During the last few months since lockdown was imposed and schools closed to combat the spread of Covid-19, teachers across the country have had to adapt more than most to new ways of working. Although much of the burden of day-to-day schooling shifted towards parents, teachers have also had to adjust to finding new ways … Continue reading What is ‘roll-over’ in the Education Platform and what does it mean?
Since CLA launched the beta version of its Education Platform in September 2019 we have added over 6,000 books to it from our partner publishers. In the last week another five publishers have started sending us their books, which means that we now have 6,465 titles available for you to use. Before detailing what’s new, … Continue reading 5 new publishers and 200 more books on the Education Platform
As schools are busy preparing for September, we’re reminded that the full political and personal repercussions of lockdown have barely begun to be felt. So much still remains unknown. The overriding need to ensure the safety of students and staff is taking up vast amounts of leaders’ time and energy. However, the psychological impact of … Continue reading Roadmap for renewal
The notion of copyright can be a bit daunting, and it’s sometimes tricky to understand how it relates to the classroom and learning resources. Most teachers will regularly use copyrighted materials as part of their daily teaching routine but aren’t necessarily aware of how copyright law affects them or if they need permission to use … Continue reading Licence to Copy: How does copyright affect your use of books and resources?
It’s never too early to start teaching students about plagiarism and copyright, so we’ve put together 3 practical classroom activities that teachers can use to start discussions and raise awareness about copyright. 1. Who owns the copyright? This isn’t as obvious as it sounds and it’s not always as straightforward as an author writing a … Continue reading 3 classroom activities for teaching copyright
If I may beg your patience while I tell a bit of a story…. There is nine years difference between my brother and I. When we were younger, he went to the secondary school across the road, while I went to a primary school that was a car-ride away. This meant he always got home before … Continue reading Seeking Permission: A tale of two chairs
It has been a very unusual time since March as the whole world has been turned upside down. The events of lockdown and planning the return to school have necessitated changes that no-one could have predicted six months ago. Along with other education-focused blogs, over the last few months CLA has been keen to share … Continue reading Lockdown Literature: Recent posts relating to lockdown
Teacher and blogger, Andy McHugh, shares his ideas for encouraging wider reading across the attainment spectrum.
Since September 2019, CLA has been running a public test version of our new online product, the Education Platform. While we’re still hard at work on our design, we feel that it is something that you might find useful for your teaching. As a customer support advisor, I am responsible for looking after our Education … Continue reading Top questions we’ve been having about joining the Education Platform
Welcome to the new home of the CLA blogs for schools and further education colleges! We are very excited to be launching the blogs on a new and improved site to continue to build a strong relationship between CLA and teachers and education professionals across the UK. We launched our Education Blog back in 2017 … Continue reading Welcome to the Education Blog