Category: Teachers

Staff Shout Outs!

  Boost staff morale and spread the love, by bringing positivity to your school with a ‘Staff Shout-Out’ board! So often, teachers get caught up in the manic pace of school life and get sucked in by surrounding negativity. This is incredibly easy to happen to anyone, especially when they feel tired and unmotivated. This shout-out idea isn’t mine of…

Save the dates for Literacy

Have you ever searched the Internet looking for important dates to add to your calendar for Literacy? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place! Having done just that for you, I have compiled many dates that I feel schools and Literacy Leads can use to promote literacy. This is a free resource for anyone to…

You are only as good as your data

The role of data within schools is emphasised by many government regimes within education. There is a clear shift from intuitive decision-making to data-based informed decisions within any school setting. Most schools collect a variety of data, yet few educators are trained in analysing the results. Data on its own, without the correct analysis or interpretation is meaningless. Knowing how…

Book Review: When the Adults Change Everything Changes

‘When the Adults Change Everything Changes – Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour’, written by Paul Dix and published by Independent Thinking Press (2017) is a real page-turner and recommended read, for anyone interested in shifting children’s behaviour within a school. Easy to read and full of sound advice that really makes sense when you read it and makes you  wonder…

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…