Tag: ideas

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…

10 Amazing Classroom Themes

If you are like me, you may be considering changing your classroom theme next academic year. I love a fresh new start for the year and as much as my children and I enjoyed our classroom theme last year, I feel that it has come to its end. I’ve been thinking about some classroom ideas and a new theme for…

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…

(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…

Why I want a Pinterest-Worthy Classroom

Don’t get me wrong, your classroom does not have to be Pinterest worthy. A colour coordinated scheme, does not make you a great teacher, and if that’s not really your cup of tea, that’s ok! I on the other hand, want to be both a great teacher and have a great classroom, one that both my pupils and I love…

How to make a dragon scale background

Follow me to school to see how I change a plain background into one with dragon scales for my dragon themed classroom. What is your classroom theme? Have you got one? Let me know in the comments below! Till next time…

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…

Believe in your selfie 3-D bulletin board idea

A twist on a classic art activity, drawing a portrait of yourself, is to draw your selfie! Children took selfies and then drew them. They loved to capture themselves in class with the camera and their art  took on a whole new life.  Some asked if they could draw snapchat filters. Allowing their imagination to roam, the children took their selfies…

Mary Poppins Costume

Teacher dress up ideas for any occasion! This is a great idea for Halloween, Book Week, Carnival or a Fancy Dress Party! Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? Practically perfect in every way, here is my version of Mary Poppins, Peppi Poppins! This costume is so easy to make, if you are a teacher, I’m sure will have most of these…