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Making your School a Community and the New Super Union

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (24 March, 2017)

Education is collaborative. In order for us to achieve the best, we share ideas and work together to find new ways in which we can engage with our students, our team and our parents and ensure that everyone is reaching their full potential. Being at school is a unique environment. It’s a sense of community that some may not experience on such a large scale once they either graduate or leave the profession and it’s one that we should embrace and utilise whilst we’re in it.

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ERA Award Winners

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (20 March, 2017)

Friday 17th March saw the annual ERA Awards ceremony take place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Co-founder Jon and Sales Manager Dan were in attendance to represent Team Satchel as we had been shortlisted for two awards, and on the night we were lucky enough to be named winners of the Secondary ICT Resource or Equipment for our flagship software Show My Homework.

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The Power of Praise

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (17 March, 2017)

Praise makes us feel good. Fact. Receiving praise releases dopamine - the neurotransmitter that drives our brain’s reward system. Dopamine releases feelings of enjoyment and reinforcement which motivates us to complete and continue doing certain tasks. This is why praise is such an important tool for us to give both our staff and our students, but also for us to receive.

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The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (9 March, 2017)

Marking, although time consuming, is paramount to students’ progression. It is considered by Ofsted as instrumental to the quality of teaching whilst the Sutton Trust Education Endowment Foundation found that providing constructive and purposeful feedback can add up to eight months’ learning onto a student's education at a low cost. But in order for feedback and grades to have the maximum impact in the classroom, they need to be provided promptly and with clear direction.

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International Women's Day

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (8 March, 2017)

There is no denying that in our country we have come a long way in terms of fighting gender inequality, but equally there is no denying that there is still a way to go. The simple fact that we are still rallying for equal pay for men and women, education for all girls throughout the world and that unwanted sexual attention and harassment is still a daily occurrence tells us there is still a lot that needs to be done.

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The Techies Award Winners

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (24 February, 2017)

Last night saw The Techies 2017 award ceremony take place at The Mondrian Hotel in London, and we were lucky enough to be named winners of The Ultimate App or Website for our flagship product Show My Homework.

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Bett 2017 Round-up

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (31 January, 2017)

Yet another Bett has been and gone, and what a show it’s been. As always, it has not failed to disappoint, showcasing the best in edtech, new and old. We were taken aback by not only the sheer size of the exhibitors but also by the number of visitors who came along to check out what the latest developments are in the edtech world.

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Global Learning in the 21st Century

Posted by Rob Ford on (27 January, 2017)

This week sees our second guest blog from Rob Ford, Principal of Wyedean School. Rob has been a senior leader in various state and independent schools and has a background in international education, leadership and the International Baccalaureate. He's been working with schools and school boards on these areas all around the world for over 20 years. 

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Show & Tell Week 8: Disadvantaged Pupil Budget

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (6 January, 2017)

It’s always important to be well versed in the sector that you’re working in, but we find that when working within education it’s even more important to have a full understanding of the industry.

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Hello, Team Satchel

Posted by Bethany Spencer on (5 January, 2017)

So, you may have noticed a few changes to Show My Homework recently. The reason for this is because our name has changed, we are now Satchel.

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