Month: April 2013

Teachers told not to use red ink in case it upsets pupils

Researchers have suggested red is linked with warning, prohibition, caution, anger, embarrassment and being wrong’ Teachers have been told not to use red link to mark homework to avoid upsetting pupils. The edict has been condemned as ‘absolutely political correctness

Denmark teacher lock-out paralyses schools

State schools are shut in Denmark for a second day because of a dispute between teachers and local authorities over working conditions. About 90,000 teachers were locked out after negotiations broke down and nearly 900,000 pupils have no classes. A

Limit teaching to four hours a day, says union

NUT wants teachers’ classroom hours capped at 20 a week amid claims many hardly see their own children and work late Teachers have called for the time they spend teaching pupils to be capped at 20 hours a week –