Teaching using Australia as a Theme

Teaching using Australia as a Theme

Hi everyone! I am reading Kensuke’s Kingdom with my class at the moment. When we finish it we will tie it in with the theme of Australia. Here is what I hope to cover: Geography: Find Australia on a map. Discuss how far from Ireland it is, how much bigger it is,...

Back to School after Maternity Leave

So I am a week in, after being off for nine months! And it feels as though I had never left! Everyone said it would feel like that but I didn’t believe them. But it really does. People also told me the thought of returning would be worse than the actual reality-...
Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management

If you are on teaching placement, one of the biggest challenges to overcome is behaviour management. This is just a post on what has worked for me in my teaching experience so far, different things work for everyone but this is just my way of doing things, five years...
Transitions between Lessons

Transitions between Lessons

Transitions between lessons are a very important part of classroom management. Do your students start talking the minute their books are closed, holding up the beginning of the next lesson? Or are they involved in a purposeful transitional exercise? I have used Go...

Teaching Placement and Wellness Seminar 2019

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it has been three years since my last seminar! Well I am back for seminar number seven!This one is a little different as it is a seminar mostly for advice and support on teaching placement but also wellness and ways to look after...

Novel Study – Holes

Hi everyone, If you are a regular reader you will know that I am a huge fan of the humble novel. There’s such an excess of resources available now for English, when really I think we need to pull back and stick with the basics. When I had fifth and sixth class I...

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