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"20.10.2016 10:52:30" theguardian.com Children need to know stress is normal, not necessarily a mental health problem Some students have have a genuine diagnosis, but schools should teach that feeling down sometimes is just part of growing up
"19.10.2016 15:38:17" theguardian.com 'It's not a victimless crime' – the murky business of buying academic essays Students are spending as little as £20 for essays online, but the cost to academia is immeasurable. We need fight back against this damaging industry
"19.10.2016 13:53:38" theguardian.com Why I refuse to pay my university rent Overpriced accommodation is changing student life for the worse – so I've gone on strike 'For me, living in student accommodation led to intense isolation and stress. I felt I had no control – until I went on rent strike.'
"18.10.2016 10:32:30" theguardian.com My final year at Oxford, when I felt punished for having ME For centuries Oxford has 'rusticated' students – expelled them to their family home in the country – and those who are ill receive the same treatment After weeks of distressing negotiations, I was allowed to suspend my studies for a year – with conditions. I was not allowed anywhere on college grounds (where all my friends lived) for the year. Worse, I would have to sit six hours of exams and achieve a
"18.10.2016 09:40:10" theguardian.com How should schools spend pupil premium funding? Governors will feel the heat from Ofsted if money for disadvantaged pupils doesn't yield results. They must ensure every penny has an impact
"17.10.2016 15:27:03" theguardian.com Five myths about studying law, debunked Studying law is full of unexpected twists and turns – and in the end, you may not even turn into a lawyer 'Law students sometimes embark on their chosen course without knowing what exactly they've let themselves in for.'
"15.10.2016 08:22:05" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: pupils are force-fed maths they'll never use again Theorems, vectors and quadratic equations – what use is all that to most people? Let's instead have fewer, more focused classes
"14.10.2016 11:51:00" theguardian.com Most Britons do not see foreign students as immigrants, survey shows Poll show less than a quarter of adults think of foreign students as immigrants, while two thirds say overseas students are positive for the local economy A poll shows less than a quarter of adults think of foreign students as immigrants, while two thirds say overseas students are positive for the local economy.
"14.10.2016 11:39:42" theguardian.com Studying the empire: can history students avoid pitfalls of the past? Understanding Britain's colonial history is essential, but dealing with racist sources can be a huge challenge. World history graduate Pooja Kawa shares her views Studying history: How should we use source material from Britain's colonial past?
"13.10.2016 09:16:45" theguardian.com Paralympians head back to uni: 'It's not a normal student life' They may have qualified for Rio, but essays won't write themselves. And that's just one of the obstacles facing student Paralympians They may have qualified for Rio, but essays won't write themselves.
"13.10.2016 08:43:12" theguardian.com Plugging the gap: schools forced to find new sources of funding Schools used to ask parents for donations or rent out space when they needed money for extras. Now they do it to survive Schools used to ask parents for donations or rent out space when they needed money for extras. Now they do it to survive
"12.10.2016 10:15:55" theguardian.com The problem of perfectionism: five tips to help your students Striving for perfection doesn't only make young people unhappy – it also affects their development. Here are some ways to get your pupils to think differently Striving for perfection doesn't just make young people unhappy – it also affects their development. Here are some ways teachers and parents can help students to think differently
"11.10.2016 16:16:46" theguardian.com Long hours and low pay: why England's teachers face burnout Long hours, low starting pay and limited access to professional development put teachers at risk of burn out Full-time teachers in secondary schools in England now work an average of 48.2 hours per week. This is the third highest out of 36 education authorities surveyed worldwide. It is also 19% longer than the OECD average.
"11.10.2016 10:16:24" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn wants to abolish nuclear weapons – but not the 11-plus Shame on us for keeping every existing grammar school in the face of all the facts Amid the hot air about inclusion, a resolution to the Labour party conference calling for an end to the 11-plus was watered down by the leadership – leaving Labour's policy on the existing grammars much the same as in the Blair years
"10.10.2016 16:14:00" theguardian.com Universities urged to work harder to recruit disadvantaged students Report from Universities UK says access rates among white working-class men also need improving to boost social mobility 'The evidence provides a stark reminder of the work that still needs to be done to improve social mobility.'
"10.10.2016 10:58:51" theguardian.com Pivoting postgrads: how to change direction to win that dream job Undergraduate degrees don't always lead to the career you wanted, but postgraduate study can alter your path. Undergraduate degrees don't always lead to the career you wanted, but postgraduate study can alter your path. Here's some expert advice.
"08.10.2016 08:52:02" theguardian.com Is the internet killing our brains? The internet gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory and attention spans? The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?
"08.10.2016 06:05:00" Timeline Photos Secret Teacher: students aren't your friends, so please don't call them 'mate'
"06.10.2016 16:00:44" theguardian.com Cramped classes and staff cuts: school budgets pushed to breaking point For years politicians have promised a fairer funding formula but headteachers, already facing rising costs, are waiting in limbo – and they warn the situation is untenable "As a headteacher I found it incredibly painful to say to staff: I'm going to have to make many of you redundant"
"05.10.2016 15:31:40" Timeline Photos Which areas receive the least school funding?
Find out more on our special school funding series: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/oct/05/cramped-classes-and-staff-cuts-school-budgets-pushed-to-breaking-point
"05.10.2016 14:25:36" theguardian.com 'Would you say that word in a Chinese takeaway?': schools fight racism head-on As hate crime rises after the Brexit vote, primary schools are redoubling efforts to counter racist views – and research shows why it really matters Statistics show children whose families suffer racist abuse are likely to do less well at school. Pupils whose mothers experienced racism performed worse than others in spatial and non-verbal reasoning tests at age five
"05.10.2016 13:02:51" theguardian.com Why is the school funding system so unfair? – explainer Schools in some parts of the country receive thousands of pounds more per pupil than others – and pressure is mounting for politicians to fix this Schools in some parts of the country receive thousands of pounds more per pupil than others. Why is the system so unfair?
"05.10.2016 10:01:08" theguardian.com Cramped classes and staff cuts: school budgets pushed to breaking point For years politicians have promised a fairer funding formula but headteachers, already facing rising costs, are waiting in limbo – and they warn the situation is untenable For years politicians have promised a fairer funding formula but headteachers, already facing rising costs, are waiting in limbo – and they warn the situation is untenable
"04.10.2016 13:36:15" theguardian.com School with guns, knives and fire on the timetable – and Ofsted loves it Should schools be more willing to embrace danger to give students confidence? One headteacher explains why he thinks so 'Every school can take risks and engage in "dangerous" activities, in the same way that I have done so at my school for years. No one is stopping them'
"01.10.2016 08:31:08" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure The unrelenting pressure of the job tipped me into depression. After almost 20 years, I've realised that it's just not worth it
"28.09.2016 17:00:02" theguardian.com 'I don't like this election': will millennials, the biggest generation, turn out to vote? Clinton and Trump need every vote they can get in the battleground of Nevada. But young people in Reno say they're not convinced by either one This election year, millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation. There are almost as many eligible voters among the 18-to-35 set as there are among 52-to-70-year-olds. But the question is: will they turn out to vote?
"28.09.2016 14:31:15" theguardian.com 'It builds confidence and independence': the many benefits of making pupils into mentors From help with homework to tackling attendance, students are teaming up to support each other in peer mentoring schemes
"28.09.2016 09:46:36" theguardian.com Academic staff: we graduate teaching assistants need you to fight for us The plight of broke PhD students doing hours of unpaid work is scandalous. We need permanent staff and unions to acknowledge this, and help
"27.09.2016 11:01:03" theguardian.com Through fantasy, children face their fears and become braver Stories of the imagination are a great classroom tool, taking children to new worlds and teaching them to question their own Why every classroom needs some fantasy
"24.09.2016 08:44:55" theguardian.com Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers? A rare condition in which brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients has prompted researchers to explore our hidden potential In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us
"24.09.2016 08:04:47" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: becoming an academy destroyed my school The government wants schools to join multi-academy trusts, but I've seen the dark side: a culture of fear, failure and back-stabbing. I won't work in one again
"23.09.2016 11:29:05" theguardian.com What makes a brilliant board of governors? Governing boards play a vital role in schools, so they must be empowered to ask challenging questions and offer support
"23.09.2016 09:36:45" theguardian.com The reward for good teaching? We can push learners deeper into debt The new Teaching Excellence Framework is based on crude metrics and is both methodologically and conceptually flawed
"22.09.2016 10:31:47" theguardian.com Five ways to create a happy form group A class works best when pupils understand one another and know how to cooperate. Here are some simple ways to build team spirit Teachers – how well does your form group know one another?
"21.09.2016 15:57:38" theguardian.com Teachers, your local university could the best resource you'll ever have From Tudor history workshops to DNA research, teachers are teaming up with academics to inspire young people
"21.09.2016 09:45:36" theguardian.com 50 Under 50 ranking: the best young universities in the world The latest list sees Asian and Australian institutions excel, as well as those with science and tech expertise
"20.09.2016 10:46:24" theguardian.com No desks but lots of enthusiasm: what it's like to teach in a refugee camp When two UK primary teachers volunteered to teach in a refugee camp in Greece, they had to start from scratch – with tarpaulin and a whiteboard
"17.09.2016 09:08:14" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I'm being punished for working part-time Juggling childcare with work is hard enough, but it's worse when unsupportive colleagues expect you to work 24/7
"16.09.2016 15:58:20" theguardian.com Is this the solution to the teacher workload crisis? No more than two extra hours of work a day – that's the recommendation of the new Fair Workload Charter, which launched today in Nottingham
"16.09.2016 10:36:07" theguardian.com 'I hadn't read a book before prison – now I'm starting my PhD' Homelessness. War. Poverty. Meet the students who overcame towering obstacles to get their master's degrees 'Once you've reached a point of no return, it's like pushing a boulder down a hill – it gathers momentum and won't stop.'
"16.09.2016 09:29:57" theguardian.com I failed my 11-plus – but I passed my PhD Rejection at the age of 11 is a bewildering blow that robs a child of opportunities. I have my mother to thank for my later academic success
"14.09.2016 13:32:23" theguardian.com Meditation made my students calmer, kinder and more focused They were wriggly at first, but now my pupils have the relaxation techniques they need to deal with stress
"14.09.2016 11:51:13" theguardian.com Freshers: is your fancy dress costume racist? There's a fine line between cultural exchange and racism – wearing sexy or 'ironic' versions of other people's national dress might not go down well From Guardian Students:
Where's the line drawn between cultural exchange and racism when it comes to your freshers fancy dress?
"13.09.2016 17:07:56" theguardian.com How a global adventure can refresh your school's thinking British pupils have been playing ukelele in Uganda and finding out why South Koreans are terrified of Donald Trump
"13.09.2016 16:04:00" theguardian.com Sexual harassment in schools: a guide for teachers Are you doing enough to challenge sexist comments? Are you making gender-based assumptions? Creating a safe classroom means asking tough questions
"10.09.2016 09:42:05" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I wish my colleagues would stop moaning I love this job and can't imagine doing anything else. But the culture of constant complaining has me hiding from other staff
"08.09.2016 14:19:03" theguardian.com Debate: should schools send pupils home for wearing the wrong uniform? Parents in Kent protested against a school's decision to send 50 children away for breaking the rules on clothing. Was the headteacher right? Parents in Kent protested against a school's decision to send 50 children away for breaking the rules on clothing. Was the headteacher right?
"07.09.2016 16:02:15" theguardian.com Five lessons young people can learn from the Paralympics Psychologists have identified traits that enable Paralympians to flourish. Here's how you can use them in your classroom Give your students a winning mindset...
"07.09.2016 11:31:06" theguardian.com Graduate tax: a short history of a long-lasting bad idea It's been lauded by the soft left for more than a decade, but a graduate tax has never materialised. That's because it doesn't work
"07.09.2016 08:54:34" theguardian.com How to use classroom conversation to improve learning Discussion is a powerful tool in helping students to understand new concepts, but it needs to be inclusive and structured Discussion is a powerful tool in helping students to understand new concepts, but it needs to be inclusive and structured
"06.09.2016 09:34:23" theguardian.com How Britain's old empire lives on in universities From racist 'banter' to Eurocentric degrees, higher education is haunted by Britain's colonial past. But what does it mean to students? From racist 'banter' to Eurocentric history degrees, higher education is haunted by Britain's colonial past. But what does it mean to students?
"06.09.2016 09:31:41" theguardian.com UK universities tumble in world rankings amid Brexit concerns Uncertainty over research funding and immigration rules blamed for decline, as Cambridge slips out of top three for first time "While the performance of many western European institutions – in France, Portugal, Germany and Italy – has declined, the most significant falls have been in the UK where universities have seen a real-terms cut to government funding for research."
"05.09.2016 19:16:24" theguardian.com Top 200 universities in the world 2016: the global trends As the latest QS world university rankings are released, we take an overview of the results – and it looks like money talks
"03.09.2016 09:56:11" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: schools are in crisis – parents, we need your help We're facing staff shortages, a funding crisis and painful redundancies, but the government just won't listen to us
"01.09.2016 15:51:34" theguardian.com Ask the experts: do multi-academy trusts really improve school results? The government says Mats are the most efficient way for schools to collaborate – but research suggests it isn't so clear cut The government says Mats are the most efficient way for schools to collaborate – but research suggests it isn't so clear cut
"31.08.2016 09:43:43" theguardian.com Great expectations: how to help your students fulfil their potential When you believe in your pupils, they will believe in themselves. Here's how to create a culture of positivity in your classes
"30.08.2016 13:53:03" theguardian.com 10 things to consider before renting for the first time Leaving the campus bubble to let your first home can be a scary prospect. Stay safe and secure by doing your research Moving out of halls? Here are 10 things to consider when renting your first place:
"27.08.2016 06:19:57" theguardian.com Secret supply teacher: we're used to trouble from students. If only we had support from staff We barely get a hello, and our instructions are woefully thin. Is it any wonder we struggle to deliver worthwhile lessons?
"25.08.2016 12:48:39" theguardian.com Could you pass a maths GCSE exam? Do you remember anything your maths teacher taught you? Have a go at our quiz with questions from last year's higher tier paper by the AQA exam board. Calculators may be used only from questions 1-6 How good is your maths? Try out our GCSE quiz to find out
"25.08.2016 10:54:54" theguardian.com Could you pass a French GCSE exam? – quiz How bon is your French vocab? Test your skills with these questions from real GCSE exam papers Is your French vocab super or affreux? Try our quiz and find out
"25.08.2016 10:28:27" theguardian.com GCSE results day 2016: UK students get their grades – live As pupils across the country found out their results, we bring you the latest reactions from schools, young people and experts As pupils across the country found out their results, we bring you the latest reactions from schools, young people and experts
"25.08.2016 09:25:05" theguardian.com Students are building apps with a social conscience Under-35s are leading the charge in the app market, accounting for over half of developers in the UK. But these pioneers aren't just out for themselves Under-35s are leading the charge in the app market, accounting for over half of developers in the UK. But these pioneers aren't just out for themselves
"22.08.2016 10:02:35" theguardian.com Clearing is a gamble for worried students – and I lost The system works well for some, but the panic of finding a place can lead to bad choices. I wish I'd thought it through New on the Student blog: The Clearing system works well for some, but the panic of finding a place can lead to bad choices. I wish I'd thought it through
"20.08.2016 08:32:17" theguardian.com Does music really help you concentrate? 'I won't be able to focus if you turn that off,' a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they're right? 'I won't be able to focus if you turn that off,' a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they're right?
"20.08.2016 07:48:33" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: why do people love to judge us so much? We have to defend our holidays, our working hours, our lessons – and we turn on each other too. Please, give us a break
"18.08.2016 10:44:55" theguardian.com Live Q&A: A-level results and Clearing If you missed the A-level results you needed for university, our experts are on hand to help out. Join them from 1–3pm on Thursday 18 August Didn't get the A-level results you need? Don't panic – you could still get into university yet.
Send us your Clearing and Adjustment queries and we'll put them to our panellists at 2pm:
"17.08.2016 16:03:21" theguardian.com Keep disappointed students away from Facebook on results day Students who miss their grades could feel even worse when they see lots of happy faces on social media. Here's how to help them stay positive "August brings exams results for students across the UK – and for most young people that means facing a social media landscape awash with celebration... But what about the ones who are disappointed with their grades?"
"16.08.2016 09:34:42" theguardian.com Can students still get their A-levels re-marked? A dramatic rise in the number of schools challenging GCSE, AS and A-level grades has resulted in a clampdown. So what now? The exam regulator, Ofqual, says too many schools have been asking for re-marks, so it has issued new guidance to exam boards on how to handle such requests. What does this mean for schools, pupils and parents?
