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What makes the perfect teacher?

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A new study involving hundreds of children across Scotland reveals that they want teachers who are approachable, encouraging, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. But most of all, they want someone who is kind.

Nick Shepherd

Nick Shepherd

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Engaging offenders in learning has often been an uphill struggle, but an imminent shake-up of the prison education service could free up teachers to adopt approaches better suited to individual inmates’ needs.
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illustration of With the new school year approaching, teachers refreshed from their summer break are turning their thoughts to the classroom, again. But what will 2019-20 hold for Scotland’s educators? With huge issues such as funding and Curriculum for Excellence looming, Tes asked teachers via Twitter for their hopes and top tips for the year ahead.
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We asked readers to lift the lid on their relationship with their financial adviser.
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How to support a depressed partner while maintaining your own mental health.
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Schools are struggling to recruit enough maths teachers, but the shortage of specialists in the subject in the FE sector is even more acute – especially as colleges are expected to cope with the added burden of GCSE resits. How are colleges attempting to solve the problem?
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As the sector grapples with ever-larger cohorts of GCSE resit students, many colleges choose to employ teaching approaches very different to those of schools.
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Teachers should take a closer look at the social dynamics within the classroom.
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For years, school leaders have been in the grip of a funding crisis, struggling to make ends meet. Across the country, provision has been cut and staffing stripped to the bone. But what actually happens when a school can no longer balance its books?
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Experts at FT Money's investment debate agree that market conditions will be harder to call
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Building the foundations of educational institutes on books.
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al Supplement; ‘Trouble at the top’. “The quality of leadership in some struggling colleges has only added to the pressure on those heading up our institutions.
illustration of With full-time teachers suffering excessive workload, many are choosing to switch to supply. But is the grass really greener as a supply teacher? What the price of a good teacher?
illustration of Times Educational Supplement: A knowledge-rich curriculum is popular in schools - could this approach be adapted for further education.
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Problems with the new system of end-point assessment is leaving students who have finished courses in limbo, with nothing to show for their efforts.
illustration of Times Educational Supplement: For years, school leaders have been in the grip of a funding crisis, struggling to make ends meet.
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Books as the stepping stones of teaching.
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Higher education teachers are having to juggle roles.
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School pupils data secured by cloud encryption.
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Looking into what makes a good financial adviser.
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YOU’VE just been asked to dip your hand into your pocket for yet another leaving party. Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive: what can you do about it?
illustration of As part of an innovative approach to parental engagement, one Edinburgh school invites mums and dads to experience at first hand what a day in the classroom is like for their offspring.
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How managers should bring such issues out into the open and integrate it into daily discussions, making a point of asking 'how one is doing.'
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Best food tips on a budget.
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Specialist maths teacher engaging with students.
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How safe is the information garnered by schools, and at what point do the risks of it falling into the wrong hands outweigh the benefits?
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School students should be in silence whilst walking to their next class; “It’s about having a couple of minutes to feel calm
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Noise levels affect concentration and ability of school students to study.
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Why music in restaurants so often strikes the wrong note.
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Relationships with students are put together piece by piece.
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Few aspects of school life these days come without data collection, from fingerprint scanners in canteens to software monitoring pupils’ attendance.
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With full-time teachers suffering excessive workload, many are choosing to switch to supply. But is the grass really greener as a supply teacher?
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Teachers should take into consideration the relationships between students in the school classroom.
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Turning around a college in crisis - leadership of thinking.
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illustration of A new study involving hundreds of children across Scotland reveals that they want teachers who are approachable, encouraging, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. But most of all, they want someone who is kind.
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Imagine signing up for a programme of study and not knowing how long it will take you to complete it, nor how you will be assessed at the end.

Profile

Nick is a visual problem solver and story teller. He brings a conceptual simplicity to a complexity of editorial issues, drawing on humour and playful metaphors to drive home the point. His naive and jaunty illustration style comes from a passion for retro graphics, indie comics and low-fi printing techniques. Clients include BBC, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Times Educational Supplement, Oxford University Press, and Quarto.

Style/Techniques

Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Lettering, Stylized, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Annual Report, Character Development, Children, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Food, Health, Music, People, Technology, Food/Beverage, Youth, Financial