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Michelle Thraves: Success and Sanity in the Time of Nappies, Naps and Meal Times

October 5, 2018
Smiling young woman and two small children

Meet Michelle. If you read any story today, let it be this one. To some people, Stonebridge is just a college or nothing more than an online, faceless institution. To others, it is just a means to an end. To Michelle, it meant confidence in her abilities,[...]
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The Role of a Teaching Assistant (Comprehensive Guide + E-book)

March 26, 2018
Teaching Assistant books

Qualifications, Responsibilities and Benefits What Do Teaching Assistants Do? A teaching assistant works alongside a teacher in a primary or a secondary school. They have two main roles: one is to support the main teachers and the other is to support[...]
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Teaching English as a second language (ESL)

August 4, 2017
Teach English

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in education, then being a teaching assistant could be for you. Give back to your local community. Work close to home. Spend school holidays with your family. Progress to become a higher level teaching assistant. Explore[...]
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Are too many troubled children keeping you awake?

April 10, 2015

A sensitive article about troubled children in this week’s TES struck deep into the heart. It was entitled “What keeps me awake at night? Too many troubled children, too little time” and was written by an English teacher in south-east England. Troubled[...]
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Praise children for effort not ability

November 17, 2014

Praising for ability Parents and those working with children know that criticizing the child rather than their behaviour is unproductive and often causes the child to live up to a negative label. However, most of us don’t realise that you should praise[...]
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Anti-Bullying Week

November 14, 2014

Anti-Bullying Week begins on Monday 17th November with the purpose of highlighting bullying, along with lots of resources to help everyone involved; the victims, those who care for them and the bullies themselves. So how widespread is bullying? A[...]
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