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Streamlining your Teaching

Streamlining your Teaching

We all know how the single most important part of our job is teaching the children, this is our job. Unfortunately there is a lot more to it than that! In this new series, I will be talking about ways we can streamline our planning and workload. Let's first take a...

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Country Study-China

Country Study as a theme- China   Studying countries thematically is a good way to ensure linkage and integration when teaching. The Chinese New Year is this month so I thought China would be a good example for some ideas to teach thematically. English: Reading:...

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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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