Category: Teachers

Teachers looking after their own well-being

In a previous post about teacher well-being, we looked at how schools can look after their teachers. Teacher well-being has become an increasingly hot topic that needs to be addressed by all, and when I say by all I mean just that. Even the teachers themselves. In this article we look at how teachers can look after their own well-being…

10 Things Teachers Actually Do in the Summer

Teachers lead such busy lives during the academic year. Have you ever wondered what they get up to during the summer holidays? Here are 10 things teachers actually do in the summer. Read Whilst the reading genres may vary drastically, teachers do actually use the summer holidays to unwind with the books of their choice, you may find a curriculum/school…

End of Year Gift Idea with Free Printable

It is that time of year when you are in search of some simple, but great end of year gifts for students. Have you been searching the internet to get some brilliant, but not too expensive ideas? Well, look no further! This is my take on an idea that it swarming over the net, it is wonderful for those who are…

Teacher Well-Being

Teacher well-being is the hottest new topic in education. It’s strange to think how and even why this has only just recently become such an important matter. I mean, shouldn’t teachers’ well-being go without saying? Shouldn’t teachers’ well-being be number one on the priority list, as they are the ones who are educating future generations? It only takes the slightest…

Classroom Screen – A Great Tool for Educators Worldwide

Have you ever wished for a screen that has everything a teacher needs to help pupils stay on task and focus on the lessons more? If so, stop wishing and carry on reading as this post is for YOU! Laurens Koppers, a teacher in the Netherlands, kept wishing and searching for the same thing. Like us all, no such tool…

Dyslexia in different languages – Part 2

As seen in Part 1 of Dyslexia in different languages, dyslexia can be very different across languages because of their underlying structure. In this post we look at dyslexia in the following four languages: Polish, French, Italian and Japanese. Polish: It is interesting to note that the Polish language is ending based, which means that the meaning of a word…

Writing Targets Sheet and Writing Targets Achievement Certificate Free Download

Long gone are the days when a generic ‘Well done!’ or ‘Good!’ would suffice as adequate and constructive teacher feedback for pupils’ writing. Today, feedback given to pupils needs to be specific and clear and should give pupils guidance on how to improve their writing. Feedback is often confused with editing, it is much more than just correcting mistakes, it…

Email etiquette for teachers – 10 tips

Communicating via email is no longer a luxury for some, but a necessity for working. As a teacher, it most probably is your primary source of communication with colleagues, parents and depending on the age group you teach – pupils, too. Before one starts it may be wise to consider the appropriate etiquette for sending professional emails, as it is…

Why teachers get sick in the holidays

Watch the video here! Believe it or not, teachers have a highly stressful job with an endless list of responsibilities and duties to get through, each day. Keeping stress levels and adrenaline at a high, is imperative to  multitask and get through the day having successfully catered for all pupils. Therefore it comes as no surprise when the holidays arrive…