"16.08.2016 09:18:59" theguardian.com Live Q&A: A-level results and Clearing If you missed the A-level results you needed for university, our experts are on hand to help out. Join them from 1–3pm on Thursday 18 August Any questions about Clearing? Put them to our experts for a Live Q&A on Thursday
"15.08.2016 11:31:02" theguardian.com Five go through Clearing – and come out smiling Missing out on your preferred university courses can seem like the end of the world but, as these five demonstrate, Clearing can quickly get you back on track 'My heart was so set on the University of Nottingham that when I got the email, all I could read was: “You have not been successful.”'
"13.08.2016 07:07:14" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: students need to know bad grades aren't the end of the world Pressure to hit targets means we can accidentally panic our students. They need to know disappointing grades aren't the end of the world
"12.08.2016 12:19:59" theguardian.com Student surveys are destroying my confidence I'm a new academic and I keep being told that my lectures are boring. Is this really the best way to develop as a teacher?
"10.08.2016 13:41:29" theguardian.com A school governor's guide to dealing with GCSE results When the final marks are in, the work is only just beginning for governing boards. Whether the news is good or bad, here's what you need to know When the final marks are in, the work is only just beginning for school governing boards. Whether the news is good or bad, here's what you need to
"10.08.2016 12:42:43" theguardian.com Struggling to write? Take some tips from Charles Darwin Charles Darwin's work is a masterclass in how to structure research and craft your arguments
"09.08.2016 14:47:29" theguardian.com Could you ace the 11-plus? – quiz This week's Secret Teacher argued too much pressure is being put on children to pass grammar school entrance exams. Can teachers and parents ace the test? Take our quiz to find out
"06.08.2016 09:18:02" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: people think teaching is easier in private schools. They're wrong Racism, bullying and expecting money to buy top marks – I've seen it all while training at an independent school
"05.08.2016 12:09:09" theguardian.com How can we combat the teacher shortage in deprived areas? I don't blame colleagues for leaving schools in areas hit hard by the recruitment crisis – we need to reward them for staying
"05.08.2016 09:22:41" theguardian.com A blind student's guide to choosing a university Can you get the bus to campus? Are electronic books available? Here are the main things to consider before you apply A blind student's guide to choosing a university
"05.08.2016 09:14:45" theguardian.com I'm a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer We should not have to parade ourselves on social media to please our employers or be considered enthusiastic Why should academics have to parade themselves on social media to please their employers? A PhD student speaks out
"03.08.2016 16:52:36" theguardian.com 'Losing my maintenance grant means £80,000 of debt. It's daunting' How will UK students cope now that living costs are no longer covered by grants? Guardian readers share their thoughts How will UK students cope now that living costs are no longer covered by grants? Guardian readers share their thoughts
"03.08.2016 13:24:12" theguardian.com Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy? Learning analytics is becoming an increasingly popular way of improving learning and cutting drop-out rates – but critics question the impact on privacy
"02.08.2016 10:47:43" theguardian.com Is fashion law as glamorous as it sounds? You could bag invites to catwalk shows, but it's not all botox and bolly. Being a successful fashion lawyer takes rigour and long hours You could bag invites to catwalk shows, but it's not all botox and bolly. Being a successful fashion lawyer takes rigour and long hours
"02.08.2016 10:00:21" theguardian.com Lights, camera, action, learning: how film club inspired my students It started with a projector and extra large sheet, now Anson Primary School uses film across the curriculum to bring lessons to life It started with a projector and extra large sheet, now Anson Primary School uses film across the curriculum to bring lessons to life
"01.08.2016 12:54:53" theguardian.com Are you a student affected by the loss of maintenance grants? Grants worth about £3,500 will be replaced with additional loans – we want to hear from you if you are affected by the change now in effect Are you a student affected by the loss of maintenance grants?
"31.07.2016 13:09:54" theguardian.com Meet Shitty: the internet's favourite self-deprecating watercolourist Illustrator Hector Janse van Rensberg – better known online as Shitty Watercolour – recalls the first time he put brush to paper From Guardian Students:
Meet Shitty: the internet's favourite self-deprecating watercolourist
"30.07.2016 09:35:40" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: parents, I wish I could tell you how brilliant your children are My pupils are kind, hilarious and inquisitive, but the reports I send home can only talk about narrow academic targets "When the time comes to write reports, I am only allowed to comment on academic work – and even this must be done through the prism of targets. I cannot discuss the things that make my pupils unique. So here are the things I wish I could have said to
"29.07.2016 14:21:56" theguardian.com Help! I'm a postgrad: how to combat the stress of doing a master's Deadlines are looming, you're broke, and student parties are a distant memory. Being a postgrad is tough at times, but you don't have to suffer in silence Deadlines are looming, you're broke and student parties are a distant memory. Being a postgrad is tough at times, but you don't have to suffer in
"29.07.2016 10:22:54" theguardian.com I'm afraid my crippling shyness will ruin my career Networking is the name of the game in academia, but I'm terrified of talking to people and find myself hiding away "Every now and then there will be a kind-hearted person who sees you standing on your own and invites you over to join them. These people are lovely, but they only make things worse. I can't help but wonder what they must think as they take pity on me."
"28.07.2016 09:16:17" theguardian.com Quiz: match the celebrities to their degrees Who's the comedian with a degree in electrical engineering, the supermodel with an MA in public health? Take our quiz on the academic secrets of the stars Who's the comedian with a degree in electrical engineering, the supermodel with an MA in public health? Take our quiz on the academic secrets of the stars
"27.07.2016 16:06:00" theguardian.com Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked It's not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by 'learning styles' – let's cut this nonsense from classrooms It's not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by 'learning styles' – let's cut this nonsense from classrooms
"27.07.2016 14:18:11" theguardian.com Victims of revenge porn turn to students for legal advice Law students at Queen Mary, University of London, combine their academic knowledge with social media savvy to help victims of angry ex-lovers Law students at Queen Mary, University of London, combine their academic knowledge with social media savvy to help victims of angry ex-lovers
"27.07.2016 14:17:29" theguardian.com 'I met Roger Federer!' – my first work placement in fashion Want to get a job in the fashion industry? These interns prove that running errands around the office is a good way to start From Guardian Careers:
Want to get a job in the fashion industry? These interns prove that running errands around the office is a good way to start
"27.07.2016 10:33:16" theguardian.com Joining a multi-academy trust? Ask these questions first Forging a partnership with other schools can help to share resources and save cash. But there are risks to consider The government wants more schools to join Mats – but there are risks to consider. What key questions should schools ask before taking this irreversible decision?
"25.07.2016 13:40:21" theguardian.com Victims of revenge porn turn to students for legal advice Law students at Queen Mary, University of London, combine their academic knowledge with social media savvy to help victims of angry ex-lovers Law students at Queen Mary, University of London, combine their academic knowledge with social media savvy to help victims of angry ex-lovers
"25.07.2016 09:52:23" theguardian.com Why I started an LGBT club at my all-girls school As a young LGBT student, I needed support and solidarity – so I set up a society with my friends to help others "We expected about 15 people to come to our first meeting – only a small number of students attend our school, after all. We certainly didn't expect the session to attract 50 students."
"23.07.2016 08:57:32" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice When we read a brilliant story, do we exclaim: “I loved how Charles Dickens used that semi-colon to separate two independent clauses” or “I like Roald Dahl but I wish he had used the passive voice a little more often”?
"22.07.2016 09:21:56" theguardian.com No drink, no drugs: what's drawing young people to teetotal festivals? Most festivals depend on drinks company promotions. But some festival-goers prefer their music booze-free From Guardian Students:
No drink, no drugs: what's drawing young people to teetotal festivals?
"21.07.2016 10:25:12" theguardian.com Environmental studies: the schools being powered by nature Children learn better when the outdoors comes into the classroom – and the benefits extend beyond academic achievement Children learn better when the outdoors comes into the classroom – and the benefits extend beyond academic achievement
"20.07.2016 15:10:07" theguardian.com Is speed reading a waste of time? Lots of apps promise to accelerate the way you take in information, but researchers raise questions about how much is retained Lots of apps promise to accelerate the way you take in information, but researchers raise questions about how much is retained
"19.07.2016 13:32:37" theguardian.com Do you have what it takes to switch to law? Law requires a range of skills that may seem daunting to prospective students from other academic fields – but you may be better prepared than you think Law requires a range of skills that may seem daunting to prospective students from other academic fields – but you may be better prepared than you think
"17.07.2016 10:03:01" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: my school tried to stop me being openly gay Unlike other members of staff, I was urged not to discuss my home life with my students. How can we tackle homophobia when we refuse to be honest with young people? "I don't want my students to think I am ashamed of my sexuality."
"16.07.2016 08:09:03" theguardian.com Politicians, stop squabbling about education and agree a long-term plan Establishing a cross-party committee to set long-term education policy would provide the stability, vision and consistent leadership teachers are crying out for As a new Education Secretary takes up her post, why do we entrust education to the whim of the government of the day?
"15.07.2016 14:35:06" theguardian.com How to work for your festival ticket Too skint to watch Biffy Clyro? You may want to consider volunteering as a festival steward to avoid those eye-popping entry fees Guardian Students: Too skint to watch Biffy Clyro? You may want to consider volunteering as a festival steward to avoid those eye-popping entry fees
"14.07.2016 10:21:06" theguardian.com www.theguardian.com "New prime minister Theresa May was notoriously hostile to international students in her previous role as home secretary. She tightened visa requirements last year and made it more difficult for international students to work in the UK after graduating.
"13.07.2016 16:45:00" theguardian.com The teacher recruitment crisis: views from the frontline As a new report reveals the extent of the shortage facing the teaching profession, we ask our community about the impact it is having on their classrooms The teacher recruitment crisis - reports from the front line.
"13.07.2016 11:43:00" theguardian.com A quick guide to shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, for teachers Pregnant at 16 and without the magic five A*-C grade GCSEs, this MP – with a penchant for Star Wars – battled against the odds to get to Labour's front bench How much do you know about the new Shadow Education Secretary?
"13.07.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Acronyms, planning and resilience: 10 lessons I learned as a student teacher After a year conquering the School Direct PGCE, Sophie Devonshire has learned a thing or two about surviving teacher training NEW on the network: "Ten things I learned as a student teacher."
"12.07.2016 19:41:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education They may not play by Ofsted's rules, but we should cherish maverick teachers – they can change students' lives From the Secret Teacher archive: are there fewer eccentrics in teaching than there used to be?
"12.07.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com 'I wish they would write more clearly': students speak out about marking Does green pen really make a difference? Pupils discuss whether schools' marking policies are bureaucratic nonsense or vital academic exercises How useful is your marking? A student's eye view.
"12.07.2016 12:45:51" theguardian.com What does Brexit mean for students? We answer your FAQs You've sent us lots of questions about the effect of Brexit on higher education in the UK and Europe. Here's what we've found out so far You've sent us lots of questions about the effect of Brexit on higher education in the UK and Europe. Here's what we've found out so far
"12.07.2016 12:08:05" theguardian.com Academisation, cuts and parents: school governance faces major change At a recent roundtable, our experts debated whether schools could survive without converting, fierce financial constraints tighten and whether parents pick up the pieces Even the changes have changed: our experts assess the latest challenges for governors.
"10.07.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Teachers, what is your school doing to prevent sexual violence? There's little data on how much sex education is delivered in schools. Tell us how common sexual bullying is among students and how you tackle it We want to hear about how your school tackles sexual violence and bullying – even if the answer is nothing.
"08.07.2016 13:06:58" theguardian.com 'I seasoned chips with sugar' – my first work placement as a cook You never really appreciate how much work goes into a restaurant meal until you've worked behind the scenes – as these students found out You never really appreciate how much work goes into a restaurant meal until you've worked behind the scenes – as these students found out
"05.07.2016 14:30:56" theguardian.com Got a 2:2? Don't panic, get some work experience After an intense year of hard work, I was distraught when I received my 2:2 grade. But I've since learned that grades aren't the way to land a good job After an intense year of hard work, I was distraught when I received my 2:2 grade. But I've since learned that grades aren't the only way to land a good job
"05.07.2016 13:56:33" theguardian.com www.theguardian.com As thousands of schools close on Tuesday due to industrial action, we hear from teachers who are taking a stand
"05.07.2016 10:37:32" theguardian.com Teachers, why are you striking? Thousands of schools are closed today due to industrial action, and we want to hear from teachers on what's prompted them to take a stand Thousands of schools are closed today due to industrial action, and we want to hear from teachers on what's prompted them to take a stand
"04.07.2016 11:03:48" theguardian.com Students' end-of-year artwork 2016 As part of our Students Express series, we asked you to share your end-of-year artwork. We have received hundreds of your paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Here are some of our favourites As part of our Students Express series, we asked you to share your end-of-year artwork. We have received hundreds of your paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures
"01.07.2016 10:48:40" theguardian.com Student surveys are a waste of everyone's time My students have to answer 25 questionnaires a year and they are sick of it. Here's a question: why are universities so obsessed with pointless data?
"01.07.2016 10:06:43" theguardian.com Can't focus? Maybe it's your body clock Your circadian rhythm could hold the key to staying sharp – here are six ways to understand when your brain works best 'Planet Earth's rotation – once every 24 hours – is deeply ingrained into human physiology...'
"30.06.2016 18:34:00" theguardian.com How could Michael Gove's education reforms inspire him as prime minister? As Gove launches his leadership campaign, we look at how his legacy as education secretary could inform his policies Latin classes for jobseekers and cabinet ministers who can recite poetry...
"30.06.2016 10:54:57" theguardian.com Brexit has sparked an identity crisis in UK universities Higher education policy, already in a period of change, may be shifting under our feet. Meanwhile do enough people know what we do and who we are? "Whatever we do now, we must redouble our efforts to communicate, explain and articulate how we can change lives for the better."
"29.06.2016 16:17:01" theguardian.com The great escape: five reasons to study abroad for a master's Worried about money? There's plenty of funding. Not a linguist? You don't need to be. Overseas study isn't as daunting as you might think Worried about money? There's plenty of funding. Not a linguist? You don't need to be. Overseas study isn't as daunting as you might think.
"29.06.2016 15:54:00" theguardian.com What are the best time-saving apps for teachers? A round up of the apps that could help you save time, their best features and glitches The best apps to help you save time.
"29.06.2016 11:52:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: why is getting a new job such a heinous crime? Just because I have resigned, doesn't mean I should be isolated from my colleagues and made to feel as though I've betrayed the school From our Secret Teacher archive. Is getting a new job such a heinous crime?
"29.06.2016 07:50:00" theguardian.com The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students How can we teach perseverance?
"28.06.2016 19:18:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we have one of the best jobs in the world, so stop moaning All teachers need the odd whinge, but our workloads and mental health would improve greatly if we stopped mithering and focused on the highlights From the Secret Teacher archive: we have one of the best jobs in the world, so stop moaning.
"28.06.2016 16:02:37" theguardian.com Seven ways governors can get to know their school Board members can feel very removed from classroom life. Here's how to get a strong insight into your school using everything from Twitter to learning walks How can governors be sure they really know their school?
"28.06.2016 07:10:22" theguardian.com How can universities prepare for a post-Brexit world? No one knows how leaving the EU will affect higher education - but rather than panicking, we should be proactive and positive
"26.06.2016 12:15:00" theguardian.com On the frontline of integration: how Swedish schools are helping refugees Educators are trialling a range of initiatives to ensure newly arrived children do not fall through the gaps and all schools bear the pressure equally Bussing and quota systems are both being used to help the Swedish education support and integrate refugee children.
"26.06.2016 10:23:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: restraining pupils is humiliating – for everyone Physical restraint is degrading and ineffective: the techniques are inept, and guidance on when to use them is ambiguous "There are many times in your working life when you say you didn't come into teaching to do that; for me, holding down a teenage boy until he relaxes tops the lot."
"25.06.2016 12:00:01" theguardian.com Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters On average, teachers get just six hours' sleep a night. Neurologist Judy Willis explains why this is detrimental and offers her tips on how to nod off with ease Just in case you needed an excuse for a lie in tomorrow...
"25.06.2016 06:54:22" theguardian.com 'I don't like where the UK is going' – students share their feelings about Brexit Young people – especially students – overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. So how do they feel now that the country has opted to leave? "I am an EU student so I could not vote this week... People who I do not know, and who do not know me, just decided my future."
"24.06.2016 16:05:00" theguardian.com Do teachers in private schools really work fewer hours for more money? Recent research shows that private school teachers are working longer hours for little extra pay. So how does this compare with the state sector? Is it true that teachers in private schools work fewer hours for more money than their state school colleagues?
"24.06.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com The science of homework: tips to engage students' brains Neurologist Judy Willis explores what kinds of homework help students at different stages of development and just how long out-of-hours work should take What does science have to say about homework?
"24.06.2016 09:18:00" theguardian.com School governors vs academy trustees: what's the difference? When a school converts to become an academy, the structure, responsibility and remit of governing body alters. Here are five key changes Here are some of the key changes for governing bodies when a school converts to an academy.
