To my wonderful TA (past, present and future), Thank you for helping me to teach young minds. Thank you for asking if I need a coffee when you know I probably haven't had time to get one. Thank you for checking if I have had lunch, and when I inevitable say no, putting a snack… Continue reading To my wonderful TA (past, present and future).
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
I use Class Dojo everyday in my classroom. In fact, it is very rare that you will see me without my iPad in my hand; the small sound of a 'DING' follows my class wherever we go. It's a great tool and one I use for many other features on top of the behaviour management… Continue reading Class Dojo tips from #forteachers
I thought it might be quite nice to do a round of my week and the lessons I have taught, as it's the first week back after the Easter holidays. It's a great way for me to share how I like to introduce a new topic and provide an immersive experience with the children before… Continue reading First week of Summer Term
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.
Hello! I just wanted to write a quick post to say hi and thank you for the love and support you have shown my first post! I'm really pleased with the response and hope it was a useful read for all you amazing teachers out there! I also wanted to let you know that… Continue reading Thanks for dropping by!
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...