What have you been reading over the last 12 months?
In 2018, we saw the highest amount of readers visiting Teacher Toolkit since we moved to WordPress in 2012 – almost 9 million views! Here’s a look back at what we’ve published over the year and the most-read post from each month. Have you missed anything?
We started off the year revealing the teaching strategies we were sick of and you’ve continued to read it throughout 2018. Refresh your memory on what we wanted to see the back of, and look out for our 2019 version!
In the second most popular post of the year, Ross McGill shared some shocking statistics showing just how much marking teachers are expected to do. Read his letter to parents and see if his sums reflect your marking reality.
In revision season we published this popular post providing tips for getting students ready for exams, ensuring that what you teach pupils in the classroom accompanies them to the exam hall.
In the final installment of his popular Life of a Deputy Head series, Ross McGill revealed his reasons for leaving his school and looked ahead to what the future would hold …
New Teacher Toolkit writer Hayden Reynolds was attracting readers in May with the 4 pieces of research he thinks all new teachers should read before embarking on their first role in the classroom, and as a matter of fact – that all teachers should ensure they’re familiar with!
Could schools work more effectively if they stopped committing these deadly sins? Have a read of the 7 sins Ross McGill laments and see if your school is a culprit.
In July, we shared the books that the Teacher Toolkit team had been reading and that we recommended you didn’t miss over the summer holidays. Check to see if you’ve ticked them all off your reading list.
In August, Ross McGill spoke out after 32 years of silence against sexual abuse and this heartfelt post encourages others to do the same.
Back to school, back to marking. Teacher Toolkit is a strong advocate of protecting teacher wellbeing by reducing workload. Lynn How shares her top 13 tips for cutting down on the time spent on marking.
Only published in November 2018, but already the 4th most popular post of the year by December 2018. Ross McGill summarises 25 years in education in a downloadable PDF from Mark. Plan. Teach.
Ross McGill wrote to the Department for Education to ask which schools Damian Hinds has visited in his role as Secretary of State for Education! Read what they said in this post.
Thank you so much for reading in 2018! Teacher Toolkit would be nothing without you and we look forward to publishing more content in 2019. Do get in touch if you would like to start blogging and you’re interested in becoming part of the TT team.