"23.06.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com Goodbye Lennie and George – I, for one, will miss Of Mice and Men As the last GCSE cohort studying Steinbeck's novel starts exams, let's remember how it gave students a real chance to engage with literature As 'Of Mice and Men' takes an enforced break from the GCSE curriculum, one teacher bids it a fond farewell.
"23.06.2016 11:05:00" theguardian.com 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here's what science says about how to get a restful night's sleep Ten proven techniques to help sleep deprived teachers nod off.
"23.06.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Alone and unsupported: why student carers need more help Juggling university deadlines and caring for unwell family members is not an easy task – and too many students are doing it without help Juggling university deadlines and caring for family members is not an easy task – and too many students are doing it alone.
"23.06.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Dear Nicky Morgan, I'd like to return to teaching – you just need to fix a few things first Glossy adverts and 'golden hellos' won't solve the teacher recruitment crisis – you need to end the toxic culture in schools Is a toxic atmosphere in schools to blame for the current recruitment crisis? http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/feb/14/dear-nicky-morgan-return-to-teaching-fix-things-first
"22.06.2016 20:16:00" theguardian.com Dear NQT, teaching isn't easy but here's how to enjoy the adventure Teaching at its best can be rewarding and exciting, but what can you do to get through more difficult times during your first year? Are you starting as an NQT in September? Here are some tips for enjoying the adventure. http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/mar/13/dear-nqt-teaching-isnt-easy-but-heres-how-to-enjoy-the-adventure
"22.06.2016 19:10:00" theguardian.com 'Joining a multi-academy trust is like marriage without divorce' We ask headteachers with experience of converting from schools to academies what the process was like 'Joining a multi-academy trust is like marriage without divorce'
"22.06.2016 16:30:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: parents, your 'treats' ruined our school trip I can't imagine many parents at home would load up their child with gadgets and sweets to take to bed. So why do it to us?More from the Secret Teacher Don't miss this week's Secret Teacher on the school trip that was ruined by parents not sticking to the rules. http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/jun/18/secret-teacher-parents-your-treats-ruined-our-school-trip
"22.06.2016 15:37:28" theguardian.com Eight ways school governors can prepare for an Ofsted inspection From getting the website in order to reading previous reports, researcher John Davies shares his tips for making sure you are inspection-ready NEW - How can school governors prepare for an Ofsted inspection?
"22.06.2016 13:50:16" theguardian.com Eight ways teachers can reduce their marking mountain Recent reports reveal many traditional, time-intensive marking methods aren't effective. Here are some simple ways teachers can change their approach Are you facing a marking mountain this evening? Check out these tips for lightening the load.
"21.06.2016 11:43:17" theguardian.com Education Guardian Students end of year art-work 2016 – your entries so far
"20.06.2016 18:05:00" theguardian.com How to teach ... body image Students face a world full of unhealthy images and pressure about how they look. Here's how you can help them cope Barbie's transformation is a step in the right direction in helping young people deal with unrealistic body image pressures.
"18.06.2016 09:18:19" theguardian.com How physical exercise makes your brain work better Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here's how moving your body could sharpen your ideas For all those who are revising: don't forget about exercising. Different physical activities boost different parts of the brain
"15.06.2016 15:37:31" theguardian.com Independence, empowerment and the environment: school trips are more than jollies School trips are a unique chance to educate students about green issues while teaching a host of curriculum subjects and life skills “It's quite easy in a classroom to see a picture and write an essay about it, but until you see it face to face it is very hard to understand what that actually means for someone's life and how it affects them.”
"15.06.2016 10:54:41" theguardian.com Eddie Izzard: "I may look confusing, but I have a clear message" He's on a mission to enlist students in the campaign for Europe. Is Eddie Izzard the champion Remainers need to beat Brexit? Eddie Izzard on the EU: 'I may look confusing, but I have a clear message'
"14.06.2016 10:01:14" theguardian.com A blogger's guide to festival food on a budget Festival food is generally good nowadays – but it doesn't come cheap. Food blogger Niamh Shields gives her advice on alternative outdoor eating Students! Cooking at a festival on a budget sounds like work, but it's entirely worthwhile and can be much more fun than queuing for an overpriced falafel
"13.06.2016 11:42:15" theguardian.com 'Look at her hair' – I wish albinism didn't make people stare Most students have no idea how tough university life can be if you have albinism. International Awareness Day gives us the chance to tell our story and shift attitudes "Recently, while walking to the library, a fellow student loudly shouted 'look at her hair!' as I passed by. When you have albinism – like me – university can be a challenge,"...
"12.06.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students Perseverance, dogged determination, tenacity – call it what you will, #teaching resilience is essential. Here's how to make a start
"12.06.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Warn your team early and make the messaging consistent – tips for #school leaders on how to handle redundancies
"12.06.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: Schools have come a long way since I was a gay pupil Watching a shy boy talk to my class about LGBT rights was a far cry from my struggle for acceptance as a teenager “I was overwhelmed with pride and pleasure at his courage in being himself and his bravery in being open about his sexual orientation in front of his peers.”
"10.06.2016 11:48:45" ucu.org.uk Next wave of strikes announced in UCU's pay row with universities Eight UK universities will be hit with strike action in the next eight days as UCU escalates its industrial action in a row with universities over pay. With further waves of lecturer strikes due to take place next week and beyond, we want to hear from students what they think about the action. How sympathetic are you with your university's staff? How much do you mind missing contact hours?
Let us know
"08.06.2016 09:58:37" theguardian.com Scientists aren't superheroes – failure is a valid result The media has an appetite for clear-cut findings, but sometimes all we can offer is ambiguity and more questions "The goal is not the elimination of errors, but a system with better feedback, so that dubious claims can be disputed and discussed at the point of publication, not years later when the findings have been used in news articles, TED talks, radio features
"08.06.2016 09:38:30" theguardian.com Seven scientific ways to beat the onset of panic in an exam Read the question twice without holding your pen and stick to the plan – these psychology-inspired tips will help your students keep their cool The thought of the exam hall. The noise of the invigilator walking up and down. The deafening sound of the clock ticking. For some students, the pressure and stress of exams can be suffocating.
What are the best strategies for students who are prone to
"06.06.2016 12:17:40" theguardian.com Art students: send us your end-of-year artwork In our Students Express series you have the chance to exhibit work and share ideas with readers. Whatever your medium, we want to see the culmination of your creative endeavours this academic year: whether you prefer to paint, draw, photograph, sculpt - or maybe something more unusual that we haven't thought of.
"06.06.2016 09:56:40" theguardian.com Aspiring lawyers: your most common questions answered Our expert constantly meets groups of law students and hears their concerns: it's clear many of them are desperate for more information, he says After meeting groups of law students from around the country, an associate and mentor to aspiring lawyers answers some of the questions they asked him most frequently
"05.06.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I protect and nurture my staff like a doting parent I want teachers to know that people in senior leadership teams are not all bad. Sometimes we hate ourselves for the position we feel forced intoMore from the Secret Teacher 'I'm the head of a primary school with supportive staff who work hard, and expect me to do the same. In many ways, I find that my staff are like my children. When things get tough, as the parent, I try to make sure the senior leadership team (SLT) takes
"04.06.2016 09:02:02" theguardian.com If you can't imagine things, how can you learn? We know some people can't conjure up mental images. But we're only beginning to understand the impact this “aphantasia” might have on their education For most of us, visual imagery is essential for memory, daydreaming and imagination.
But some people find it impossible to conjure up visual images – and their inability to do so may affect their ability to learn and their educational performance
"03.06.2016 09:31:14" theguardian.com I've been dumped by the job I love My university made me redundant in the kindest possible way, but I'm heartbroken. Now I have to reinvent myself yet again "You weren't fired – you definitely weren't fired – you were made redundant. You aren't unemployed now because you were bad at your job, but because of cutbacks. That's supposed to be the good news."
"02.06.2016 11:12:05" theguardian.com How to make your part-time master's worthwhile If you're thinking of studying a part-time postgrad degree, read this first If you're thinking of studying a part-time postgrad degree, read this first
"01.06.2016 12:15:01" theguardian.com 'Joining a multi-academy trust is like marriage without divorce' We ask headteachers with experience of converting from schools to academies what the process was like 'We were already supporting another school quite significantly and, to an extent, we were forced to form a multi-academy trust (MAT) because that school was close to being closed or taken over by others.'
"01.06.2016 10:41:33" theguardian.com Student politics has a fight on its hands. We will only win by working together Votes to disaffiliate from the National Union of Students are a gift to a government that is destroying universities "Every vote to disaffiliate from the NUS is a gift to the government. Every vote to strengthen it is a signal of our determination to defend our education,"...
"31.05.2016 19:06:48" theguardian.com Teachers, tell us about your experiences of online abuse Half of teachers have been targeted by pupils or their parents online – what can be done about the problem? Teachers, have you experienced online abuse by pupils or parents? Take part in our anonymous survey - and tell us what support you think should be given to school staff who find they are being targeted online
"31.05.2016 17:40:34" theguardian.com London university scraps 400 jobs and two campuses Lecturers' union says cuts at London Met are devastating and accuses management of investing in buildings rather than teaching
"30.05.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Live Q&A: building confidence and resilience while at university Staying confident at uni can be tricky. Join our experts from 12-2pm Tuesday 31 May to get advice on making decisions and building resilience Wish you were more confident? Better at making decisions? Or that you had a clearer sense of what you're good at? Join our Q&A tomorrow to get tips from our experts
"28.05.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I was treated like a naughty pupil for not wearing a tie An insignificant choice of workwear led to diktats and thinly veiled threats. Schools might teach liberty but they don't practise it Was I not the same “outstanding” teacher without a tie that I was two weeks ago when I was wearing one? It seemed preposterous that a piece of fabric dangling from my neck could matter so much. But the head finally told me, in no uncertain terms, that a
"27.05.2016 09:47:27" theguardian.com How charity work breaks down the town v gown divide For students moving to a new city, setting up a charity or volunteering can help them feel involved in the community beyond university – and locals benefit too A town versus gown divide persists in many university towns, but students are volunteering and setting up charities to minimise the disparity.
What could you do in your home away from home?
"26.05.2016 09:45:23" theguardian.com Students! Your lecturers are on strike because they are struggling to survive I know you want feedback on your essay, but I'm underpaid, sleep-deprived and wondering how I'll pay my rent "Having spent between four and 10 hours preparing lectures and seminars, and then replying to students' emails, you are paid £35 (five months later). You have to keep reminding your employer that you are owed money. Your travel expenses can be sky high,
"25.05.2016 10:04:56" theguardian.com 'I hurtled downhill on the sheep's back' – student stories of farmwork Frrom lambing in the Lake District to working with cows on a beef farm in Herefordshire, two students share their stories of working with animals "The farmer sent me to feed some sheep on a hill. It was the first time I'd been allowed off on my own to do a task and I didn't think anything could go too wrong. The sheep were really greedy though and surrounded me. Before I knew it one had run through
"24.05.2016 10:20:03" theguardian.com Applying to university: what the savvy sixth former is asking As the Guardian publishes its 2017 university guide, our experts answer those vital questions on unconditional offers, entrance exams and how to pick a course 'I'm worried about the removal of the cap on places – are there enough facilities? I'm also worried about uni entrance exams.'
"23.05.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we must end the spiral of negativity in teaching The self-pitying blogs and political rants that pervade teaching might be cathartic, but they don't help our wellbeing. We need to be more constructive 'You know what? I like the new primary maths curriculum. Yes, it's harder, but you can't raise standards without having higher expectations.'
"23.05.2016 14:18:01" theguardian.com Recruitment lessons: how Japan and Australia attract teachers into rural schools The National Teaching Service faces an uphill battle to get brilliant educators into unattractive schools – but other countries have made it work When we talk of rural schools in the UK, we refer to coastal or remote schools, two or three-hour's drive from the nearest city. In Australia, that is more likely to be a three-hour flight. How does the government convince their teachers to move into the
"23.05.2016 10:25:54" Timeline Photos The Guardian University 2017 is out – find your perfect degree course
"23.05.2016 10:03:20" theguardian.com University league table: Loughborough races into top five Cambridge holds on to top spot for sixth consecutive year, followed by Oxford and St Andrews The Guardian University Guide 2017 is out today. Find out where your university ranked
"22.05.2016 09:15:01" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we must end the spiral of negativity in teaching The self-pitying blogs and political rants that pervade teaching might be cathartic, but they don't help our wellbeing. We need to be more constructive "No politician takes on educational reform with the sole purpose of eroding a workforce or destroying self-esteem. The danger is that we teachers feed off the media and get so caught up in the outcry that we fail to maintain a sensible – or even
"19.05.2016 15:26:05" theguardian.com Extreme distance learning: a look at home-schooling in the wild From biology lessons in Montana to jungle classrooms in Papua New Guinea, we meet parents who teach their children in remote locations 'It has certainly made our relationships stronger.'
"19.05.2016 12:03:56" theguardian.com Student festival startups: 'too much fun to feel like work' Less peace and love, more supply and demand: young entrepreneurs sacrifice sleep and socialising for their companies – but they don't really mind For most of us, festivals are the ideal places to relax after exams. But for others, festival season is a window of opportunity.
We find out what it takes to run a festival startup
"19.05.2016 08:43:31" theguardian.com Think academic publishers are greedy? Do your research Academics bemoan the cost of journals but, argues a publisher, the industry funds innovation and development in myriad ways
"18.05.2016 12:31:33" theguardian.com Not feeling confident? Here are six ways to fake it From adjusting your body language, to dressing in a way that makes you feel good, here's our guide to projecting the best version of yourself Got a job interview, presentation or tricky exam coming up?
"17.05.2016 14:00:10" theguardian.com Why Sadiq Khan should bring down travel costs for London students Keeping transport costs low was one of his flagship policies during the London mayoral election campaign, but this might not be enough for struggling students – they deserve a proper discount Travel is a big expense for many students, particularly for those living in London. Here's what we think the new mayor could do to help those studying in the capital
"16.05.2016 16:05:21" theguardian.com No straight people allowed: students share views on LGBT-only halls To tackle homophobia and transphobia at university, some students are calling for separate accommodation. But is it a good idea? Should UK universities introduce LGBT-only halls?
"16.05.2016 12:05:00" theguardian.com How to teach … the EU referendum With the remain and Brexit campaigns facing their last push, it's never been more timely to learn about Europe and Britain's place in it In the grand ranking of topics that excite pupils, the EU referendum is probably not in the top spot. Yet the debate is everywhere. And the ramifications of the vote on Thursday 23 June 2016 will be felt by future generations. So how can you make the
"16.05.2016 10:13:03" theguardian.com Could freelance be the future for lawyers? The high-pressured life of a desk-bound solicitor can be leave you burnt out and stale. Why not swap the office for a cafe and go freelance? Freelancing in a coffee shop probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a law career – but times are changing
"15.05.2016 10:35:00" Timeline Photos Secret Teacher: Dear Nicky, I cried at the SATs hell you put my pupils through
This week I have watched children cry; I have seen eager anticipation fade into confusion then embarrassment and finally shame. I looked on as children put their heads on
"14.05.2016 11:33:00" theguardian.com How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time YoungMinds activist Alice Victor discusses the pressure she felt during exam season and how teachers can support young people through the stress It's obviously important that your students respect you and that you maintain a professional relationship. However, when talking about stress and mental health, it helps to remember that we're all human.
"13.05.2016 10:14:47" theguardian.com Universities must do more to protect PhD students working in dangerous countries The murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni should be a wake-up call – universities can't ignore their responsibility for safety of those in the field
"13.05.2016 09:39:04" theguardian.com About to graduate? Here's how to avoid career panic If you're a student in your final year, it can be hard to make the next step and find the job you want. Here's our guide As you finish exams and prepare to leave university, it can feel like you're facing one of the most important decisions of your life: what to do next. But don't worry if you don't have a plan – some of the best careers are decided off the cuff.
"12.05.2016 12:15:00" theguardian.com Six ways students can prepare for success on the day of an exam When you've worked so hard revising, don't leave the last few hours before entering the examination hall to chance. Here's how to make sure you're ready Focusing on taking a few deep breaths can act as a prompt to slow you down. Physiologically, this helps to lower your heart-rate and reduce tension. By slowing down or pausing for a moment, you allow yourself time to fully assess the situation, come up
"12.05.2016 09:49:09" theguardian.com Sats week: teachers' reactions day-by-day Children in tears, parental protests and tough exam papers. Tell us about how your Sats week is shaping up Share your verdicts on today's paper and check out teachers' reaction to the week so far.
