Posts tagged: planning

Loathe lengthy planning? We can help!

Planning is a hot topic nowadays. How much? How little? What is effective and what is simply paperwork? A recent Government report highlighted the issue of teacher workload and mentioned planning as an area for serious review. Here, Caroline Pudner, Curriculum Consultant at Cornerstones, shares her perspective. Wasting time? As a teacher, I spent many… Read more

Lighten the load – lesson planning

Teacher workload is at an all-time high. Stress, sickness, absence, and burn-out are all commonplace leading to a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. For decades ‘excessive workload’ and ‘poor work/life balance’ issues have been ever-present in the news. Such matters have been chewed over and cried over by teachers, unions and government without ever… Read more

what makes a great teacher

What makes a great teacher?

In our latest post, we look at what makes a great teacher and examine some of the qualities and characteristics that ‘great’ teachers often share. Being an outstanding teacher every minute of every day is both unrealistic and unsustainable. You’ll know because you’re there doing it, and it’s utterly exhausting. Giving ourselves permission to be real… Read more