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7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

Authored by Sarah Parker

It can seem like the whole world and their dog is teaching English online right now. Do they know something you don’t? Probably. In fact, they probably know seven things you don’t know! Teaching English is a good idea right now for so many reasons. 7 reasons you should teach English online right now.

1. You can earn good money

Maybe you’re in-between jobs right now, or maybe you’re...

Zoo's UK climate change first

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A Devon educator has become the first accredited UN climate change teacher in a UK zoo.

Steve Nash, Head of Education for Wild Planet Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, has become a UN Accredited Climate Change teacher.

“The modules are based on the most recent evidence regarding climate change science and its...

SW schoolchildren to take part in My Money Week

Authored by Sarah Parker

Pupils at all schools across the South West are being given the opportunity to learn more about money and personal finance during the eighth annual My Money Week, run by the UK’s leading financial and enterprise education charity Young Enterprise, incorporating pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group). It is the highest profile, and most recognised personal finance education initiative in...

University awards celebrate teaching stars

Authored by Mary

Plymouth University students have paid tribute to those who have made their University experience ‘exceptional’ by holding a special awards ceremony on campus.

Dozens, including the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Judith Petts, attended the SSTAR (Student, Staff, Teaching and Representation) Awards last week, which recognise outstanding achievements in teaching and learning....

Teaching: A top choice for New Year career changers in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The New Year tradition of pledging to make big life changes following the festive break shows no signs of slowing, according to new figures released today by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Switching to a more fulfilling career in teaching looks set to remain a popular choice for people in Plymouth looking for a new challenge and to make a real difference...

Call for more nursery teachers in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

A fresh call has been launched in Plymouth to get high quality candidates to train as nursery teachers – and help further improve early education of young children.

Across the South West more than four out of five nurseries and other early years providers (87 per cent) are rated as good or outstanding, up 16 per cent on 2010.

Tax-free bursaries of up to £9,000 plus training...

New Teaching Project Moves the Classroom to the Beach

Authored by Mary

Thousands of schoolchildren are to benefit from one of the biggest Teach on the Beach projects in the UK, being launched by the Ecover Blue Mile and Plymouth University based Natural Connections.

The programme will provide training in blue spaces for teachers across the South West of England. Among the organisations providing the training are the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Marine...

UK teenagers falling behind

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

UK teenagers are falling behind much of the rest of the world in reading, maths and science.

The latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) found there has been ‘no change’ in the quality of the ‘core’ subjects despite above average investment in these subjects.

Singapore, Estonia and Poland are among countries which have made rapid...

New course improves teaching for autistic children

Authored by JamesM

A new course for teachers and teaching assistants has been created in Plymouth to improve understanding and advance the techniques used to teach children with autism in mainstream schools.

Five talented teachers will be receiving their Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert): Autism Spectrum Condition at a ceremony on Wednesday 17 July at Plymouth University’s Roland Levinsky Building....

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