Live marking – what, why and how to do it

Marking is a key part of being a teacher. You couldn't do without it, nor would you want to. It's one of the most revealing and effective ways to tell where your students are with their learning and what you can do to help them. However, the idea that marking has to take you ages, …

The Healthy Teacher Project 4 – Interview with Catherine Parker

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  In this interview, I talk with Catherine Parker,  currently a Secondary English RQT but with 15 years previous experience in the classroom as a teaching assistant. Catherine's positivity is infectious - she talks about the surprises of being a new teacher, how she copes with it, and why it's …