Tag: teaching

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…

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…

5 Effective Additional Language Learning Strategies

Learning an additional language not only positively influences learning in general, but it also helps students to develop multicultural awareness. This often results to a greater sense of open-mindedness and empathy as well as academic proficiency in other subjects. Learning a language requires a lot of effort. But there are ways that can help speed up your progress. Read on…

Learning Styles – True or False?

During teacher training, we were taught about different learning styles and how to best cater for our pupils whilst bearing those in mind. SEN intervention strategies focus on helping a child reach their maximum learning potential by catering to their individual needs and adapting teaching using: visual programs, coloured overlays, hands on practice and so on. Today, professional development for…

Six Facts About Teachers

If you are a teacher like myself then I am sure you have heard at least one, if not all of the myths below.  Teachers, are constantly bombarded with common misconceptions about their occupation. While teachers know the truth, it seems that no one outside the teaching profession is aware of the amount of work, continuing education, and paperwork that…

Yoga in the Classroom

As yoga is becoming more mainstream for adults in recent years, the benefits are indubitable; more and more schools are starting to embrace the power of yoga and mindfulness to improve the wellbeing of their students. Being a yoga newbie myself and a full time primary school teacher, I have been wondering about ways of bringing yoga into the classroom.…

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,…