A teacher’s Christmas Carol | chriseyreteaching

‘It’s Christmas Day’ said Scrooge to himself, ‘I haven’t missed it.’ I wonder how many teachers resonate with Scrooge’s fear that Christmas will pass them by. We are probably not in the ‘bah humbug’ mean spirit of Scrooge but we are often so absorbed with work that we fail to be fully present in the … More A teacher’s Christmas Carol | chriseyreteaching

A teacher’s Christmas Carol | chriseyreteaching

‘It’s Christmas Day’ said Scrooge to himself, ‘I haven’t missed it.’ I wonder how many teachers resonate with Scrooge’s fear that Christmas will pass them by. We are probably not in the ‘bah humbug’ mean spirit of Scrooge but we are often so absorbed with work that we fail to be fully present in the … More A teacher’s Christmas Carol | chriseyreteaching

Why bother with mocks? How to make them useful without taking hours of your life away | missdcox

It’s mock exam season. The time when teachers spend longer marking test papers than the total time that the students spent revising and sitting the exam itself. Is the time cost worth it? I believe that teaching a subject that results in a terminal exam comes down to a careful balance of teaching content, how … More Why bother with mocks? How to make them useful without taking hours of your life away | missdcox

The Feast of St Nicholas | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Is there a Santa Claus? This blog first appeared on the BCYS site in December 2016 For some, the start of Christmas is when they first see the Coca Cola Christmas truck on the television. A real truck now visits towns around the UK over Christmas adorned with a huge image of Father Christmas on … More The Feast of St Nicholas | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

The Great Textbook Battle | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Last week I attended I attended the Policy Exchange event hosted by John Blake and featuring Nick Gibb, Emma Lennard, Robert Orme and Robert Peal. The event has been widely reported already (TES – Nick Gibb: ‘Teachers will lead the move back to textbooks’). I am a textbook writer myself (GCSE and KS3 RE) and I … More The Great Textbook Battle | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

The Greatest Story Ever Told? | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

The Greatest Story Ever Told? This blog first appeared on the BCYS site Quiz:How did Mary travel to Bethlehem?How long before Jesus’ birth did Mary arrive in Bethlehem?Which animals were present at Jesus’ birth?How many innkeepers did Mary and Joseph speak with?What kind of building was Jesus born in?When did the angels appear above the … More The Greatest Story Ever Told? | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

A brief guide to handling emails | chriseyreteaching

In my book ‘the elephant in the staffroom’ I briefly mentioned dealing with email, citing one interesting statistic from John Freeman’s that American corporate workers spend up to 40% of the day dealing with email, in the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot more about the teacher’s relationship with email and would … More A brief guide to handling emails | chriseyreteaching