The #TeacherNewYearRevolution Starts Now!

Let’s guess your resolutions for 2019: Eat better. Exercise. Explore a new hobby. Exorcise a bad habit. Are we close? Statistics show that these are the most common resolutions alongside saving money and getting more sleep. Statistics also show that only 50% of people are confident that they can stick to their resolutions while 1 in 5 people admit that their resolutions are overly ambitious and potentially unsustainable. Setting targets to improve our lives naturally comes with the territory of New Year and many of them focus on physical improvements, but one of the most important things people always forget is … Continue reading The #TeacherNewYearRevolution Starts Now!

How Do You Survive Form Time at Christmas?

Science content writer Claire Brown talks us through the pleasures and pitfalls of being a form tutor around Christmas time and how she engages her students with a bit of festive competition… Tis the Season to Be Jolly! I absolutely love Christmas. It’s a time filled with fun and excitement but also a time that can strike fear into teachers around the country! The build-up to Christmas is an emotional roller-coaster for both teachers and pupils alike. For some, there will be worries about getting to know a new school, for others panic about the start of a new GCSE … Continue reading How Do You Survive Form Time at Christmas?

A Christmas Carol Gets a Makeover

One of our lovely content writers, Marie, has kindly written a blog explaining the exciting changes coming to our A Christmas Carol unit of work!  It’s November, so we’re safe to mention Christmas right? Well, I’m going to go right ahead because I want to tell you a bit about our resources for Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lesson 1 is free! Check it out here! Who Am I? I’m Marie and I’ve been with Twinkl Secondary since the very beginning and we’ve had resources on the site for this book since the early days as they were some of the first … Continue reading A Christmas Carol Gets a Makeover

Twinkl Secondary – What’s the Point?

I am fantastic at planning lessons. In fact I would go so far as to say that planning and creating resources is my absolute strongest suit as a teacher. During my five rollercoaster years in the classroom if you had told me, “Don’t worry about thinking through the minutiae of your lesson structure and putting together a fabulous PowerPoint, someone else is going to do that for you. All you need to do is teach,” then I would have been a little bit taken aback. That was my favourite part of the job. Roll forwards to now: I’ve been working … Continue reading Twinkl Secondary – What’s the Point?