"12.05.2016 09:29:23" theguardian.com Are computers killing off craft? Not a chance Today's art students are ready to embrace both traditional and digital approaches: universities must inspire them to breathe new life into old forms
"11.05.2016 09:28:59" theguardian.com Balancing act: we need engineers in research, not just in industry The problem of the UK's engineering shortage is well known, but the answer could lie in guiding more brilliant minds towards academia
"11.05.2016 09:18:57" theguardian.com How do I decide what type of lawyer I want to be? For budding solicitors, picking a specialism is a major career decision. Here's how to make an informed choice You're unlikely to have free rein when it comes to choosing a practice area, but you can maximise your control through extensive research, gaining work experience and making targeted applications based on your preferences
"10.05.2016 11:06:26" theguardian.com Why are politicians ignoring universities' concerns about reform? MPs and vice-chancellors used to communicate openly about policy changes – but silence has descended
"10.05.2016 09:16:57" theguardian.com Testicular cancer put an end to my carefree student days I had hoped the final days as a student would be spent relaxing with friends. But now I'm having conversations about sperm banks and losing all my hair "I had hoped the final days as a student would be spent relaxing with friends. But now I'm having conversations about sperm banks and losing all my hair,"...
"09.05.2016 16:08:47" theguardian.com Sats week: teachers' reactions day-by-day Children in tears, parental protests and tough exam papers. Tell us about how your Sats week is shaping up Teachers – tell us how you are finding #SATsweek. Here's your verdict on day one ...
"09.05.2016 11:26:02" theguardian.com I built a musical fort for my PhD Studying composition can be a solitary business, but my interactive soundscapes bring people together http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/may/09/i-built-a-musical-fort-for-my-phd
"08.05.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Dear NQT, teaching isn't easy but here's how to enjoy the adventure Teaching at its best can be rewarding and exciting, but what can you do to get through more difficult times during your first year? Heading into your #NQT year soon? Here's what you need to know.
"08.05.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Goodbye Lennie and George – I, for one, will miss Of Mice and Men
As the last GCSE cohort studying Steinbeck's novel starts exams, let's remember how it gave students a real chance to engage with
"08.05.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: please show more respect for early years education If I had a pound for every time someone said I am basically a babysitter, I could retire soon. But I am a highly trained teaching professional, and should be treated like one We're not glorified babysitters, and we work just as hard as everyone else. Secret #teacher calls for more respect for early years professionals
"07.05.2016 08:13:08" theguardian.com The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice 'As a psychologist who studies learning and memory, I know quite a few scientifically informed revision tips.
'Here are some crucial pieces of advice for anyone studying for an exam or trying to learn something new.'
"06.05.2016 11:35:28" theguardian.com Five ways students can boost their confidence at uni From creating the social life that's right for you, to sharing your problems with professionals and peers – here's how to stay on top of things at university Student life can give your confidence a kicking – whether you're up against seemingly impossible deadlines, stressing about how you'll pay your rent or paralysed by existential angst about what you're going to do with your life. But there are lots of
"06.05.2016 09:28:29" theguardian.com What does a Russian literature expert look like? Not me, apparently People keep asking me if I'm a scholar of postcolonial studies; I'm not, but I am Asian. And I'm tired of handling unhelpful assumptions
"05.05.2016 10:55:45" theguardian.com Boris, Tatchell, Greer: were they actually no-platformed? Leading figures have reacted with fury to students' reluctance to have them speak on campus. But were they really banned by the NUS? Leading figures have reacted with fury to students' reluctance to have them speak on campus. But were they really banned by the NUS, if at all?
"05.05.2016 09:33:51" theguardian.com Facing the future: how can university boards stay ahead of the game? Decision-making in universities today involves predicting a rapidly changing future. Current board members share their tips for success
"04.05.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com Without parent governors, schools face an uphill battle to engage families School boards already struggle to involve mums and dads meaningfully in their work – plans to scrap their place at the table will weaken this further The government announcement that schools will no longer need to keep two spaces for elected parent governors has serious implications for parental engagement beyond just governance.
"04.05.2016 16:00:37" theguardian.com How can outdoor learning boost pupil development and wellbeing? Live chat As exams and fair weather approach, join us on Wednesday 4 May from 5.30pm to 7.30pm for advice and debate about making the most of outdoor education Don't miss tonight's live chat about #outdoorlearning! We kick off in 30mins and our experts will be on hand for two hours to answer all your questions!
"04.05.2016 12:04:00" theguardian.com 'People suffer so much' – my first work placement on a hospital ward Two students reveal how they felt during their work experiences in a hospital – from first day nerves, to what it felt like to help patients You can never understand a person until you try and appreciate what they're going through.
"04.05.2016 09:14:33" theguardian.com It must be love: what makes university partnerships tick? Research shows that collaborations between higher education institutions are less about fact and more about fancy
"03.05.2016 10:26:02" theguardian.com www.theguardian.com "One of the major achievements of the 20th century was to give women choices. One of the major challenges of the 21st century will be to indemnify them against the costs of those choices."
"03.05.2016 09:56:30" theguardian.com Meet the next generation of women engineers The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineers of all countries in Europe. What's stopping women getting into the sector? What needs to be done to encourage more women like these into engineering?
"02.05.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com How can outdoor learning boost pupil development and wellbeing? Live chat As exams and fair weather approach, join us on Wednesday 4 May from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for advice and debate about making the most of outdoor education Comments are already open on our #outdoorlearning live chat. Join us on Wednesday or post your qs now
"01.05.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com How can outdoor learning boost pupil development and wellbeing? Live chat As exams and fair weather approach, join us on Wednesday 4 May from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for advice and debate about making the most of outdoor education Has the long weekend inspired you to harness the charm of the great outdoors in your #classroom? Help is at hand!
"01.05.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Sometimes, the best way to get the most out of the #classroom is to leave it
"01.05.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos “Verbal and even physical attacks on staff have become more commonplace; the safeguarding of our extremely vulnerable pupils has become more difficult; and fixed-term exclusions (usually between one and three days) are now depressingly
"30.04.2016 08:23:24" theguardian.com The key to learning a new skill? Wanting it badly enough Learning is all about motivation. When we really want to learn something, we generally succeed, even when the going gets tough Motivation isn't the only thing you need when learning a new skill – there are plenty of other factors at play – but without it, you're going nowhere fast...
"29.04.2016 10:39:23" theguardian.com Managing an anxiety disorder in academia is a full-time job The thought of speaking at conferences fills me with panic and the lack of job security is a constant worry, but there are ways to cope
"29.04.2016 09:58:37" theguardian.com 'I must have my teddy': what do students need to feel at home? The idea of home can be complicated when you move away from where you grew up. Students tell us how they settled into their student halls Accidentally referring to uni as “home” in the presence of Mum and Dad can be the first sign that you have settled in.
"28.04.2016 11:20:19" theguardian.com How much student debt did you graduate with? Share your experiences How much student debt did you graduate with? Was it worth it? And do you feel like you can pay it back? Share your experiences with us Students in England leave university with more debt than anywhere else in the English-speaking world, according to a report by the Sutton Trust.
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"28.04.2016 08:45:30" theguardian.com Has the way universities teach economics changed enough? Universities came under attack for failing to predict the 2008 financial crisis, and students demanded change. Have economics departments risen to the challenge?
"27.04.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Reluctant writers? 10 top tips to help primary pupils write poetry Choose one theme and act out a scene – children's poet Kate Williams shares her techniques for helping young students discover their inner Wordsworth If poetry is proving quite the slog,
Why not read our latest blog?
"27.04.2016 11:25:13" theguardian.com How to juggle a full-time job and a part-time PhD My PhD and my business career are not connected and they are both demanding. But I've found there are benefits to my double life
"27.04.2016 09:33:01" theguardian.com University innocence projects: where are they now? Only one conviction has ever been overturned on the strength of a university innocence project's work in the UK – what's going on? And what's next for these projects? Only one conviction has ever been overturned on the strength of a university innocence project's work in the UK. What's going on?
"26.04.2016 17:21:17" theguardian.com Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked It's not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by 'learning styles' – let's cut this nonsense from classrooms Learning styles, the left and right brain... There's lots of neuromyths #teachers can put to bed
"25.04.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com How to teach ... dance Get toes tapping in the classroom and celebrate International Dance Day with our lessons plans and ideas Bust a groove with your students using our lesson plans.
"25.04.2016 14:18:41" theguardian.com Researching Cuban independence has taught me what matters in life I love my PhD, not because it will further my academic career, but because it has brought me close to extraordinary people and taught me about myself 'I have found passion in people trying to decipher and preserve the remains of their past, not even considering those that we take for granted such as getting a proper salary, being able to demonstrate academic impact, or paying attention to how many
"25.04.2016 09:43:54" theguardian.com Meet the students crowdfunding their tuition Desperate to get through uni without amassing a mountain of debt, students are turning to online backers. Does this actually work? Scholarships and bursaries are few and far between – so many postgraduate students are turning to crowdfunding to cover the costs of their degrees.
But how effective is it in reality?
"24.04.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don'ts Missed our psychology inspired #revision tips? Perhaps you were too busy highlighting…
"24.04.2016 11:50:00" theguardian.com Workload is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low morale in teaching After surveying 1,400 teachers about wellbeing in the profession, teacher and author Emma Kell discovered bullying and a lack of recognition are also huge problems #teacher Emma Kell shares her research findings with us today – and discovers there more to low morale in #teaching than just workload.
"24.04.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: nepotism is rife in schools and it does students no favours A school is not a place where you ensure your friends can pay their mortgages. Teachers should get jobs based on merit, not how well they know the head School isn't the place where you ensure your friends can pay their mortgage.
This week's Secret Teacher takes on nepotism
"22.04.2016 10:41:43" theguardian.com My secret life as a student Nightline volunteer Being a faceless voice for 12 hours at a time can be hard and thankless work. But making people feel safe is the most rewarding job of all Being a faceless voice for 12 hours at a time can be hard and thankless work. But making people feel safe is the most rewarding job of all
"22.04.2016 10:10:16" theguardian.com Working as a casual? Zip your lip and do as you're told We have no job security, no prestige and no option but to be obliging, or face the prospect of unemployment 'I beg for work from semester to semester, and constantly have to watch my words, actions and body language to avoid a career-ending slip-up. I'm not allowed to get angry, question decisions, or argue back. If I want to keep being teacher, I have to keep
"21.04.2016 17:21:51" theguardian.com The secret recipe for high-performing schools? Listen to teachers Proactive headteachers with strong inter-personal skills are the key to delivering results at a time of upheaval – and it starts with looking after staff wellbeing 'Those heads who manage by “command and control” or bullying damage teachers' health, morale – and performance.'
"21.04.2016 10:43:08" theguardian.com Employers and universities already work together - we shouldn't put that at risk I welcome the government's focus on apprenticeships, but we should not overlook the already effective model of employer-sponsored degrees "There is a danger that, by creating yet another range of qualifications, we will fail to build on what already exists and may even weaken some of the best bits of our current professional education provision."
"20.04.2016 16:53:51" theguardian.com Students vote to sabotage plans to rate teaching in universities We will boycott the National Student Survey unless the government drops its plan for a Teaching Excellence Framework, say delegates at NUS conference We will boycott the National Student Survey unless the government drops its plan for a Teaching Excellence Framework, say delegates at NUS conference
"20.04.2016 11:06:50" theguardian.com Why women's workspaces are a feminist issue A visitor told me it was unprofessional to pin up family photos at work, so I started researching how women feel about their office spaces
"20.04.2016 09:14:12" theguardian.com Exam fiascos: what's the worst that could happen? With exam season looming, we ask students to tell us about their test hall disasters – and experts for advice on how to cope with them From a clogged ear to a spontaneous case of mumps and feeling sick with caffeine-induced shakes, students share their exam horror stories.
What are yours? Share them in the comments section
"19.04.2016 18:15:00" theguardian.com Support vs challenge: how school leaders can strike the right balance The best school leaders don't just protect their teams from the pressures of teaching – they empower them. Here's how to blend accountability with assistance How can you balance pushing your teams without over-facing them? Essential advice for #school leaders.
"19.04.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Neuroscience shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don'ts Yes, that's right: step away from the highlighter.
We look at what psychology research says about what works and what doesn't when it comes to #revision techniques.
"19.04.2016 09:23:14" theguardian.com How to find books in authoritarian states: head for dark, dusty corners Censorship and intimidation can make life hard for academic researchers. You need to know where to look for hidden truths "On several occasions I have asked about a controversial book and been guided to a secret room – walls adorned with the faces of African nationalists, Arab Marxists, and European existentialists – which is only accessible to those who ask."
"19.04.2016 09:22:38" theguardian.com Student bands: how to secure a spot on a festival line-up Do you dream of playing at a big music festival like Latitude? With perseverance, schmoozing and a whole load of Jiffy bags, you could make it happen For student bands still playing around their university town or at the local student union, a gig at a Glastonbury, T in the Park or Download might seem an unachievable goal. Yet many young up-and-coming bands grace festival stages every year.
"18.04.2016 19:22:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I wish ministers would tell the truth about school funding The government is misleading the public into thinking it is protecting schools' funding. Our budgets have been decimated – and students will suffer "Just as junior doctors are being asked to believe they are actually getting a pay rise, so the government is misleading the public into thinking it is looking after schools."
"18.04.2016 18:17:00" theguardian.com How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time YoungMinds activist Alice Victor discusses the pressure she felt during exam season and how teachers can support young people through the stress #Exam season is in full swing. Are your pupils feeling the pressure? We talk to a student to ask how #teachers can help
"18.04.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com How to teach... Shakespeare This week marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. From making quills to baking Tudor treats, we explore how to bring the bard to life in your classroom To be or not to be; to thine own self be true; Once more unto the breach dear friends.
Shakespeare gave us a world of literary brilliance – here's how to #teach it.
"18.04.2016 09:40:12" theguardian.com How to choose a master's that will put cash in your pocket There are many good reasons to embark on postgraduate study – but if your pay packet is your first concern, you need to pick wisely There are many benefits to studying a postgrad degree – like the opportunity to study something you love. But a master's is expensive.
So let's take a look at whether a postgrad degree will benefit you financially in the long run
"18.04.2016 09:18:45" theguardian.com It's time to stand up to greedy academic publishers The UK's higher education institutions spend more than £180m on journal subscriptions every year. We need to come together and create a better system
"17.04.2016 16:26:30" theguardian.com Support vs challenge: how school leaders can strike the right balance The best school leaders don't just protect their teams from the pressures of teaching – they empower them. Here's how to blend accountability with assistance The best school leaders don't protect their teams – they empower them. Here's how
"17.04.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I wish ministers would tell the truth about school funding The government is misleading the public into thinking it is protecting schools' funding. Our budgets have been decimated – and students will suffer “The government is misleading the public into thinking it is looking after schools.” Secret Teacher questions the government's narrative around “protecting” school funding
"15.04.2016 09:32:11" theguardian.com How should we cope with sexism? That's the wrong question We should be thinking about why senior academic staff think nothing of making crass advances or indulging in blokey banter – and we need to take action "Why does a public figure of authority and reference – a professor and the organiser of an event for dozens of young scientists – feel like he can make overt advances towards the participants? And why did I questione the victim about her actions, but let
"15.04.2016 08:53:56" theguardian.com Phone line secrets of a student caller It sounds like the most routine job: fundraising on the phone. But it opens up a whole world of skills and friendships – and the pay's good "Before I started, people said, 'I'd find it weird calling people I didn't know', or 'I wouldn't want people to be rude to me over the phone'. Being a student caller will be awkward, they told me. They couldn't have been more wrong."
"14.04.2016 16:09:56" theguardian.com I don't feel guilty about teaching in a private school – all pupils face challenges Teacher Natalie Bennett reflects on her move from state to private education, how she has reclaimed her life and does what she always wanted to – teach "Initially, I felt guilty for leaving my state school pupils, who don't have access to all these wonderful facilities and opportunities. Didn't they need me more? The resounding fact is, it doesn't matter where these children are from, they all have
"14.04.2016 09:40:33" theguardian.com Wield your student vote: have your say on mayors, regions and the EU Explainer With less than a week to register to vote in May, here's what students need to know about the forthcoming elections and referendum Did you know there's less than a week left to register to vote in the upcoming elections on 5 May?
Here's the lowdown on exactly what's happening in UK politics over the coming months, and what young people need to know to have their say
"14.04.2016 09:30:17" theguardian.com A league of their own: India ranks its universities for the first time The government hopes new league tables will boost the prestige of higher education in the country, but students and academics are not convinced
"13.04.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com Seven festival pitfalls and how to avoid them You've bought your wellies and bagged your tickets, but are your prepared for these common problems that often befall even the most seasoned festival-goers? Summer festival season is upon us – and you don't want to be the person who gets sunstroke on the first day and spends the rest of the weekend in a dark tent.
Check out the first piece in a brand new series on Guardian Students, Festival Ready, helping
"13.04.2016 10:42:41" theguardian.com Seven festival pitfalls and how to avoid them You've bought your wellies and bagged your tickets, but are your prepared for these common problems that often befall even the most seasoned festival-goers? One weekend at a festival can amount to a year's worth of fun. Maybe the mistakes and rookie errors are all part of the experience.
