For myself and every teacher friend I have, the end of a term has us dragging ourselves towards the holidays like the bright shiny beacon that is a chance to sleep, eat and use the loo at a time of our own choosing.
My Grandma was becoming a teenager at the start of the second world war. Now in her nineties and ensconced in a lovely care home in South Devon she plays the role of an aging matriarch from an Agatha Christie novel to a tee. With several biblical resurrections to her name I am beginning to wonder whether she will outlive me, let alone the generation between us. 
Eyres Monsell, the only Primary School to hold a Princess Royal Training Award for its work around mental health, has joined forces with TAP (Thank And Praise), enabling parents to digitally thank school staff.
I guess, like all teachers, I panicked when I heard schools were shutting. But I think there’s a special kind of panic that teachers of practical subjects had – how on earth was I going to replicate my practical, collaborative, entirely group-work based drama studio when they were all sitting behind a computer, miles apart?
In recent weeks, I’ve found the idiom ‘how long is a piece of string?’ has entered my daily vocabulary. With parents, students, teachers and even Joyce next door all asking ‘how long will this last, do you reckon?’, it seems the monotony is getting to everyone. Throw into the mix the demands of home learning and progress concerns, and we’ve got a seemingly endless summer of stress coming ...
On Saturday 16th May, educators around the world will head to teacher Graham Andre’s Twitter page for #GlobalBrewEdIsolation. Here, Graham explains where April’s #BrewEdIsolation came from, and what people can expect from this exciting sequel…
Nic Ponsford, as well as being an IMS contributor for six years (*gasp*), is also known for her work in education and technology, and more recently as the co-CEO and founder of the GEC. Knowing that online learning and remote working are central to her makeup, we knew that she would have a few things to share with us, and you. 
Over the last few months, I feel like we have been suspended in reality, dangling along the edge of a black hole where every minute feels like hours or days… 
The Lockdown bombshell for pupils and teachers: “GCSE grades will be cancelled…”
Have you been struggling with motivation? So have I! Tasks that would have taken me about 10 minutes to complete at school are taking me 1 hour at home. I have always been someone who has been very self-motivated and driven therefore this season has been very odd. 
‘Hello World’ is perhaps the most famous computer phrase in the world, well, for programmers at least.
I’m a mother, teacher, researcher and life-long learner and I’m hearing and seeing a lot of problems with home schooling: 1.The reality is that the majority of children are not engaging in work set by their schools. 2. Online work can be overwhelming, the materials hard to navigate and boring.   3. Children are feeling anxious about being ‘left behind’ when they are already stressed enough about covid and ...
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