Quick everyone, we’ve only got limited time before it undoubtedly returns! Schedule all your family events for this week, set a year’s worth of homework, reclaim the living room TV! Do whatever you need to do… Continue reading Fortnite is Finished: What to do to Fill the Void
Learning names, faces and classes. Being a teacher in September is tough: here are some fun activities to make learning about new students easy. Continue reading Back to School Activities: 5 Getting-To-Know-You Games
Is your child starting secondary school? This teacher-parent guide directs you through what you need to know to get your child settled at secondary school. Continue reading Starting Secondary School: A Teacher-Parent Guide
We’ve written before about impostor syndrome, that nagging sense that the certificates you hold and the years of experience under your belt still don’t qualify you to do your job. Well, we’re going to take that one step further now … Continue reading Do Your Students Make You Feel Second-Rate?
A happy classroom is a productive one – not exactly rocket science, is it? Yet the drive to achieve results compatible with a career in rocket science means that happiness becomes an afterthought; despite increased awareness of mental health and … Continue reading Six Steps to Student Happiness
In the immortal almost words of Joe Strummer, should they stay or should they go? What to do about study leave is the dilemma that hangs over the heads of school leaders every May. The trend in recent years has … Continue reading Study Leave or Study Stay: What’s Your Preference?
Play is important. Sometimes we learn best when what we’re doing doesn’t actually feel like learning. The primary education sector is highly attuned to this; the secondary sector, rather less so. Even the under elevens are having their playtimes squeezed, … Continue reading Why Teachers Need ‘Play Time’ Too
If teachers made films they’d probably be the best in the world. There’s no element of modern life we haven’t encountered. But marking, planning and teaching take up too much of our time, so we’ll have to leave the cinematic … Continue reading 10 Teacher Films That Have Never Been Made
Teaching is a two-way street, so they say. Of course, for all the time they’re with us, teachers would cross the street to avoid encountering a pupil outside of school, and they would do likewise. Once they’ve graduated onto the … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Learn from Ex-Students
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