But if you want to avoid at least some common pitfalls, Guardian Students has got them covered
"13.04.2016 09:28:29" theguardian.com How to help autistic students succeed at university Campus life can be particularly challenging for those with autism, but there are simple steps academics can take to reduce anxiety and confusion "When meeting an autistic student, identify their strengths and think about how these can contribute to their studies. Attention to detail, for example, can be a great asset when managing time and resources in a group project."
"12.04.2016 17:04:00" theguardian.com How to teach ... flowers From counting petals to developing deployable structures, nature's blooms can help teachers explore a variety of topics in the classroom There are some bloomin' brilliant #lesson ideas in this for you, #teachers.
"11.04.2016 09:38:46" theguardian.com Studying Roman law: Juno it's more useful than you'd think It might sound like it has little relevance to law students in 21st century Britain, but Roman law is valuable to your future studies and career Don't dismiss studying Roman law as elitist or a waste of time – this overlooks the advantages it can offer to law students, both during and after their degree
"10.04.2016 14:00:44" theguardian.com How teaching assistants can make a real difference in the classroom There's no shortage of research into TAs' impact on students. But what bits should schools act on? A group of academics set to find out Teaching assistants make a real difference in the classroom – but only when used properly. Here the evidence-based practice into how to use their skills most effectively
"10.04.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP Is a life without levels really all it's cracked up to be? It's a resounding “no” from this week's Secret #teacher.
"10.04.2016 00:00:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP “I think I'm gay.” How would you respond to a student coming out to you? Here's a guide to what not to say
"09.04.2016 08:22:56" theguardian.com Does working as a group actually help us learn? You can't escape having to work with others these days – everyone accords high value to “teamwork skills”. But is collaboration really better than going it alone? Everyone has to do "teamwork" in some way these days – but does collaboration benefit our learning? Or is a camel just a horse designed by committee?
"08.04.2016 09:42:34" theguardian.com Why I don't tell uni friends about my single-sex education Single-sex schools seem archaic to the outside world – and their graduates can feel stigmatised on arrival at university. Is this fair? “You're from a girls school? Wow!” he responded when I mentioned my sixth-form education. “So did you all sleep around? Or did you sleep with each other?”
This wouldn't be the only moment of crassness I would face in my first term at university as a
"07.04.2016 09:36:17" theguardian.com How to stay positive and manage anxiety during exam season Many people get stressed before exams, but there are ways to increase your confidence and minimise your nerves How can students manage anxiety and stress during exam time – and still get the grades they need?
"06.04.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com How to spot if you or colleagues are stressed: tell-tale signs for teachers Mental health problems are on the rise in teaching. But what early stress warning signs should you look out for in yourself and others? Our anonymous blogger shares their insights With all the talk of #teacher stress recently, it's worth checking out the tell-tale signs that you or a colleague might be starting to struggle.
"06.04.2016 17:15:54" theguardian.com School libraries face a bleak future as leaders try to balance the books Libraries are suffering at the hands of budget, curriculum and digital demands. But we must not underestimate this vital resource Tech, funding pressures and curriculum pressures are creating a perfect storm for the future of #school libraries. Here's blogger Andrew Bradley's rallying cry to save them.
"06.04.2016 14:18:01" theguardian.com Doing a PhD is as tough as training for a marathon - and I'm doing both I used to wake up full of doubts about being a student again, but running has taught me to pace myself and stay focused "Do I still sometimes think, 'Why am I doing this?' Absolutely!"
"06.04.2016 09:45:02" theguardian.com A private school background is no longer a golden ticket to a law career Law firms and chambers have woken up to the need for a diverse workforce and are taking concrete steps to encourage students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply "While the profession could arguably be doing more, it is working hard to make access fairer. There are a number of opportunities for students from low-income backgrounds and underrepresented ethnic groups to help them get a foot in the door."
"05.04.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com Inside the schools with edible playgrounds Schools are discovering that getting students to grow their own greens has benefits beyond healthy eating and unusual learning opportunities Have you ever known a child be excited about eating a brussell sprout? How about chard? No? Then you have never visited Rockmount primary school in Croydon.
"05.04.2016 09:26:47" theguardian.com Student mental health: if you can't see a counsellor, consider options University counselling services are struggling to cope with huge demand. So what alternatives are there for students looking for support? University counselling services are struggling to cope with huge demand. So what alternatives are there for students looking for support?
"04.04.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com 'I wish they would write more clearly': students speak out about marking Does green pen really make a difference? Pupils discuss whether schools' marking policies are bureaucratic nonsense or vital academic exercises Green pen is friendlier, but all the time to'ing and fro'ing over feedback isn't that helpful.
We ask students what they think about all the marking bureacracy in #teaching.
"04.04.2016 17:00:56" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I refuse to let the negativity in teaching bring me down There's no doubt teaching faces huge problems. But we won't be able to change anything unless we start shouting about how great the profession is "If you really don't enjoy your job, then leave. But please don't drag us all down with you."
This week's Secret Teacher on how they try to escape all the negativity in the profession.
"04.04.2016 09:56:07" theguardian.com Meet the students turning a profit out of a lifestyle niggle Does something annoy you about your daily life? University is the perfect time to build a business to rectify this – whether you're a fitness fanatic, a tech addict or a fashionista Students across the UK are using university as an opportunity to set up societies, clubs and even businesses based around little annoyances they encounter in their daily lives
"31.03.2016 14:14:32" theguardian.com Funding cuts will strip London schools of their social mobility success My students have access to enrichment activities, decent class sizes and resources – all this is at risk under funding formula changes "The success of London schools has proved, if nothing else, that if we fund education at the right level, we will get results."
"31.03.2016 09:45:13" theguardian.com Agriculture is UK's fastest growing subject – and a smart career choice Students are flocking to study agriculture – and the student farmer of the year says he’s not surprised "There’s nothing better than an early morning crop walk to cure a hangover."
You may have thought a degree in agriculture is solely designed for farmers. But it's actually extremely diverse
"30.03.2016 09:53:33" theguardian.com I wasn't prepared for the culture shock of being an international student I thought student life in the UK would be much the same as in the Netherlands. But small things began to catch me off balance... I thought student life in the UK would be much the same as in the Netherlands. But then small things began to catch me off balance...
"29.03.2016 10:17:41" theguardian.com A student guide to campaigning for refugees From setting up English classes on campus to teaming up with local organisations, here’s how you can help A student guide to campaigning for refugees.
"24.03.2016 18:48:19" theguardian.com Teacher training is like a TV survival show – and we all need a Bear Grylls The right school and mentor can make or break you as a student teacher in a dark jungle of unruly pupils, pedagogy and paperwork "Now that I’ve just passed the halfway stage of my PGCE training, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on what I’ve learned so far – which is infinitely more than my 150 or so students (sorry kids)."
"23.03.2016 13:30:00" theguardian.com Charity challenge for speedy students: how to ace jailbreak Students across the UK sign up each year to travel as far away from university as possible on a shoestring budget – all for charity. Here’s how to do it well How can students get as far away from university for as little money as possible?
"23.03.2016 12:57:39" theguardian.com Follow the leaders: the best social media accounts for academics Irreverent, funny and informative – higher education does the internet really well. Here are our favourite blogs and Twitter accounts
"23.03.2016 11:19:30" theguardian.com Fur-free coats and wood heels: study a master's in sustainable fashion The shift is towards more ethical and sustainable practices in the manufacturing process, and a number of postgraduate courses are setting the trend “Every industry has to be pushed; the fashion industry is no different,” said designer Stella McCartney in a documentary on the clothing business, The True Cost.
Could a master's in sustainable fashion be for you?
"22.03.2016 14:33:30" theguardian.com Charity challenge for speedy students: how to ace jailbreak Students across the UK sign up each year to travel as far away from university as possible on a shoestring budget – all for charity. Here’s how to do it well What is jailbreak? And do you have what it takes to get involved? Students share their tips for succeeding in the ultimate charity challenge
"22.03.2016 14:22:35" theguardian.com Want to be the next Tim Berners-Lee? Consider a data science master's The new MSCs in data science are tapping into the current information explosion. After all, big data is of little use without skilled people to make use of it Want to be the next Tim Berners-Lee? Consider a data science master's
"22.03.2016 10:15:31" theguardian.com Charity challenge for speedy students: how to ace jailbreak Students across the UK sign up each year to travel as far away from university as possible on a shoestring budget – all for charity. Here’s how to do it well The rules of jailbreak are simple; you have 36 hours to travel as far from your university as you can, without spending any of your own money. It’s not an excuse for a holiday, though – it’s all for charity. Here's how to do it well.
"22.03.2016 07:40:01" Timeline Photos 60-hour weeks and unrealistic targets: teachers' working lives uncovered
The Guardian’s survey of teachers provides a snapshot into the realities of teaching – from career ambitions to mental health
"22.03.2016 07:35:01" Timeline Photos Schools are relying on inexperienced staff and supply teachers, survey reveals
Seven in 10 teachers believe the recruitment crisis is affecting pupil results and attainment, according to Guardian research
"21.03.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Eight things to do when you make a mistake We all get it wrong sometimes – and students are no exception – but being less than perfect can help you to get to where you want to be We all get it wrong sometimes – and students are no exception – but being less than perfect can help you to get to where you want to be
"19.03.2016 09:57:45" theguardian.com Brain training: should you believe the hype? Do the puzzles, say the purveyors of pricey brain training apps, and you’ll boost memory and concentration. Researchers have put their claims to the test It would be great if brain training could be used as a quick fix to help boost our cognitive abilities, particularly in the run-up to exams.
But what does the scientific research actually have to say about whether these games are effective or not?
"19.03.2016 08:46:08" Timeline Photos Secret Teacher: our obsession with targets is hurting vulnerable pupils
"I became a teacher because I wanted to help students who struggle to cope. But constant box-ticking means I’m making little
"18.03.2016 10:55:22" theguardian.com Student law societies are much more than fancy balls and networking By getting involved in a student law society, you could end up receiving national recognition for your good work If you take up a position on the executive committee of a law society, or even go for a more minor role, you could receive praise on a national scale for your work.
Last night, the student law society awards honoured students who have taken their
"17.03.2016 14:48:57" theguardian.com I’m 16 and overloaded – longer school hours would just burn us out | Orli Vogt-Vincent George Osborne’s budget should have considered the issues that really matter – teacher workload, constant assessment and pupils’ wellbeing "Adding mental and physical exhaustion to the list of ailments affecting today’s stress-infused teenagers is a terrible breach of Osborne’s power."
"17.03.2016 14:05:50" theguardian.com Guardian University Awards 2016: how you saw it Canapes, selfies, champagne - and a Chaser. Here’s what you loved most about the evening
"17.03.2016 11:22:29" Timeline Photos Too many women give up teaching after having children. So what can be done to allow a mother and teacher to co-exist?
"17.03.2016 10:20:34" theguardian.com Go and work abroad – it could have career benefits you never imagined Taking the leap can be daunting, but you’ll face challenges and pick up skills that will turn you into a desirable employee Work abroad. Taking the leap can be daunting, but you’ll face challenges and pick up skills that will turn you into a desirable employee...
"16.03.2016 12:37:43" Looking for teachers and heads who work at academy schools to share their experiences. Email us: email@example.com #academies
"16.03.2016 10:01:25" theguardian.com Students with unusual names: 'at least no one forgets us' Meet Fragile, Xanthe and Yu Rong. Sometimes they get annoyed with spelling or explaining their names, but they always have something to talk about Meet Fragile, Xanthe and Yu Rong. Sometimes they get annoyed with spelling or explaining their names, but they always have something to talk about...
"16.03.2016 07:06:00" Timeline Photos Books about white, middle class men send the wrong message to students
"15.03.2016 11:01:36" theguardian.com Why do people mock us geography students? I love studying geography, but people constantly make fun of me. It’s not all about colouring in, you know "I’m tired of everyone giving geography students like me a hard time. For years I’ve experienced jibes, sarcastic comments and mockery for the fact I like geography, but I didn’t think it would carry on at university.
"My friends and I have heard all the
"15.03.2016 10:50:15" theguardian.com How to teach ... volunteering and community action Lesson ideas to make social action a central feature of school life How to teach ... volunteering and community action
Tips for teachers who want to make social action a central feature of school life
"15.03.2016 09:47:02" theguardian.com The joy of invented languages, from Nadsat to Newspeak There are almost as many people who speak Klingon as Welsh. But what drives people to construct new languages and what are they really saying? http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/mar/15/invented-languages-nadsat-newspeak-klingon-elvish-dwarvish
"14.03.2016 10:54:01" theguardian.com Set up a society at school - you'll learn about leadership You may face apathy from other students or objections from teachers, as I did. But as you overcome the hurdles, you develop crucial skills "Being a sixth-former today is all about being impressive. Gone are the days when a good work ethic and passion were enough to put you on a fast track to getting a job. The focus now is on Ucas points and good attendance.
Students are led to believe
"13.03.2016 11:53:16" theguardian.com Dear NQT, teaching isn't easy but here's how to enjoy the adventure Teaching at its best can be rewarding and exciting, but what can you do to get through more difficult times during your first year? "Teaching at its best can be rewarding and exciting, but what can you do to get through more difficult times during your first year?"
"12.03.2016 10:28:43" Timeline Photos Secret Teacher: Your child is our lowest priority unless they're exam-age
We’ll pay attention when they’re writing GCSEs or A-levels but until then we can barely tell them apart at parents’
"11.03.2016 10:22:11" theguardian.com How might a Brexit affect students' law degrees? If Britain votes to leave the EU in June, it could mean significant changes to the content of law courses taught at UK universities A Brexit could be the most exciting and transformative legal event to the contents of the law, and the academic debate surrounding it, for a generation. So how might it affect law students?
"10.03.2016 19:29:20" theguardian.com Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad for students? Phones can have nasty side effects, but there are ways to minimise their impact on students "A recent study found that students aged 19-24 spend around 95 minutes each day texting, 49 minutes emailing, and 39 minutes on Facebook"
"10.03.2016 10:50:39" theguardian.com In or out? Students use condoms to contemplate Brexit On campuses around the UK, campaigners are doing all they can to make the Europe referendum relevant to fellow students “Would you like a free condom?” asks Tom Harwood, 19, a fresher at Durham University, to students rushing to and from the university library between lectures. On the packets are two different slogans – “the safer choice” and “it’s riskier to stay in”. The
"10.03.2016 10:21:30" theguardian.com It’s rocket science: schools sow seeds for national space experiment The UK Space Agency has teamed up with schools to explore which crops could exist in space, providing a sustainable food source for astronauts Teachers: find out how your class could take part in a national experiment studying the effects of space on plant growth plants.
"10.03.2016 09:24:53" theguardian.com Student protests: are young people too sensitive these days? Safe spaces and no-platform policies have come in for media ridicule. But a more nuanced debate is taking place on university campuses
"09.03.2016 12:05:54" theguardian.com Why I'm glad my parents sent me to a state school Apparently I’m disadvantaged by my lack of soft skills, but I’ve learned many things – they’re just not valued as much as they should be Why I'm glad my parents sent me to a state school
"08.03.2016 10:09:08" theguardian.com Live Q&A: how far have we come on gender equality in HE? Join our live chat on international women’s day, Tuesday 8 March, to discuss how well the sector is tackling disparities in pay and progression Happy international women's day! Join us from 12pm to 2pm today
"08.03.2016 07:05:01" Timeline Photos Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad for students?
Phones can have nasty side effects, but there are ways to minimise their impact on
"07.03.2016 14:53:02" theguardian.com The scientist's dilemma: can you be a parent, a partner, a friend #AndAScientist? The Royal Society’s new campaign highlights the importance of life outside the laboratory Real stories about making work-life balance work in academia
"06.03.2016 08:05:01" Timeline Photos Should we scrap Ofsted? The pros, cons and alternatives
The inspectorate has been widely criticised for demoralising teachers and stagnating school improvement. Is it time to ditch the watchdog? What else might
"05.03.2016 07:05:01" Timeline Photos Secret Teacher: my IVF has failed – pupils are the only children I have
"After each failed egg fertilizsation, egg retrieval and now egg transfer, the following day I am confronted by my infertility as 30 cheerful children troop through my classroom
"04.03.2016 12:19:38" theguardian.com Remind me, Mr Cameron: what am I trying to 'Prevent'? Anti-terrorism laws are making reluctant Big Brothers of us all, but radical thought is a cornerstone of learning Is the Prevent strategy turning us all into Big Brother?
"04.03.2016 12:04:28" theguardian.com Meet the student running an online magazine with a difference Frustrated by the messages of self-hatred peddled to young women by the mainstream media, Camilla Ackley took things into her own hands As part of a series on young people who want to make things better for themselves and everyone else, Guardian Students spoke to Camilla Ackley, the editor of online magazine Into The Fold
"03.03.2016 10:42:20" theguardian.com South Africa's student protests have lessons for all universities The uprising has specific roots in apartheid and colonialism. But issues of race, identity, fees and unemployment are provoking unrest across the world What can we learn from South Africa when it comes to unrest in universities?
