Teacher holidays are a Godsend! Time to unwind, relax, and meticulously plan how much time there is until the next one… Continue reading Teacher Holidays: 6 Truths That Only a Teacher Will Understand
It’s been a hard year. You’re tired, the students are tired… and July is still weeks away. Here are some simple strategies for making sure both you and your students get through to the end of term unscathed! Take it … Continue reading Six Simple Strategies for Coping with the End of Term
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
It’s been a hard year. You’ve done parents evenings, extra-curricular activities, revision sessions, exam marking, twilight CPDs and school trips. Not to mention planning, marking and the lessons themselves. But now, the end is in sight. As you say goodbye … Continue reading 5 Things That Make The Summer Term the Best
No matter what school you teach at, what year groups you have, what subject you teach, there are some things that are true for every teacher in the holidays. How many of these half-truths have you told yourself? The Half –Truth: This is the holiday that you will avoid being poorly in the first few days. You know it happens every time: the bell rings to signal the holidays and suddenly the cold/sickness bug/exhaustion you’ve been avoiding these last couple of weeks hits you with vengeance. This time, you are going to take cold relief tablets in pre-emptive strike, sterilise … Continue reading Teaching Holiday Half-Truths
Nope, no, and no again! It’s an easy enough misconception but it’s a misconception nonetheless! Teacher working hours extend way beyond 8am-3pm… Continue reading Teacher Working Hours: Why Do Teachers Only Work Half the Year?