Teaching Tips

Bad Habits I’m Trying to Quit

I recently watched a brilliant video by #forteachers (I shared one of their videos about Class Dojo earlier in the week) about bad habits that lots of teachers have. It really made me smile, as I recognise my own hangups and those of other teachers I have worked with throughout my career. It got me… Continue reading Bad Habits I’m Trying to Quit

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Environment

Expectations VS Reality: Classroom Environment.

Hours of my life have disappeared browsing beautiful classrooms on Pinterest. There is something incredibly satisfying about colour coordinated draw sets, perfectly labelled ringbinders and matching fonts as far as the eye can see. These rooms are always neat and tidy, always light and airy and always... not a child in sight! Every year, in… Continue reading Expectations VS Reality: Classroom Environment.

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How I manage my work/life balance.

Ah, the elusive work/life balance. A hot topic in the teaching community at the moment. We spend a good chunk of our time moaning about how difficult it is to have a life outside of work; whilst constantly defending oursleves against those people uninvolved in the profession, who think we have it easy. If I had a pound for every time I had heard somebody comment on my short hours and long holidays...