You’ll recognise this dilemma: you’re feeling, frankly, terrible. Whether it is an aching head, a cold that has you in its clutches or a throat that feels like your swallowing razor blades. Maybe you are exhausted, struggling to focus and … Continue reading Health: Why It’s OK For Teachers to Take a Day Off
Science team leader Becky Driver curates her favourite science resources this week. Click on the image to be linked to the resource on the Twinkl website. Continue reading Science Resources: Favourites This Week
Siobhan Lawrence, Content Writer for Secondary Maths, discusses her go-to maths resources from the site. Browse through her list at the top of the page and click the images to link through to the resources on the Twinkl website. For a fuller explanation on the thought process behind them scroll further down this page. Escape the Room: Arithmetic Exit Tickets These Escape the Room Challenge Cards are a brilliant way to keep students focused right up until they leave the classroom and provide such a great assessment for learning tool for teachers. They are also fantastic for encouraging students to … Continue reading Maths Resources: Favourites This Week
English team leader Marie Clapham talks us through the resources that are on her mind. Browse through her list at the top of the page and click the images to link through to the resources on the Twinkl website. For a fuller explanation on the thought process behind them scroll further down this page. AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 3 Resource Pack I don’t know about you, but when the new GCSE came in, the question I was most worried about was the structure one on the English Language Paper One. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what structure … Continue reading English Resources: Favourites This Week
A couple of weeks ago, news broke that a private school in Oxfordshire was capping the value of gifts to teachers at £50. Besides a job at any school where parents might actually lavish staff with such appreciation, it got us wondering what all the teachers on Santa’s good list this year might be wishing for… Here are some ideas from our Christmas list: A magic marker. Not those thick felt-tips that students always think they can get high on, we’re talking about an enchanted pen that skips through piles of books, annotating pupils’ work with the words of wisdom … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas Is…
Forget elf on the shelf; your focus needs to be on yourself and your mental health! Be kind to yourself. Christmas is a busy time in schools with the additional pressures of concerts, Christmas events and managing student excitement as well as your usual duties, not to mention what’s going on outside of school, like visiting family, nights out, present buying and card swapping. After an already exhausting term, you might be spreading yourself even thinner to get everything done. Make sure that you give yourself time to rest, say no when you need to and be realistic about what … Continue reading Winter Wellbeing: How Can I Look After Myself This Christmas?
Content writer Becky Driver picks out some science resources that could tie you over until the final lesson of term ticks round. Are you struggling for ideas for the next few days? I’ve found a few resources to get you … Continue reading Very Very Nearly There: Fun Science Activities for Those Last Few Lessons
Christmas is cancelled! Well, the real Christmas at least…we explore the Scrooge Schools that swerve Christmas altogether and attempt to reconcile the much-loved festivals newer, less personal meaning… Continue reading Christmas is Cancelled: The Rise of the Scrooge Schools
Content writer Siobhan Lawrence explains why visualising manipulatives is suitable for everybody. Interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods, counters, dice, dominoes, geo-boards, to name but a few, are all examples of manipulatives and physical objects which you might associate with a primary … Continue reading Manipulatives in Maths: Suitable for the Secondary Classroom?
Content writer Katrina is a big fan of language. Just don’t mention ‘moist’. I’ve recently been reading a best-seller dedicated to giving a larger audience to some of the greatest correspondence in history. The author of the book, and the blog it derives from, isn’t elitist. He gives equal page space to letters from famous authors and presidents, school teachers and teenagers. One of my favourites from the first collection is a letter written by an ex-copywriter who quit his job in advertising with the dream of being a screenwriter. His covering introduction for the job at MGM is actually … Continue reading Which Words Do You Love to Hate and Love to Love?