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Category: Trainee Teachers

Reflections by trainees and tips for those in teacher training

tips4teaching PODCAST

Last summer I started a Podcast. Don’t worry if you missed it, it didn’t last long. The busiest year of teaching got in the way! However like a phoenix from […]

Millions of ideas ready to be clicked

Every teacher needs their arsenal of places to go for inspiration, from colleagues to books. One absolutely fantastic source of ideas is Pinterest! It’s an international site with ideas and tips […]

Classroom Resources thank you to all

I want to say a huge thank you to the teachers out there who are buying, using and finding my teaching resources so very useful at Primary and Secondary across […]

“Getting boys reading”

Guest post by a recently graduated trainee Teacher @Justine1412 Perception – It’s not looking good for the boys It is nationally, if not internationally, perceived that boys are simply not […]

September is coming

A brief post of thoughts… Things you can do now before September to get organised and healthy. Enjoy… Please follow and like us:

Vocational Courses

Worst ‘teaching’ I’ve ever seen Easily the worst lessons I’ve observed in the last 7 years were vocational in nature. NOT because vocational is bad! I’m a fan of vocational […]

Coursework – keep on top!

Staying organised… We all start out with the best of intentions about how organised we’re going to be each year; planning our courses, mapping out use of resources etc. etc., […]

Objectives

Why do people leave them till last? Objectives are a starting point. You start projects with objectives, you start a journey with a destination (objective!) in mind! So why why […]

Working with a difficult student

The disengaged student Ever had that one student who struggles with any task longer than about 5 minutes, and as a result is disruptive and often asked to leave? If […]

Resources to support Outstanding teaching

Resources to support outstanding learning Good resources in the hands of a good, well trained teacher can lead to outstanding learning! I’ve been mentoring and coaching a lot of staff […]

Defusing the bomb

 ‘Boom the behaviour bomb goes off’ Sending students out (for what ever reason) always adds a new challenge to teachers lesson. As soon as you walk out to discuss their […]

Tweet to solve a problem

Concise communication A simple resource designed to encourage students to be concise in their communication. The challenge I set is to work in pairs, one pose the question, the other […]

Bright Ideas

Who has a light bulb idea? This is about positive praise! I’m a fan of visual positive praise, displaying work in & out of class, stickers on work, and now, […]

Stars

Post-it notes in class I love sticky notes, they come in such interesting shapes and colours, they can so easily be utilised in lessons, in so many ways to support […]

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