Tag: education

Helping your Child Understand Body Language

There are many people choose to communicate feelings and show emotion using both verbal and non-verbal cues. Understanding non-verbal cues can be hard for some children with learning and attention difficulties. These children may find it hard to decode body language which can create friction in their ability to form positive relationships with both peers and adults. Understanding body language…

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…

D.I.R.T in teaching

I just love this comic to show the D.I.R.T acronym in a nutshell! If you are wondering what DIRT stands for you are in the right place! Read on to find out how you can get your DIRT on, in teaching…  D.I.R.T is an acronym that stands for Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time. It’s the time you allocate for pupils…

Learn the names of 2-D shapes: triangles and quadrilaterals

The internet is full of educational videos to help you learn. Below are two great videos you can watch to learn about triangles and quadrilaterals. Learn the different types of triangles by watching this fun video. Learn the names of different quadrilaterals with Mr. Mathantics in the video below. Play some games to test your geometry knowledge. Have fun finding…

You know you’ve been a teacher for too long when…

Teachers love to teach but you know you’ve been teaching for too long when… 1. You go out in public and get an uncontrollable urge to correct other children’s behaviour.  2. Everything makes sense once you meet the parents. 3. You get your life back during holiday time.  4. You want to slap the next person who says to you,…

Child Neglect

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child’s basic needs. The UK government’s statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’, defines neglect as: The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.  It can occur in different…

Using TAs More Effectively

When used effectively, a teaching assistant can bring about an improvement in a pupil’s reading of between three and six months.   If you are like myself, so used to managing on your own for many years, using a teaching assistant most effectively can be a challenge. A 2015 report from the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) on making best use of Teaching…

Punctuating dialogue

  We went from rags to riches today by playing this fun game! Can you become a millionaire, too? Look at the punctuation carefully and choose the right one! Make a mistake and you will start all over again so be careful! Click on the image below to play the game and practise your punctuation skills! Are you a bit…

Changing Teachers’ Mindsets

Those of you who have read Carol Dweck’s work on changing mindsets, it may have made you wonder about your own. You will have probably found that like most people, you are a mixture of both a fixed and growth mindset, depending on certain situations. In order to create a classroom environment that allows shifts in pupils’ mindsets, teachers themselves…

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Have fun comparing and ordering numbers with these two fun maths games by Ict games. Suitable for Years 2 – 4, just change the range to suit your year group objectives: Learning Objectives (U.K. National Curriculum)  Year 2: to compare and order numbers 0 – 100 Year 3: to compare and order numbers 0 – 1000 Year 4: To order…