Category: Teachers

The Effective Non-Judgemental Teacher

It’s in our nature, as human beings, to be in constant judgement of others. We constantly compare and contrast ourselves to those around us, checking out their actions and words and forming an almost instant conclusion about them. Many times when it comes to people we’ve known for years we may even subconsciously seek for affirmations that unknowingly justify our…

Waves of Intervention

The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. They should plan stretching work for those whose attainment is above the expected standard and plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment. Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to a child achieving…

6 Steps to Maintain a Work-Life Balance

The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and those long, lazy, summer days will be gone in the blink of an eye. However, before we all get sucked in by the manic school life whirlwind, let’s take a moment to set an intension for the year ahead and to think of ways we might find balance…

5 Cute Teacher Planners to Keep You Organised

With school just around the corner, I’m sure many of you are thinking of planning the year ahead the best way possible. How is that…? By using the cutest planner possible of course! If that sounds like your cup of tea, keep reading for my top 5 picks of some of the cutest planners! 1. Bloom Teacher Planner This planner…

Back to School Nails

Who says going back to school needs to be boring. Get back into the groove with these super cute back to school nail ideas for teachers and parents. Take a look at some of my favourite school-themed manicures and share what your nails will be wearing on the first day of school, in the comments below! Which one will you…

5 Tips to Get to Know Your Students ASAP

The first few weeks of any academic are hectic, to say the least. Whether you’re a teacher who has many years of experience or is just starting out fresh, these tips will help you get to know your pupils in no time. Tip 1: Gather information Getting to know your pupils well, including their strengths and weaknesses, even before the school…

Learning Styles – True or False?

During teacher training, we were taught about different learning styles and how to best cater for our pupils whilst bearing those in mind. SEN intervention strategies focus on helping a child reach their maximum learning potential by catering to their individual needs and adapting teaching using: visual programs, coloured overlays, hands on practice and so on. Today, professional development for…

Six Facts About Teachers

If you are a teacher like myself then I am sure you have heard at least one, if not all of the myths below.  Teachers, are constantly bombarded with common misconceptions about their occupation. While teachers know the truth, it seems that no one outside the teaching profession is aware of the amount of work, continuing education, and paperwork that…

Yoga in the Classroom

As yoga is becoming more mainstream for adults in recent years, the benefits are indubitable; more and more schools are starting to embrace the power of yoga and mindfulness to improve the wellbeing of their students. Being a yoga newbie myself and a full time primary school teacher, I have been wondering about ways of bringing yoga into the classroom.…

10 Stages of Report Writing

It’s that time of the year when all teachers are busy writing reports! What stage are you at? Read on for the ten stages of report writing… 1. Initial shock when you find out that you have to start writing reports along with assessments, data collecting, marking and 500,000,000 other things on your to-do list. 2. Pretending you didn’t get…