Going back to school after the holidays is hard on students and teachers alike. Here’s some practical advice for beating the back to school blues…Happy New Year from Beyond ✨ Continue reading A Teacher's Guide to Going Back to School
Beyond retells the Night Before Christmas and adds a dash of teacher realness. It was the week before Christmas and all through the school, there were no festive movies, for that was the rule… Continue reading The Week Before Christmas
So this is Christmas…what secondary resources have you done? None? Well, seeing as you’ve been such good teachers this year, don’t sweat it. Sit down, crank up the Christmas tunes, and let Beyond take the reins for Christmas 2019… Continue reading Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond
This should be an easy list to draw up… Breaking up for first half term. Breaking up for Christmas. Breaking up for second half term. Breaking up for Easter. Breaking up for third half term. Breaking up for summer. Tempting … Continue reading The 6 Best Moments of the School Year
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
Back to School Blues If there’s one thing to be said about school holidays, it’s the fact that a lot of social norms go out of the window. We’ll indulge in unusual amounts of alcohol because it’s not a ‘school … Continue reading Back to School: How to Beat ‘The Dread’
Christmas is such a busy time, coupled with teaching and family life, it can become an overwhelming time! Here are some age-old adages that apply at this time of year to avoid stresses and panic! 1. Family comes first. Of course, this is true at any time of the year, but Christmas is such a special, important time for family and you shouldn’t feel guilty about using your weekends to enjoy that time. Yes, there will still be data to input, books to mark, emails to send…but remember when people say that you don’t get that time back, you really … Continue reading Mottos for a Merry Christmas!
Christmas Chores Well, I don’t know about you, but I typically don’t find myself getting a lot of R&R over the Christmas holidays! Yesterday I cooked for (and washed up after…) 15 people, we dragged the garden table in from the patio so we could all have some elbow space for dinner and had to totally rearrange the furniture to fit everyone in comfortably. Truth be told, these are the kind of ‘chores’ I absolutely love about Christmas time. Yes, it’s hard work peeling potatoes and rolling stuffing balls for 15 people with big appetites but when you sit down … Continue reading Teachers, Put Your Feet up at Christmas!
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