Category: General

Writing School Reports

Reports help parents see their child’s progress. As a teacher, you will need to highlight any concerns you may have but also take the opportunity to congratulate the child’s efforts. It is important that a school report is truthful, diplomatic and paints a true picture of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. It is important to communicate the way forward to…

(Part 1) Reading Corner for the classroom with bonus video

Don’t you think that it’s beneficial for children to have a reading corner in the classroom? I do! I think having a reading area in the classroom is very important for children to start loving to read and to read for pleasure . Watch this video to see how I made my reading corner in my dragon themed classroom! I…

Free Dragon Alphabet Resource

To go with my dragon themed room this year, I wanted to put up the alphabet in the front of the classroom so that children could refer to it, whenever they needed to. Even though I will be teaching Year 4 and children will already know how to form the letters, as well as the order of the alphabet, I…

The Healthy Teacher Project 7 – Interview with Peppi Orfanogianni

Originally posted on Luke Richardson:
What is The Healthy Teacher Project? Peppi is a primary school teacher in Athens, Greece. She’s from Greece but trained to teach in the UK before returning. A teacher for 20 years she still talks about the job with passion and excitement. It’s great to get a view on teachers’ health issues from someone outside…

3 Year Blogiversary!

Happy birthday, dear blog! We’re blowing out 3 candles today! Wow! It’s been three years, already! I can’t believe how quickly time goes by. Three years ago I was just getting my head around the WordPress platform. I had so many doubts racing through my head before I bit the bullet and hit that publish button. Did I have what…

Dora’s Animation: William Shakespeare Biography

Schools can limit creativity, however, when the rigidness of the school system is softened and children are allowed to create freely, they can truly take you by surprise. By giving pupils simple guidelines, then letting them go about things in their own way, individuals will be able to experiment with their creativity and show what they are capable of. Carnival theme this year…

Mathematics practice for all levels: Ada Project

Are you tired of searching the internet to find exercises to practise your mathematics? Well search no more! ADA Project  is a free, open-source, online mathematics textbook for students and teachers, that aims to provide questions and answers for any topic and level! As a teacher, I often get asked by parents how they can best help their children revise for…

How to be the best student teacher EVER!

After talking to many different teachers about what makes a great student teacher, I’ve comprised a list of the top 5 most noted character traits that make student teachers outstanding. Be sure to take on board these habits to become the best student teacher EVER! Read on… Be flexible Welcome to teacher life! Flexibility is key to surviving in this…

My Two Year Blogiversary!

Well, who would have thought that this little blog is TWO, TODAY!! HaPPy BloGiverSAry!! I can’t believe it, two whole years of blogging. WOW! Looking back on the last two years, I can say that the blog is gradually becoming richer as my blogging skills develop and mature. There may have been some dry spells this year due to life…

Free Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Do you want to take a look at your upcoming year in a glance? Plan the year ahead with this free downloadable pdf. It has a cute flower theme to match the soon to come Teacher Planner! Keep watching this space for more! I hope you like this yearly academic calendar, from August 2016 – June 2017, and that it…