"03.03.2016 09:55:44" theguardian.com Six things students can do to boost their mental health University mental health day is the perfect time to take stock of how you’re feeling, the things that stress you out and the activities that lift your mood Today is university mental health day. Here are some simple things students can do to give themselves and others a boost
"02.03.2016 10:47:58" theguardian.com Wish you were more confident at uni? Six myths are stopping you You don’t have to be a party-loving Instagram star. Facing up to life’s challenges will give you the self-esteem you need to succeed Confidence: everyone wants it. It’s what gets people jobs, relationships and friendships, right? Here are six myths that may be holding you back...
"02.03.2016 09:38:55" theguardian.com Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics? Professor Rob Klassen explores the latest research into what traits effective teachers have and how this could inform recruitment "Teaching is often portrayed as something that’s too magical and cryptic to decode. But research has shown that some teachers are routinely more successful than others – and science can predict who is likely to be the most effective."
"01.03.2016 19:29:00" theguardian.com Five myths about teaching in international schools It isn’t one long holiday, but the work-life balance could tip in your favour. Headteacher Dan Roberts debunks the misconceptions about working abroad If Wilshaw's talk of golden handcuffs and #teachers flocking abroad has got you thinking about #teaching in international schools, check out Dan Roberts's myth-busting blog.
"01.03.2016 18:13:31" theguardian.com How to promote good mental health among teachers and students in your school Discuss mental illness regularly, incorporate more exercise and encourage honest dialogue, suggests the government’s mental health champion for schools "Most of us wait for mental illness symptoms to arise before giving the health of our minds any consideration."
Natasha Devon, the government's mental health champion for young people, shares her equivalent of a wellbeing five-a-day – simple steps
"01.03.2016 10:21:38" theguardian.com In their own words: students share their views on smart drugs ‘I felt amazing, really buzzing and ready to work. I was superhuman. Then I crashed and got crazy...’ “When I took it, I felt amazing for the first couple of days, really buzzing and ready to work. I felt like I could study for 10 hours and then go to the gym. I was superhuman,” she says. “I ended up taking more of it until I crashed and got crazy and
"29.02.2016 18:00:58" theguardian.com Dear Wilshaw, your golden handcuffs won't work – and here's why Instead of forcing teachers to stay in the UK, the Ofsted chief should focus on making teaching here more attractive Instead of forcing teachers to stay in the UK, the Ofsted chief should focus on making teaching here more attractive
"29.02.2016 15:39:44" theguardian.com How to teach ... the Himalayas From how mountains are formed to discussions about the ‘fatal attraction’ of Everest, our lesson resources will help you scale new heights with your students Teachers: how to explore the Himalayas in your classroom
"29.02.2016 11:00:51" theguardian.com 'Self-harming is behind me, but it blights many students' lives' Students are turning to private online communities and peer-led societies to help them break the cycle of self-harm When it comes to self-harm, students are turning to private online communities and peer-led societies for help...
"29.02.2016 10:08:00" theguardian.com Unrelenting pressure and 12 hour days: headteacher recruitment is in crisis too High-stakes Ofsted inspections, unrealistic targets and a flood of teachers leaving the profession has left schools unable to recruit leaders "It has become an impossible job which is really tragic as it is a great job.”
High-stakes Ofsted inspections, unrealistic targets and a flood of teachers leaving the profession has left schools unable to recruit leaders
"26.02.2016 10:17:13" theguardian.com First trans student to run for women's officer stands up to backlash Anna Lee, who calls herself a ‘queer trans disabled lesbian woman’, says online trolling and personal abuse highlight the importance of her campaign The first trans student to run for women's officer has stood up to backlash. Anna Lee, who calls herself a ‘queer trans disabled lesbian woman’, says online trolling and personal abuse highlight the importance of her campaign
"25.02.2016 10:32:42" theguardian.com We're about to assess teaching in universities – let's learn from other sectors There are well-established regimes for rating schools and healthcare providers. Those that work best are stable, detailed and easy to compare What can universities learn form Ofsted and other assessment regimes?
"24.02.2016 13:58:51" theguardian.com Vote for higher education's most inspiring leader It’s your chance vote for higher education’s most inspiring leader – choose from the five shortlisted candidates, selected by our expert judging panel The Guardian Higher Education Network is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2016 Inspiring Leader award
"24.02.2016 10:33:51" theguardian.com Caught between two cultures, I'm a not-quite-international student I’m a bit more British than my international student friends, but I’m still quite foreign to students who grew up in the UK “It wasn’t until my third year that I realised that some British families still have a roast every Sunday. I thought it was a quaint, forgotten custom, but it turned out some people still took it totally seriously,”...
"24.02.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP "It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms"
"23.02.2016 18:08:10" theguardian.com Is year 9 the worst school year for students and teachers? Teacher Lucy Ivison discovered that being head of year 9 is seen as a poisoned chalice. When she investigated why, pupils described a time of harrowing change "I decided to ask students in years 11, 12 and 13 what year of school they found they toughest. Year 9 came out top by a country mile."
"23.02.2016 11:57:31" theguardian.com Stop chucking food away - you need to plan your eating better Students waste nearly 800g of food a week, according to research – follow these tips to waste less food without letting your diet suffer Students waste nearly 800g of food a week, according to research – follow these tips to waste less food without letting your diet suffer
"23.02.2016 10:26:21" theguardian.com I won't stop offering a platform to so-called 'hate speakers' David Cameron has named and shamed Kingston University for our choice of guests, but it’s our job to protect freedom of speech "By the end of the talk, ideas had been shared and challenged. I think it highly unlikely that anyone was radicalised. Instead, students learned that those with different opinions to them are thoughtful and willing to listen. This is surely a good way to
"22.02.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com How teachers can use social media to boost their CPD – live chat Join us on Wednesday 24 February 5.30pm to 7.30pm for expert advice on making the most of Twitter and Facebook for your professional development Join us on Wednesday 24 February 5.30pm to 7.30pm for expert advice on making the most of Twitter and Facebook for your professional development
"22.02.2016 17:00:02" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I see Ofsted for what it is – a purposeless farce I love my job and don’t want to waste energy resenting aspects of it, so my new approach to inspections is: don’t panic and never ask for feedback "I love my job and I don’t want to waste energy resenting certain aspects of what it has become. I know at times this will be easier said than done, but to continue doing what I do best, I need to make sure I keep what is lacking in the current climate –
"22.02.2016 12:35:47" theguardian.com 'I was locked in the cellar for two hours': your work experience disasters From standing up with flies undone to tweeting about colleagues – if you’re on work experience, don’t do what these students did “On my second day I was thrust into a large exhibition room filled with people, including the managing director of the company. I had to give a speech to introduce myself and I was nervous. When it was over I was pleased that it had gone well, until I
"20.02.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com Making it up as you go along: how your brain freestyles When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow What happens in our brains when we're improvising and being creative?
"20.02.2016 09:39:19" theguardian.com It's our job to help students, whether they're self-harming or dealing drugs Young people in universities face a wide variety of issues, but campus security is always standing by to step in during a crisis The next instalment from the Secret Campus Security Guard
"20.02.2016 09:15:23" theguardian.com Making it up as you go along: how your brain freestyles When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise like jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.
What is going on in the brain during these acts of creative genius? TED-talker and professor Charles Limb explains
"19.02.2016 10:11:59" theguardian.com I've finally admitted that I'm a dyslexic academic – and I'm terrified After 23 years of managing in private, I’ve just told HR that I have dyslexia. But it’s what happens next that’s worrying me "A voice in your head is shouting 'idiot' but you don’t believe in giving up in the face of adversity, so this goes on for another hour. The stress is causing the text to move and float around."
"18.02.2016 14:07:29" theguardian.com The do's and don'ts of setting up a student society If you want to spend your evenings dressing up as Jon Snow but your uni doesn’t have a Game of Thrones society, here’s how to set one up If you want to spend your evenings dressing up as Jon Snow but your uni doesn’t have a Game of Thrones society, here’s how to set one up...
"18.02.2016 12:42:30" theguardian.com How can the UK overcome a national skills shortage? Think local Universities must join forces with employers in their regions to produce graduates who meet the changing needs of industry "Does the UK’s chronic skills shortage mean we are fated to become an also-ran in the global economic race? Three recent reports suggest this is a worryingly real prospect."
"17.02.2016 09:50:51" theguardian.com Students are so in this season: the young people behind London Fashion Week Student interns, fashion bloggers and photographers are the unsung heroes of fashion week. Here they reveal the highs and lows of prepping for the big event “For me, fashion is a beautiful creative exchange of ideas that allows us to develop and grow." Meet the students at London Fashion Week...
"17.02.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Teachers, looking for some new ways to use tablets in your lessons?
From tuning into worldwide radio to experimenting with augmented reality, here are 20 ways to make the most of classroom
"16.02.2016 12:48:29" theguardian.com ‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school Primary teacher Andrew Moffat left his job after a backlash over his sexuality. Now he’s bringing his message of equality to a 99% Muslim primary in Birmingham After Mr Moffat had to leave his school because he was gay he picked himself up and started again, determined to make LGBT equality a reality in a staunchly Muslim community
"16.02.2016 10:32:39" theguardian.com Students must be ready to fight for freedom of information at unis Don’t let the government make unis exempt from FOI, says a student journalist who has just used the act to reveal how men’s pay outstrips women’s "Students must vociferously defend the Freedom of Information Act if they care about their universities being more representative, more aware of how they spend their money, and, ultimately, more accountable to those they educate,"...
"16.02.2016 06:00:00" theguardian.com Teachers, share your thoughts and experiences of the Prevent agenda Last summer schools were tasked with spotting students who are vulnerable to radicalisation. We want to hear how teachers are coping with the guidelines Since July last year, schools have been given a legal duty to prevent students from being drawn into terrorism. We want to hear how teachers are coping with the guidelines - all responses will be kept anonymous
"15.02.2016 15:05:46" theguardian.com The Tab is squeezing out old-school student media The tabloid’s romp to success has left traditional student media struggling to keep up The Tab is squeezing out old-school student media
"14.02.2016 15:30:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP This week's Secret #Teacher recounts the awful moments when parents have totally undermined their authority.
"We're on the same side," they write.
Share your thoughts and experiences with us here: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/feb
"14.02.2016 12:00:02" Timeline Photos "I miss my classroom – my quiet, productive, creative classroom. And I miss the children. It sounds like they – and you – might be missing me too."
Former #teacher Lucy Mycroft Smith writes an open letter to Nicky Morgan explaining what it would tak
"14.02.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Happy Valentine's Day! How will all the #teachers be "marking" the occasion?
Check out our new illustration: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/picture/2016/feb/14/teachers-celebrate-valentines-day-gift-mark-the-occasion
"13.02.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos "Parents, however you feel about us and our work, nothing good can come from undermining us in front of your children."
This week's Secret #teacher on the need for parents to help teachers by all singing from the same song sheet: http://www.theguard
"12.02.2016 10:18:38" theguardian.com 'The class dived on top of me': my first work placement as a teacher Two students reveal how they felt during their first work experiences in a classroom – from first day nerves, to what the pupils were like "The children were all friendly on my placement; and when I revisited the school a month later I went into the playground as they were finishing lunch and the whole class ran over and dived on top of me to give me a hug,"...
"11.02.2016 15:24:30" theguardian.com Poo power: fuelling schools and teaching students a lesson Kasiisi school in Uganda is harnessing the power from human waste. Journalist Matthew Jenkin explores the educational and environmental issues We speak to a school that's using poo power for fuel - and teaching students about the environment
"11.02.2016 10:25:16" theguardian.com What kind of law firm should I apply to? No two law firms are the same, so before you apply for a job, make sure you understand the different kinds of employers you could approach Law students: clients choose different law firms according to their needs and wants, and so should you when applying for a job
"10.02.2016 15:25:50" theguardian.com The teacher recruitment crisis: views from the frontline As a new report reveals the extent of the shortage facing the teaching profession, we ask our community about the impact it is having on their classrooms Unqualified supervisors and bigger class sizes: teachers describe what impact the recruitment crisis is having on their careers and classrooms
"10.02.2016 10:15:33" theguardian.com I wish I weren't the only girl in my computer science class I’m determined to do well in a traditionally male area, and I think more girls should consider doing Stem subjects "I’m 17, and I’m the only girl in my computer science class. I’m pretty much the same as my classmates, only shorter. I expected a large majority of my classmates to be male, but being the only girl is slightly mind-blowing,"...
"09.02.2016 10:29:32" theguardian.com Why I'm protesting alongside healthcare students to save the NHS We should all rally behind the healthcare students battling to save NHS student bursaries – everyone’s future is at stake This week, students across the country are participating in a week of action against government cuts to bursaries for many healthcare students.
Here's why one non-healthcare student is joining the fight
"09.02.2016 07:05:01" Timeline Photos Teachers: bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning
"08.02.2016 11:43:38" theguardian.com 'Now is the time to step up': students urge others to register and vote Following news that changes to the electoral register will disenfranchise thousands of students, young people urge their peers to fight back "With the greatest of respect, the older generation aren’t particularly keyed up on our views and are not in a position to choose our future for us. Plus let’s be honest, we don’t want our parents choosing our futures anyway do we?"
"07.02.2016 17:15:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP Do you think the government uses #schools and #teachers as scapegoats for tackling the real reasons why social mobility is so elusive in this country?
Tell us what you think here: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/feb/06/secret-teacher
"07.02.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Rise and dine: breakfast recipes for busy teachers For national Breakfast Week, food writer Hannah Friend brings you a selection of healthy breakfast recipes to start the day as you mean to go on If Sunday is giving you some time to think about cooking (and maybe planning breakfast tomorrow), check out our recipes for busy #teachers.
"07.02.2016 11:30:01" surveys.theguardian.com The Guardian The Guardian Teacher Network has launched its annual survey into #teachers' working lives.
We want to hear about everything from work-life balance to job-seeking challenges and opportunities. If you have a spare few minutes, it would be great if you
"07.02.2016 08:10:00" Timeline Photos From basic mediation exercises to learning to say ‘no’, here are changes teachers can make to improve their physical and mental health
"06.02.2016 13:00:32" theguardian.com 'It’s all about democracy': inside gender neutral schools in Sweden At five preschools in Stockholm, the idea that ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘girls will be girls’ is being challenged – with interesting results At five preschools in Stockholm you won’t find the usual designated areas for dressing up, building blocks, toy cars and dolls houses. All the toys are purposefully jumbled up together as part of a gender-neutral policy
We explore how it works and t
"06.02.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP Secret #teacher this week takes on social mobility.
Government uses #schools as a scapegoat when talking about why disadvantaged children don't do as well as their wealthier peers. This is much easier than facing the real issues, such as the cuts, t
"06.02.2016 09:09:04" theguardian.com Campus security: 'We heard a scream and saw him running up the road naked' Universities face a constant battle to keep students safe – from bike thieves, burglars and heavy breathers
"05.02.2016 10:26:38" theguardian.com We can't lose public libraries – they're as crucial for students as ever While public libraries may seem outdated to some in the age of Google search, they remain a vital place for poorer students to work in peace We can't lose public libraries – they're as crucial for students as ever
"04.02.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com How to teach ... Chinese year of the monkey From exploring our simian relations to creating Chinese art and learning Mandarin, here’s our guide to teaching this festival Get your little monkies excited about Chinese New Year with our #lesson ideas and plans.
"04.02.2016 17:54:07" theguardian.com Confessions of a tutor to the super-rich: they aren't faceless symbols of injustice any more Children of the super rich are often too stressed and distracted to engage in lessons. Seeing their lives has made me realise there are no winners with wealth inequality 'Seeing the human side of the 1% has caused me to view them less as a faceless symbol of injustice and more as people with their own, sometimes relatable, struggles.'
"04.02.2016 11:44:45" theguardian.com Racism in universities: 'There is a sense your face doesn't fit' New research shines a light on the insidious racism that blights higher education in the UK “There is an assumption in higher education that it is already a progressive workplace and problems like racism don’t exist. So when you try to raise this issue the response is: ‘We don’t have to deal with issues like that.’”
"04.02.2016 10:18:51" theguardian.com Law students: look beyond London for a better work-life balance Always dreamed of being a lawyer in the capital? It’s not all sunshine and rainbows – consider widening your job search to other UK cities As an aspiring lawyer, you might have pictured yourself as a high-flyer in the City of London. But have you ever considered legal life outside the capital?
