools in the UK teach at least one other language – this is often either French, German or Spanish, some offer more.

If you have the opportunity to learn an additional language then you should grab it with both hands. With the huge increase in online activity and worldwide trading, employers are often looking for people that are multilingual and if you have this skill you may find that you can land that dream job a lot easier than you thought.


Even if you do not need it for a job, it is a great skill to have in life. There may be many times when yo encounter people who speak a foreign language either in the UK or away on holiday and if you can have a conversation with them it can make things a lot easier.

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Top Tips for a Successful Career as a Teacher

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 7:12 am

Education is equally as important in today’s society the same way in which food, shelter and clothing is. Things have changed to an extent that: at the moment, teaching jobs are not only serve as a noble initiative of high ranking scholars but also as a reasonably profitable and rewarding Endeavour. In fact, at the moment, teaching jobs are available in plenty. Interesting thing is they all pay quite well. This being the case, if being a teacher has been one of your childhood dreams then trust me there is absolutely no better time than now.

There are already several educational institutions across the globe. What’s more, several others are being set up in prime locations across the globe to meet the world wide need for education. This being the case, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the training of teachers. This has since helped make sure that the subjects which are taught are not only sciences, art and commerce but also other crafts such as music, dance etc. from this, it is clearly evident that the pay is most likely to be good compared to back when teaching jobs were not being taken seriously.  (more…)

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One to one tuition

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

In education it certainly is the case that one size does not fit all.

How children learn and develop can vary greatly depending on many factors such as age of the child, gender and the current academic level of the child.

When teaching in a class of twenty-plus children, catering for all the different learning styles can be nigh on impossible so with limited TA’s (teaching assistants) available what can be done to improve education for the children who need a little extra help but do not qualify for their own TA?

More and more parents are now investing money in getting extra tuition for their children outside of school hours to improve their chances of obtaining higher academic achievements. These one on one sessions can cover all subjects on the curriculum and can be focused around the learning style of the child to get the best results from the sessions.

Some parents feel that they should not have to pay extra for this form of education and that the onus should be on schools to provide small group tuition to boost the overall exam statistics of the school as well as the individual results of each pupil.

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Do teachers have too much holiday?

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

As a teacher you may often hear the phrase, oh what are you moaning about, you get loads of holiday don’t’ you? Yes, teachers do get more holiday than maybe people in other professions, but with the perks of the additional holiday comes some challenges too.

A teaching job is very stressful and unlike some other jobs you cannot pick and choose when you have time off. Holidays are always going to be expensive as school holidays are peak times and you will have to accept that most places you go will be full of children on their school holidays.

The working day for a teacher may seem relatively short, 9-5, but if you ask a teacher, they are normally working 7.30-5.30 and then still have marking, parents evenings and school fates, trips etc. to add on top of that.

Obviously for many teachers the perks and fulfillment they get out of teaching outweighs these negative points, but extended holidays are not all it is about.



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Putting in place the new curriculum

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

A new national curriculum has been introduced for England this term. A major review is also ongoing in Wales. New requirements can put teachers under a lot of added pressure if they are hastily introduced, as in England. The National Union for Teachers is urging teachers to try not to panic. It is the teacher who makes the curriculum work for the learners. Governments can not do that.

Schools do not have to have every element in place from day one as the curricula specify coverage over time, not in one single term or year. Ideally schools will develop the curriculum as they go along and it should be developed by the profession so it meets the needs of the pupils not just to meet the national curriculum requirements.

There are sources online that allow you access to materials and details of conferences designed to help schools with these changes.


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Different jobs available within education

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

If you want to work in the education industry, there are many roles available and you do not just have to become a teacher. Education ranges from nursery / childminding positions through to schools and adult learning. They all have the same goals, to teach a person a skill or qualification required for a job or for life in general. You could also work in any of these settings in a more administrative role, which may be more suited to what you enjoy doing. All roles in education can be very rewarding and not all of them require you to have a degree. To become a teaching assistant for example, is reasonably straight forward and can be an entry in to a more teaching based role. Careers advisor positions are massively important in the education industry and provide a link between schools and the work place, often advising pupils on what routes they need to take to gain a job in their chosen profession.

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Learning and training courses online

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm

There are many learning and training courses and qualifications that can now be taken online. These types of courses have many advantages and are becoming more and more popular. Often you may find that learning in this way is less costly than having to attend a college or university as there are fewer overheads involved so they can bring the fees down. Also this is a great opportunity for people that need to fit training in around their current job or lifestyle.

It can mean that you do not have to travel or that you may only be required to travel to take a final exam which again will save you time and money. Some students find that learning at home works better for them as they can take a break when needed and stop and start when they need, learning in this way does also require a certain level of discipline though to ensure you complete the work on time.

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4 tips when looking for supply teaching jobs

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

There are a number of ways to find the job of your dreams if you are planning on becoming a supply teacher. In fact, recent developments in technology have made it easier to find supply teaching jobs in the UK, although many individuals are still unsure where the best places are online to look. Here are some tips when looking for supply teacher jobs UK.

1. Complete your CV

A good CV will often be the first piece of information a prospective employer will see about you, so make sure your CV is well-written and up-to-date. The document should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 paper, and should include your educational history, any work experience or internships you have undertaken, and the necessary teaching experience required for a role. Make sure you explain the qualities you have to make a good supply teacher, and the training you have undertaken in the past that will further your career. A professional careers advisor will be able to look through your CV and suggest ways you can improve the document. Although there will be a fee for the service, it could help you out in the long run.

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Becoming an Entrepreneur

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

Starting your own business can be quite intimidating. But it need not be as stressful as you may think. Maybe you have an idea of a new product you want to launch or maybe you have been working in an industry and noticed an area that you think could be improved or has not yet been developed. Whatever your idea is the basics are the same for most.

First of all you need to create a business plan of your idea and then detail the market for the product or service. Once you have this you can then start to work out costs – overheads and materials and then what you plan to sell it for. This will allow you to see if you can make money in what you are proposing.

Many people are not happy in their current job and becoming an entrepreneur allows you to be your own boss.

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Learning a New Language on the Computer

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

Learning a new language has always improved your options in life. Today, learning another language can immeasurably improve your professional outlook, both in terms of your options, and with how much pay you can demand from your employer. This isn’t surprising, as knowing a second or third language improves a business’s ability to market to other countries and cultures. It means they have a resource in the company that they would otherwise not have.

Learning a new language has been made a lot easier in recent years, with the new ability to learn over computer. This way, not unlike learning by cassette tape, requires you to parrot back words in the new language, followed by the translation; the difference is that learning by computer offers the added benefit of putting you in touch with tutors, regardless of the distance between the two of you. This is useful, as it allows an objective professional to help to review your progress, and develop an individual plan for continuing the education.

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