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Daily News Summary
28 January 2020

image Boarding schools advised to look out for "signs of xenophobia" following coronavirus outbreak
image 'How we can encourage more boys to take up language learning'
image Study identifies rise in long-lasting mental health problems among teachers
image Number of boys self-harming 'up by 50 per cent in four years'
image Top tips for teaching abroad

Boarding schools advised to look out for "signs of xenophobia" following coronavirus outbreak

 

The Boarding Schools' Association has issued guidance for schools advising them to take action against any students who exhibit xenophobic behaviour towards Chinese pupils following the coronavirus outbreak. BBC News. The article quotes a spokesman from the association.

 
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BBC

'How we can encourage more boys to take up language learning'

 

Isabelle Dépreux, head of languages at Kilgraston School, lists some of the ways she believes schools can encourage more boys to take an interest in language learning. Tes.

 
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Tes

Study identifies rise in long-lasting mental health problems among teachers

 

According to research from the University College London, one in 20 teachers in England now report having a mental health problem that lasted for more than a year, an increase from one per cent in the 1990s. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

 
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The Independent

Number of boys self-harming 'up by 50 per cent in four years'

 

A study from the World Health Organisation found 16 per cent of 15-year-old boys in England said they had self-harmed before, an increase from 11 per cent in 2014. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Top tips for teaching abroad

 

Natasha Skinner, a social sciences teacher at the British School of Bucharest, lists her top tips for those teaching abroad for the first time. Tes.

 
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Tes

 

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