"03.02.2016 17:39:22" Tell us your stories about the universities admissions proccess - email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
"03.02.2016 13:11:21" theguardian.com Five easy ways urban schools can experiment with outdoor learning Outdoor learning isn’t just the preserve of rural schools. These simple ideas will help you incorporate outdoor learning in a concrete jungle Outdoor learning isn’t just the preserve of rural schools. These simple ideas will help you incorporate outdoor learning in a concrete jungle
"03.02.2016 10:54:20" theguardian.com ‘Criminalised’ as a failing school – in the midst of Oxford’s wealthy spires Rose Hill was once the most improved school in the country. But high property prices mean it has struggled to recruit staff and now Ofsted has judged it inadequate. Its headteacher talks to Sally Weale 'Our terrible outcome has been broadcast all over – how has that helped our children? No wonder heads are hard to recruit or feel suicidal after inspections'
"03.02.2016 10:17:56" theguardian.com Education Guardian Choosing your A-levels? Take a look at our guide to picking the right subjects...
"02.02.2016 16:00:47" theguardian.com Who is your staff room crush? Share your love letters with us With Valentine’s Day hot on our heels, we are giving love stricken teachers the chance to send messages, via us, to colleagues who have stolen their heart With Valentine’s Day hot on our heels, we are giving love stricken teachers the chance to send messages, via us, to colleagues who have stolen their heart...
"02.02.2016 13:14:04" theguardian.com I went back to my old school to say: I’m gay Tim Ramsey never dared come out at his all-boys grammar while a pupil. Now he’s looking for volunteers to reassure other LGBT teenagers they are not alone I was about to say to the whole school three words I never managed to say when I was a pupil: I am gay. I'd never felt more nervous
"02.02.2016 11:08:36" theguardian.com Education Guardian What's the most affordable city in the world for students?
"31.01.2016 14:07:45" theguardian.com Stem subject snobbery: a student’s view on why arts subjects matter This 16-year-old says taking GCSE dance was the best decision she ever made – why is everyone so negative about it? This 16-year-old says taking GCSE dance was the best decision she ever made – why is everyone so negative about it?
"30.01.2016 07:55:59" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I refuse to be a Kardashian with a PGCE Social media has brought out our vanity and self-pity, with superstar teachers and their uncritical followers creating a toxic culture of one-upmanship "I am talking about teachers on Facebook and Twitter and how much they piss me off."
"29.01.2016 10:30:04" theguardian.com Got an unconditional offer? Don't take your foot off the pedal just yet Some unis offer students a place regardless of how they do in their final year. If you get one, can you relax and spend your revision time watching Netflix? Students shouldn’t let short-term considerations influence them unduly, especially if there are conditions attached to the unconditional offer (such as making that university their firm choice)
"29.01.2016 10:00:36" theguardian.com Forget equality and diversity, my university only cares about appearances Efforts to improve inclusivity are no more than box-ticking exercises - reputation and league tables are the only real concerns around here "When someone suggested 'paedophilia' as a characteristic of gay men, several colleagues tried to refute it, only to be told by the session leader that there was “clearly a grain of truth in it, otherwise, why would so many people think it?” We were
"28.01.2016 10:13:10" theguardian.com Education Guardian School students applying to university may be disadvantaged because their teachers’ views on what to write in a Ucas personal statement can be “a world apart” from what admission tutors want, according to the Sutton Trust.....
"28.01.2016 09:56:49" theguardian.com Rise and dine: breakfast recipes for busy teachers For national Breakfast Week, food writer Hannah Friend brings you a selection of healthy breakfast recipes to start the day as you mean to go on It’s national Breakfast Week, the only time of the year when it’s perfectly legitimate to celebrate everything from the humble bowl of cornflakes to the basic but brilliant boiled egg and soldiers.
"27.01.2016 17:05:38" Do you want to be our next Secret Teacher? Share your pitches with us email@example.com
"27.01.2016 17:01:42" theguardian.com Do we need to rethink how we teach the Holocaust? While the focus has been on teaching the dangers of racism, many students are left in the dark about the history and motivations for this troubling period While the focus has been on teaching the dangers of racism, many students are left in the dark about the history and motivations for this troubling period
"27.01.2016 10:16:47" theguardian.com Disabled students like me rely on funding at university. Now it's been cut The government plans to cut £30m of funding for disabled students in higher education. But what happens if institutions can’t cover the cost? From August, the government will be making £30m of cuts to DSA. This means that universities and colleges will need to take over the funding for much of what the DSA currently covers.
"26.01.2016 17:44:44" theguardian.com Snooze, you lose: five tips to start the day well From avoiding the snooze button to getting dressed with the lights on and doing some exercise, here are five ways to feel energised through the day Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for health and happiness, improving our memory, mood and immune system. But did you know how you wake up is also important?
"26.01.2016 11:55:09" theguardian.com Snooze, you lose: five tips to start the day well From avoiding the snooze button to getting dressed with the lights on and doing some exercise, here are five ways to feel energised through the day What does science tell us about how we should start the day?
"26.01.2016 09:03:24" theguardian.com Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back) Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist "Of course, we scientists accept that sometimes people believe things we don’t agree with. That’s fine. Science is full of people who disagree with one another . If we all thought exactly the same way, we could retire and call the status quo truth. B
"25.01.2016 17:17:17" theguardian.com How to teach ... storytelling Bring the joy of a good yarn to your classroom with these resources for all key stages Bring the joy of a good yarn to your classroom with these resources for all key stages
"25.01.2016 16:59:14" theguardian.com London students refuse to pay rent and demand 40% cut Over 150 UCL students risk eviction because they are refusing to pay rent for university halls that they say have become unaffordable Students in London are refusing to pay rent in protest against “soaring” accomodation prices, and are demanding a 40% cut in rental.
"25.01.2016 14:36:37" Do you want to be our next Secret Teacher? Share your ideas with firstname.lastname@example.org
"25.01.2016 11:15:40" theguardian.com Live Q&A: what will the universities of the future look like? Join us on Thursday 28 January from 12-2pm GMT for a chat with experts in design, architecture and occupational wellbeing Hoverboards between classes? Holographic lecturers? What do you think of when you imagine a university campus in 2050 or 2100?
"25.01.2016 10:14:31" theguardian.com Truthful university applications: our favourites so far The admissions officer of Honest University looks through your truthful Ucas applications and selects their class of 2016 To mark the deadline for uni applications through the University and Colleges Admission System (Ucas), we asked you to re-write your personal statements without any of the usual blagging and bravado, and instead be completely honest.
"24.01.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Secret headteacher: I am desperate for Ofsted to call to prove we're 'good' We’ve waited months to be inspected and it’s punishing – teachers daren’t be sick, I can’t be out of school and, as academy brokers circle, I’ve had to convert "Taught by the fraught."
There are some great comments on our Secret Teacher about waiting months for Ofsted to call and how cruel it can be. Tell us what you think!
"24.01.2016 09:04:13" theguardian.com Spelling, punctuation and grammar: can you outsmart an 11 year old? Can you spot a relative clause? Primary school students face a tough new English test this year – see how you’d fare with our quiz Key stage 2 #pupils face tough assessments in this year. But how hard are they really?
It's time for #teachers to test their mettle as we put some sample questions from the English paper into a quiz.
"23.01.2016 15:30:00" Community links and work-life balance for the #teachers.
We find out how Bolton Muslim girls' school – one of the few #schools outside London to come top in the league tables – get such strong results: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016
"23.01.2016 13:00:02" theguardian.com The schools that topped the 2015 GCSE league table by region The top 10 schools ranked according to the percentage of students getting five or more A*-Cs, including English and maths, in last year’s GCSE exams If you're catching up with all the #education news from the week, you won't be able to escape the league tables.
To help you with the data, we've cut the top-performing #schools by region.
"23.01.2016 09:47:55" theguardian.com Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works Spaced repetition can help if you’re trying to learn a new language, remember your entire musculoskeletal anatomy, or preparing for a big exam.
"23.01.2016 09:30:01" Timeline Photos "As each day passes we no longer feel relief that we’ve had a reprieve, we are furious that we haven’t been inspected."
Secret teacher this week is a head who is desperate to show how they've turned their school around – but Ofsted has kept them wai
"22.01.2016 14:19:10" theguardian.com Education Guardian Three steps to building a successful student campaign
As a student you’re in a strong position to campaign, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Follow these tips to successfully build pressure for change
"22.01.2016 10:17:31" theguardian.com Why do academics drink so much? A glass of wine in a seminar, two or three after a conference – what’s the problem? We are damaging ourselves, bit by bit "At the richer universities, one can easily get by without ever getting a round in, thanks to the near-endless stream of free wine (it always seems to be wine) during the week."
"21.01.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com The schools that topped the 2015 GCSE league table by region The top 10 schools ranked according to the percentage of students getting five or more A*-Cs, including English and maths, in last year’s GCSE exams We've been working on our tables!
Check out the #schools that have topped the league tables by region. We've got all schools below or just non-selective schools here: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/datablog/2016/jan/21/gcse-league-tables
"21.01.2016 18:21:03" theguardian.com Bolton Muslim girls' school breaks London's grip on excellence Strong community links and work-life balance for teachers has helped the school come in the top 10 for GCSE results Bolton Muslim girls' school is one of the few schools out of London to top the GCSE league tables when judged alongside other schools where at least 30% of students are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We chat to the headmaster to find out how they d
"21.01.2016 10:41:03" theguardian.com What makes a good bad guy? Ask a philosopher The Vatican says the new Star Wars baddies are not bad enough. But philosophers have long argued that cruel behaviour isn’t the result of pure evil "When it comes to analysing villains, an earlier episode of Star Wars, the much-maligned Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, is actually better and far more complex. In this episode, good guy Anakin Skywalker finally transforms into bad guy Darth Vader
"20.01.2016 11:37:54" theguardian.com No one sees how hard it is for students with an invisible illness When you look at me you might not see anything wrong. But I’m actually suffering with a chronic illness that makes me feel different to my friends When you picture university medical centres, you might think of stereotypical student complaints. Alcohol induced injuries, fresher’s flu, emergency contraception – the consequences of a certain type of student lifestyle. But there may also be studen
"20.01.2016 09:47:35" theguardian.com NUS president: 'I dream about days where no Tories turn up to vote' Megan Dunn, National Union of Students president, urges students to join the fight against the soaring costs of university education “We’ve had a national stereotype about students living in rat-infested houses and eating baked beans, like it’s some kind of joke. What we’re talking about is poverty. If you’re waking up worrying about how to feed yourself or get to unversity, it’s
"19.01.2016 18:09:07" theguardian.com Education Guardian Were you at the #GrantsNotDebt protest today? Here's the march in photos....
"19.01.2016 11:55:36" theguardian.com Teacher recruitment ‘a mess’ as every school slugs it out for itself Abandoning government control of teacher supply has caused shortages in some regions and subjects and a surplus in others – just as pupil numbers soar 'The government has largely abandoned the teacher supply model and planning has no idea how many teachers it needs.' It's dog eat dog as schools scramble for staff
"18.01.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com We must move education from an age of confusion to ambition Former London schools commissioner Tim Brighouse considers the history of education policy and why we need a UK-wide discussion on the purpose of schools Did you know old #education secretaries only had three powers? Approving the removal of air-raid shelters, securing a sufficient supply of qualified teachers, and approving the opening and closures of schools.
Tim Brighouse gives us a history lesson
"18.01.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com How to teach ... Judaism From baking challah to creating decorative mezuzahs – explore the Jewish faith in your classroom through literature, art and food Check out our #lesson plans and creative ideas for bringing to Jewish faith to life in your #classroom.
"18.01.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com The Walking Dead helped me bring Jordan's reading skills back to life I begged, I pleaded, I cajoled – but no matter what, Jordan refused to pick up a book until I watched his favourite TV show and found some common ground Teacher Nancy Barile blogs about her deal with reluctant reader Jordan – if you read a book, I'll watch The Walking Dead.
The #lesson? Finding common ground can be an amazing way to engage students.
"18.01.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Education Guardian Many students exaggerate or bend facts on their Ucas application – but what would you say if you were being honest? Let us know. You can remain anonymous, and submit your response in no more than 50 words....
"18.01.2016 11:47:40" theguardian.com Education Guardian Travel broadens the mind, but can it alter the brain?
"18.01.2016 09:28:44" theguardian.com My PhD busts the old stereotypes about 'selfish, smug' only children In analysing 100 years of oral histories and autobiographies, I get to challenge long-held prejudices about family life The latest in the Why I Love my PhD series
"16.01.2016 18:10:30" theguardian.com Teachers, what do your students have for breakfast? A new survey has found the majority of teachers know students who arrive at school hungry. Share your experience of pupils’ breakfasts, hunger and diets A new survey has found the majority of teachers know students who arrive at school hungry. Share your experience of pupils’ breakfasts, hunger and diets
"16.01.2016 18:09:34" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: pushy parents, stop writing Ucas applications for your kids I understand parents want their kids to succeed, but doing the work for them is counter-productive and adds countless hours to teachers’ workload Universities may not identify candidates who have been babied through admissions, but when the work starts the parent-pecked loafers will stand out
"15.01.2016 15:47:02" theguardian.com Teachers, what do your students have for breakfast? A new survey has found the majority of teachers know students who arrive at school hungry. Share your experience of pupils’ breakfasts, hunger and diets A new survey has found the majority of teachers know students who arrive at school hungry. Share your experience of pupils’ breakfasts, hunger and diets
"15.01.2016 12:46:26" theguardian.com Education Guardian Students: share your honest uni applications with us
Many students exaggerate or bend facts on their Ucas application. We want to know what you’d say if you were being honest....
"15.01.2016 09:52:31" theguardian.com Teaching about David Bowie: links, lessons and inspiration We’ve scoured the web to find interesting coverage and resources to help you bring a little Ziggy Stardust into your classroom Fabulous collection for teachers talking about #Bowie from @GuardianTeach https://t.co/ftGEzKSki4 #edchat
"15.01.2016 07:07:40" theguardian.com Bomb threats, breakdowns and bongs: the life of a university security guard This week’s anonymous writer works in campus security, worlds apart from the academics on ‘Planet Corduroy’ "That’s my favourite part of the job, welfare. Every September, at the start of freshers’ week, you see the kids who aren’t going to join a society, and who won’t be doing neknominate down the union. Slouched with loneliness. Time-bombs, we call them
"14.01.2016 17:22:27" theguardian.com Politicians, stop squabbling about education and agree a long-term plan Establishing a cross-party committee to set long-term education policy would provide the stability, vision and consistent leadership teachers are crying out for Establishing a cross-party committee to set long-term education policy would provide the stability, vision and consistent leadership teachers are crying out for
"14.01.2016 14:12:35" theguardian.com Education Guardian Thinking about postgrad study? Here's a rundown of the places you can get funding from:
"14.01.2016 10:16:45" theguardian.com Education Guardian 'It's hard to think about any area of life without thinking about gender'
"14.01.2016 07:22:50" theguardian.com What's wrong with studying the Kardashians? I was criticised for hosting a symposium on the famous reality show, but popular culture is a great way to engage students and the public "The discipline of popular culture studies is most criticised when it examines the lives of women, the creative work of women, and feminist issues."
"13.01.2016 15:25:28" theguardian.com Teaching about David Bowie: links, lessons and inspiration We’ve scoured the web to find interesting coverage and resources to help you bring a little Ziggy Stardust into your classroom We’ve scoured the web to find interesting coverage and resources to help you bring a little Ziggy Stardust into your classroom
"13.01.2016 09:57:27" theguardian.com How a master's can set you on course to charity leadership Master’s degrees in charity management aim to bring commercial nous to the voluntary sector “You don’t see many people with jobs in financial services who haven’t taken a master’s degree,” says Paul Palmer, director of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School, part of City University in London. “Why should the voluntary
"13.01.2016 08:31:57" theguardian.com Podcasting is perfect for people with big ideas. Here's how to do it Surprisingly few academics have learned how to podcast – but it’s a great way to reach a wider audience "For me, the podcast format is like a fireside chat – it allows listeners to hear experts discuss their work in their own voices, and allows the experts to express themselves more freely than in the usual academic forms of dissemination."
"12.01.2016 16:54:57" Do you want to be our next Secret Teacher? Email your ideas to email@example.com
"12.01.2016 11:44:46" theguardian.com My mum is a student at university too Having a mum who goes to university at the same time as me was strange at first, but now I wouldn’t change it for the world When I was in sixth form, my mother decided that she wanted to go to university. Of course I was happy for her. But then the doubt set in. Wouldn’t it be weird having a mum who was studying at the same time as me?
"12.01.2016 09:56:08" theguardian.com The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students
"12.01.2016 07:54:20" theguardian.com We private providers open doors to students shunned by other universities UK universities take a blinkered approach to widening participation - they need to follow our lead and welcome students without A-levels Why public universities could learn a thing or two from private institutions
"12.01.2016 06:30:00" theguardian.com How to spot if you or colleagues are stressed: tell-tale signs for teachers Mental health problems are on the rise in teaching. But what early stress warning signs should you look out for in yourself and others? Our anonymous blogger shares their insights This might be a year old, but it's as relevant as ever. Our anonymous #teacher blogger shares tips on how to spot if you're colleagues are suffering from stress.
