Tag: teaching

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,…

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…

Roman Numerals Game

Number systems developed over thousands of years and different parts of the world developed different systems.  The Roman numeral system is different to ours as it is not a place value system. So there is no symbol for zero. It works by putting 7 symbols together to make a number. How many numbers can you write? Have fun learning about…