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Self Care for Teachers

The days are getting shorter, the evenings darker and school is busier than ever for some. Parent teacher meetings, the frantic lead up to the Christmas play, and the day to day business of school. Lots of teachers find they are exhausted by the 23rd of December,...

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Persuasive Writing Guide

Have students listen to or read examples of persuasive writing. Together, listen and look for words that helped the writer persuade the listener. Brainstorm something that is important to the class, e.g. should we get a class pet? Once the important topic is chosen,...

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Planning Hacks for the Busy Teacher

Oh planning, some of us love it, some of us loathe it. I used to love planning for school. I still do but since having Lara I don’t have quite so much time on my hands! Life is SO busy with a baby, I am kind of worried about working full time again! I mean where will...

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Parent Teacher Meetings

I think we all remember our first parent teacher meeting! I always dread the long day (working until five!) Here's some things I do to make this time of year easier! Have a thermal cup for tea on your desk. Have a selection of your favourite chocolate treats in your...

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Eight things to do on Teaching Placement

Good morning everyone! I have had a lot of questions this week about teaching placement. Unfortunately I don't have time to respond to people individually, but Lara is asleep now so I will hopefully have enough time to get this post up! So if you are in the middle of...

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Blogging Expenses for Tax Returns

I remember when I started selling products off my site three or four years ago, I got absolutely roasted on an education website which I shall not name. I suppose when something is relatively new it is treated with distrust, or some people fear change? Anyway, luckily...

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Cleaning Routine for the Busy Teacher

Hi everyone! This post is a little different and not at all related to teaching but it may interest a small minority of you. It is all about cleaning! Yes, when I am not tending to Lara, or working on my blog or drinking tea in cafes, I am cleaning. I love it. It...

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