"11.01.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here’s what science says about how to get a restful night’s sleep Don't lose you snooze.
We look at scientifically-proven ways #teachers can improve their sleep.
"11.01.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Five alternative careers for teachers From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills stand you in good stead for securing a variety of other jobs If you weren't a #teacher what would you be?
We look at alternative careers for those who want to leave the classroom.
"11.01.2016 19:55:53" theguardian.com How to teach ... feminism From the beats of Beyoncé to the battles of Boudicca, here’s our guide for teaching students about women’s rights From Beyoncé's beats to Boudicca's battles, here’s our guide for #teaching about women’s rights and #feminism
"11.01.2016 10:50:31" theguardian.com Education Guardian Studying A-levels can be hard work. With the benefit of hindsight, there are a few things I wish someone had told me:
"11.01.2016 09:05:40" theguardian.com What you already know is the key to learning new things The facts piled up in your brain can turn into fertile soil. But you have to plough through them so the new ideas you’re planting have a chance to take root We do not always consciously make use of what we already know when we try to learn new information. But evidence is piling up that suggests this is a smart thing to do.
"11.01.2016 07:49:59" theguardian.com Want to improve teaching in universities? Value those who teach As university reform draws nearer, the government must address the sector’s growing problem of insecure working conditions Does it matter that those who teach our children at university are likely to be employed on a term-by-term basis, often living from hand-to-mouth and with little access to facilities or training and professional development?
"09.01.2016 18:59:51" www.theguardian.com Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job Secret Teacher doesn't care about the government's view of a good teacher
"09.01.2016 10:25:15" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job
"09.01.2016 10:18:29" theguardian.com What you already know is the key to learning new things The facts piled up in your brain can turn into fertile soil. But you have to plough through them so the new ideas you’re planting have a chance to take root http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/09/what-you-already-know-is-the-key-to-learning-new-things
"08.01.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Summer exams won't be fitted around Ramadan, confirm boards Joint Council for Qualifications has denied reports that GCSE and A-levels could be moved to accommodate the holy month Keen to hear from students on how they feel about Ramadam not being fitted around exams?
"08.01.2016 14:31:40" theguardian.com Summer exams won't be fitted around Ramadan, confirm boards Joint Council for Qualifications has denied reports that GCSE and A-levels could be moved to accommodate the holy month Keen to hear from students on how they feel about Ramadam not being fitted around exams? http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/07/summer-exams-wont-be-fitted-around-ramadan-confirm-boards
"08.01.2016 12:50:52" theguardian.com Student nurses prepare to march as anti-fees campaign swells Government plans to change bursaries into loans will force huge debts on to NHS staff working for modest pay, say student campaigners Nursing, midwifery and other health students will be protesting in London tomorrow afternoon – here's why
"08.01.2016 12:07:02" theguardian.com Student nurses prepare to march as anti-fees campaign swells Government plans to change bursaries into loans will force huge debts on to NHS staff working for modest pay, say student campaigners Student nurses, midwives and other health professionals will march outside Whitehall and Downing Street on Saturday in protest against the government’s plan to scrap bursaries for nursing and midwifery students from 2017.
Will you be joining them?
"08.01.2016 11:31:41" theguardian.com 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here’s what science says about how to get a restful night’s sleep For teachers, a proper night’s rest is particularly vital, especially when the next morning involves managing a classroom of excitable and unruly children. But getting a full eight hours of slumber isn’t as elusive as you might imagine. Here are 10 s
"08.01.2016 07:27:35" theguardian.com Cheer up, my academic colleagues! We're so lucky to do this job Everybody loves a moan, but we must temper our negativity. Here are nine things I love about this profession New Acadenics Anonymous: Nine reasons to love working in a university
"07.01.2016 12:02:32" theguardian.com Seven university costs you probably haven't budgeted for Even the saviest student will run up unexpected expenses at university. Here’s some of the most common, and how you can avoid them Here's how to avoid the unexpected costs of university.
"07.01.2016 11:49:21" theguardian.com New Year resolutions made easy: tips for reducing your workload Prioritise, find a buddy and don’t multi-task. Author Liane Davey advises teachers on how to avoid burning the candle at both ends in 2016 Prioritise, find a buddy and don’t multi-task. Author Liane Davey advises teachers on how to avoid burning the candle at both ends in 2016
"07.01.2016 07:40:12" theguardian.com The closure of university nurseries is a crying shame Cost-cutting means that campus childcare is under threat – but what message does this send out to student parents? " Long gone are the days when campuses were solely populated by well-off men, who were either single or able to rely on the support of a spouse. By offering childcare provision, universities send a clear message to student parents – that their needs
"06.01.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com How to use brain science to engage students after the holidays Neurologist and former teacher Judy Willis explains how techniques such as walking backwards and changing the furniture in your classroom can motivate students on the first day back of term Are you struggling to get your students back into learning mode after the Christmas holidays? Neurologist Judy Willis shares her tips for turning their attention from mince pies to maths.
"06.01.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here’s what science says about how to get a restful night’s sleep Tired? We look to science to help teachers improve the quality of their sleep. And yes, caffeine's out.
"06.01.2016 10:08:08" theguardian.com Making media stars of women academics While male experts still dominate the airwaves, a growing number of female researchers are getting themselves trained to take on the media challenge "I worry about being caught out, drying up or saying something stupid.”
"06.01.2016 09:26:33" theguardian.com Grants, support and spare time: why you should start a business at uni If you have a brilliant idea that you really believe could work, then you’re in just the right place to do something about it More than a quarter of UK university students (27%) are already either running a business or plan to do so while at university.
"06.01.2016 08:08:42" theguardian.com 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here’s what science says about how to get a restful night’s sleep Beware of cold feet, embrace the darkness and ditch the laptop – here’s what science says about how to get a restful night’s sleep
"05.01.2016 17:21:05" theguardian.com New year resolutions made easy: six ways to improve lesson planning Our teachers share the tricks of the trade they’ve devised to avoid the drudgery of planning late into the evening It’s a truth universally acknowledged that planning, while a necessary part of teaching, can be a huge drain on teachers’ time. Working on lessons late into the night is all too familiar for many educators.
"05.01.2016 12:35:51" theguardian.com New year resolutions made easy: get on top of your marking in 2016 Does spending every evening poring over a set of books sound familiar? Teachers share their tricks of the trade on how to reduce the marking load Start 2016 as you mean to go on ...
"05.01.2016 12:26:53" theguardian.com Don't worry if you hated your first term at uni – it gets better I struggled with my studies and spent my time with someone who thought Ramadan was a gin cocktail. But things soon started to improve I did slowly make friends. But only after drifting around campus, desperate to find a tribe with whom I could identify. Did I really take a gym selfie with the bloke who went around telling everyone that he did coke on a British Airways flight? What
"05.01.2016 10:09:32" theguardian.com At Soas, we will act to stop sexual violence on campus We aim to wipe out harassment so all our students have a good university experience, writes the vice-chancellor "We recognise that we are not equipped to undertake criminal standard investigations, and nor should we attempt to do so. But we can and should impose proportionate and appropriate sanctions in cases of serious misconduct, as we would with other case
"04.01.2016 10:57:25" theguardian.com My PhD takes me into a world of space molecules and alien fart jokes I spend long hours in front of computers in a sleepy German town, learning the dark arts of quantum chemistry - but I wouldn’t have it any other way Our new series on life as a PhD student: "My supervisor tells me the hierarchy of academia is just like the mafia. The PhD students do the groundwork - they’re the ones on the front line, slogging away and reporting back."
"04.01.2016 10:28:59" theguardian.com Seven skills that will land you work experience at a law firm Spruce up your vacation scheme application by demonstrating practical skills and wider awareness Seven skills that will land you work experience at a law firm
"03.01.2016 16:59:52" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we all feel like a failure sometimes, but we must have hope Every teacher has moments when we question whether we’re cut out for the job. Don’t despair – it’s what you do with the bad days that really counts Every teacher has moments when we question whether we’re cut out for the job. Don’t despair – it’s what you do with the bad days that really counts
"03.01.2016 10:26:38" theguardian.com New year resolutions made easy: get on top of your marking in 2016 Does spending every evening poring over a set of books sound familiar? Teachers share their tricks of the trade on how to reduce the marking load Does spending every evening poring over a set of books sound familiar? Teachers share their tricks of the trade on how to reduce the marking load
"02.01.2016 14:21:18" If you think you're alone in feeling like a failure sometimes read this:
"02.01.2016 12:00:46" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we all feel like a failure sometimes, but we must have hope Every teacher has moments when we question whether we’re cut out for the job. Don’t despair – it’s what you do with the bad days that really counts I have learned in my years of teaching that I am not perfect
"02.01.2016 07:56:19" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: we all feel like a failure sometimes, but we must have hope Every teacher has moments when we question whether we’re cut out for the job. Don’t despair – it’s what you do with the bad days that really counts “I have taught for eight years now and I still cry at times” http://gu.com/p/4fbb2/stw
"31.12.2015 08:41:27" theguardian.com Academics Anonymous: the inside stories of universities in 2015 Dodgy supervisors, churlish students and desperately low pay – it’s been quite a year in higher education "It’s been a challenging year for those working in universities: we know, because you’ve told us. Our Academics Anonymous series has provided a platform for our higher education community to tell it like it really is and you’ve made the most of it, w
"30.12.2015 10:10:22" theguardian.com New year, new career goals? Here are our top tips Throughout 2015, we published advice from experts on how to succeed in your university career. Here are our 10 most popular articles Is professional success on your new-year to-do list? Check out our most-read careers advice features of 2015
"30.12.2015 10:03:19" theguardian.com How to do New Year's Eve with a smile on your face New Year’s Eve can be a hassle to organise and a drain on student budgets. So think outside the box and find stress-free ways to have a good time It happens every year. But like the wrong kind of snow, the new year always seems to creep up and surprise everyone. Suddenly you need to find a way to be part of the biggest party ever, or face feeling like a loser. It doesn’t have to be that way. H
"29.12.2015 20:30:01" theguardian.com Legal highlights: the law stories you may have missed in 2015 Law students spend a lot of time with their heads buried in books, which can mean legal news from the outside world passes them by. Here are 2015’s best bits It can be difficult to appreciate what’s happening outside the library, so here's a selection of the biggest stories that happened in the legal world this year.
"29.12.2015 13:43:47" Do you have some tips from teachers on reducing marking/planning in the new year? Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org to feature in our article
"29.12.2015 11:12:58" theguardian.com 'You remind me of my grandma': the best student quotes of 2015 We asked our community to share the most memorable pearls of wisdom overheard in their classrooms this year We asked our community to share the most memorable pearls of wisdom overheard in their classrooms this year
"29.12.2015 10:22:10" theguardian.com Legal highlights: the law stories you may have missed in 2015 Law students spend a lot of time with their heads buried in books, which can mean legal news from the outside world passes them by. Here are 2015’s best bits Too busy studying to keep up with the news in 2015? Here’s a selection of the most interesting legal stories that hit the headlines this year.
"29.12.2015 09:59:07" theguardian.com Philosophers and #distractinglysexy scientists: our top stories of 2015 We put Rene Descartes through the Research Excellence Framework, destroyed the five-second rule and laughed in the face of sexism "It’s been another breakneck year in higher education, with the long-awaited arrival of the green paper; changes to fees, international student quotas and quangos; and seemingly endless discussion about the Teaching Excellence Framework." - our top s
"28.12.2015 20:30:01" theguardian.com Where does 'creativity' happen in your brain? Don’t go hunting for it as though it were a single entity. Creativity emerges from a variety of mental process and has no precise location Creativity is a multifaceted ability composed of a whole plethora of cognitive processes. As such, it can't be found in one particular part of the brain
"28.12.2015 12:20:59" theguardian.com Where does 'creativity' happen in your brain? Don’t go hunting for it as though it were a single entity. Creativity emerges from a variety of mental process and has no precise location Creativity is a complex psychological phenomenon that taps into many different mental processes. It doesn't stem from a single area of the brain
"28.12.2015 11:55:35" theguardian.com The higher education quiz of 2015 From Piers Gaveston parties to pro-education rap videos, 2015 was a busy year in HE. How well do you remember it? Testing times: how well do you remember the higher education stories of 2015? - quiz
"27.12.2015 11:49:52" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: WALT, WILF, EBI – we're awash with useless acronyms These innocuous-looking letters hinder good teachers, and the less conscientious totally ignore them A few sexy acronyms are not the answer to improving teaching standards, says the Secret Teacher
"26.12.2015 21:09:19" www.theguardian.com Secret Teacher: WALT, WILF, EBI – we're awash with useless acronyms These innocuous-looking letters hinder good teachers, and the less conscientious totally ignore them OMG Secret Teacher takes on acronyms
"23.12.2015 20:30:00" theguardian.com The committed medical students sacrificing their time for refugees Some medical students are offering first aid at the Calais refugee camp, while others are raising money or coordinating access to healthcare The rules about how involved medical students can be in treating people in Calais are unclear, but that hasn't stopped some students from doing all they can to help.
"23.12.2015 11:39:44" theguardian.com The committed medical students sacrificing their time for refugees Some medical students are offering first aid at the Calais refugee camp, while others are raising money or coordinating access to healthcare Many of the UK’s medical students have stepped up to help refugees however they can, with some even making the journey to Calais. Here’s how they’re getting involved...
"23.12.2015 10:31:08" theguardian.com Universities in pop culture: from Brideshead to Legally Blonde - quiz Test your knowledge of famous universities and scholars from film, television and literature Think you know your Lucky Jim from Legally Blonde? Try our tricky quiz on universities in pop culture
"22.12.2015 12:28:43" theguardian.com Be bold, Mr Osborne, and embrace international students The chancellor has put a cautious figure on the numbers he wishes to recruit. In the meantime our competitors are welcoming foreign students with open arms The government's targets on international students don't add up...
"22.12.2015 11:40:22" theguardian.com Eight student stories that defined 2015 From pop-up pubs on Ben Nevis to the free education protests, we look back at some of this year’s biggest student news stories Barely a day went by in 2015 without students hitting the headlines. There have been walkouts that went viral, endless column inches debating free speech on campus and, as ever, plenty of protests.
"21.12.2015 16:12:40" theguardian.com Teachers, tell us about your present haul Many students (read: parents) send teachers a token of their appreciation at the end of term. Tell us about the gifts you’ve been treated to this Christmas Many students (read: parents) send teachers a token of their appreciation at the end of term. Tell us about the gifts you’ve been treated to this Christmas
"21.12.2015 15:23:47" theguardian.com The 'gay' word: what does it mean when young people use it negatively? Armed with a camera and an overdraft, I made a documentary about what young people mean by ‘gayness’ and why older people find it so upsetting "When I was growing up, I noticed something about the word “gay”. The more prevalent it became, the more negative its connotations. A word that originally meant happy and carefree became a neutral label to describe homosexuality, and ended up being a
"20.12.2015 13:06:01" theguardian.com We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education Instead of pumping time and money into exams, we should focus on wellbeing and encouraging children to connect with the natural world "Exams left me feeling worthless and lacking in confidence. When I failed half my A-levels, and was rejected by my university choices, I spiralled into a depression.
"The wilderness rescued me."
Ben Fogle blogs about the importance of outdoor #educ
"20.12.2015 11:09:00" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP Secret #Teacher writes a letter to Santa this weeks.
What starts off as a list of designer handbags, jewellery and cars soon turns more realistic – pens, coffee and a barrel of wine.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/dec/19
"19.12.2015 08:00:01" theguardian.com 404 | Guardian News & Media © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. No. 908396. Registered office: PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP This week's Secret #Teacher writes a Christmas wishlist.
52 green pens (one for each week of marking).
52 pink pens (for when management change their minds about the correct colour for marking).
A large box of matches (to prop my eyes open).
"18.12.2015 14:06:45" theguardian.com Education Guardian Higher education data experts QS has launched its first employability rankings, which measures which universities are best for graduate job opportunities. The list is compiled using data gathered on institutions’ reputation among employers, their par
"17.12.2015 20:30:00" theguardian.com It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout A new study has found that shunning work over the festive period is critical to avoid exhaustion. Our community offers their advice on how to unwind #teachers love evidence-based practice. Now there's evidence to say you should leave work well alone over the holidays.
Pass the sherry...
"17.12.2015 19:00:01" theguardian.com We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education Instead of pumping time and money into exams, we should focus on wellbeing and encouraging children to connect with the natural world "Our once progressive and world-class education system now seems to have ground to a halt.
Why are we still using teaching systems that rely on cramming information to be regurgitated in exams?"
Ben Fogle blogs for us about the importance of outdoo
"17.12.2015 10:35:24" theguardian.com Paws for a moment and vote for your favourite academic cat We conduct a purr review of the entries in this year’s Academics with Cats competition Time for some purr review...