4 Things a Teacher Doesn’t Want to Hear at the End of the Year

The end is nigh! Lessons are winding down, spirits are high, and…your Year Nines are being observed last thing before you leave?! Four things teachers absolutely do not want to hear at the end of the academic year… Continue reading 4 Things a Teacher Doesn’t Want to Hear at the End of the Year

Teacher Mental Health: Reactive, not Proactive

While a greater focus and need for mental health provisions has obviously become increasingly prominent in recent years, we ask whether or not steps could be made to make mental health provisions for teachers, especially NQTs having a rough time, … Continue reading Teacher Mental Health: Reactive, not Proactive

Seven Things Every Teacher Should Have in Their Desk!

School supplies are like gold-dust, and it’s openly acknowledged that most teachers substantially fund the resources they use day-to-day. But no matter how tight the purse strings get, these are seven must-haves for any teacher’s desk. Glue stick Glue sticks … Continue reading Seven Things Every Teacher Should Have in Their Desk!

Sort Out Your Classroom! Simple Strategies for Classroom Organisation

There’s nothing like the chaos of a classroom. Even the most well-behaved classes can turn your room into a bomb site in a matter of seconds. But here are six simple strategies for keeping things calm and organised – even … Continue reading Sort Out Your Classroom! Simple Strategies for Classroom Organisation

5 Things on a Teacher’s Mind during a Meeting

Meetings are important. Or so we’re told. They keep a department up-to-date on important developments. Brief a whole school on wide-reaching changes. And sometimes… just bore us to tears. “Why don’t we have food?” One of the reasons you might … Continue reading 5 Things on a Teacher’s Mind during a Meeting

There’s Something Wrong With Detentions

Detention: Punishment for Staff and Students Alike? The seconds tick interminably by. The clockface on the classroom wall seems to smirk, “Keep looking at me and I’ll go slower still.” Someone begins tapping on their desk. The atmosphere in the … Continue reading There’s Something Wrong With Detentions

A Teacher’s Diary VS Non-Teacher’s Diary

New Year’s Day Everyone else: Woah, that was a good night! Will sleep it off and then think about New Year’s resolutions. Teacher: Oh no. I overdid it last night. Less than a week to go, must… do… planning. Valentine’s Day Everyone … Continue reading A Teacher’s Diary VS Non-Teacher’s Diary