Tag: teachers

Fuel Your Passion for Teaching

Those of us who have been in the teaching profession for many years, must search for new challenges if we expect our 20th year of teaching to be as engaging as our first. Just like any long term, committed relationship, keeping that fire lit needs time and effort on our part. Teaching is hard, and no one will ever really…

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…

Great Maths Display Ideas

Whilst searching for some inspiration to revamp my maths working wall, I came across these amazing ideas that I thought I’d share with you… #1 Place value and partitioning. I think this is genius! #Fractions. Pizza always comes to mind when doing fractions in class! Such a cute board! #Place value. This display is so versatile! I think it’s a…

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…

Magnetism Display Idea

Displays play an important part in the classroom as they aid learning and provide visual stimulus for the children. Research published by the University of Salford showed that well-designed classrooms can improve learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16%. Below is a display idea for science and magnetism. I find that magnetism is such a hands on…

Classroom Reveal 2019-20: Cactus Theme

It’s the beginning of a new school year and time for my classroom reveal for 2019-2020! 🥁🌵🌵🌵🥁 This year, I chose a really cute and trendy theme, cacti! Or is it cactuses? Well, actually both are correct so I’ll stick to cacti because it sounds so much better, in my opinion, and quite posh! I wanted to give my classroom…

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…