Code Switching: What Teachers Need to Know

Code Switching: What Teachers Need to Know

The national curriculum aims for every pupil to learn how to use Standard English in writing and verbal communication. Teachers need to know that treating the features of non-standard dialects as if they are “errors” does not guarantee that pupils will suddenly start speaking or writing in standard English. Continue reading Code Switching: What Teachers Need to Know

Teacher Friends: Why Fellow Teachers Are Best Friends

Teacher Friends: Why Fellow Teachers Are Best Friends

Teaching is a profession that has so many misconceptions. A lot of people who conveniently aren’t teachers believe the career is stress free and easy peasy. But those of us who are living the teaching life everyday know that’s a complete lie. There’s no way we could cope on our own that’s exactly why we need our fellow teacher friends. Continue reading Teacher Friends: Why Fellow Teachers Are Best Friends

5 Things All Teachers Need More Of

Teachers do a particularly important job of nurturing and fostering the minds of the next generation and while it’s not an entirely thankless job, sometimes appreciation wouldn’t go amiss. Especially during exam season. Here are 5 things teachers could do … Continue reading 5 Things All Teachers Need More Of

Take Cover! How To Survive Cover Lessons

Twinkl content writer, qualified English teacher and sometimes cover supervisor Paul Brand shares his blueprints for surviving cover lessons. The hazy, indeterminate nature of cover lessons makes them a battleground from which nobody emerges with much credit, and I speak as someone who’s fought on all sides. Is there any solution to the age-old conflict that arises whenever the regular class teacher has to temporarily vacate their position of authority? Petty Officers Let’s start with the kids. The eyes of even the brightest and best light up at the sight of a cover teacher trooping through the gates. Looking on … Continue reading Take Cover! How To Survive Cover Lessons