• 10 Teaching Blogs to Follow in 2023

    10 Teaching Blogs to Follow in 2023

    As teachers, we’re always looking for inspiration to help improve our classroom teaching. Sometimes that inspiration can be hard to find though. That’s why I’ve gathered a list of some of my favourite blogs to turn to for creative classroom activity ideas. Read more

  • How To Plan for Your First Parent Teacher Conferences – with Templates and Tips

    How To Plan for Your First Parent Teacher Conferences – with Templates and Tips

    Parent Teacher Conferences. Is it just me, or does the thought of that make you nervous? Here are some tips that will help ease the pressure of your first parent teacher conferences. Read more

  • Benefits of and Tips for Teaching Sight Words

    Benefits of and Tips for Teaching Sight Words

    I encourage you not to neglect teaching sight words to your children. When used in conjunction with a phonetic teaching approach, sight word memorisation has many benefits. In this post, I’ll focus on the benefits of teaching sight words, and share some tips for making the most of this teaching approach.  Read more

  • Using Discussion Boards to Encourage Collaboration in the Classroom

    Using Discussion Boards to Encourage Collaboration in the Classroom

    A discussion board is a simple and effective tool to use to help facilitate collaboration amongst students. Discussion boards remove some of the pressure of ‘on the spot’ discussions, by allowing students to first write an individual response down before verbally sharing their ideas with others. Discussion boards also give you a written sample of students’ discussion responses, which you can either keep a copy of for your own records or use to start whole class discussions later on.  Read more

  • What is Student Voice in the Classroom?

    What is Student Voice in the Classroom?

    The term ‘student voice’ has been used more and more in recent years, and while most teachers can recognise its significance, it can sometimes be unclear what we’re referring to when we talk about student voice in learning. When we talk about student voice, it goes along with terms like student agency or student choice. At its most basic level, student voice is essentially giving students a voice or a say in how they learn. Read more

  • Add Some Music and Dance to Your Classroom with This Fun, Collaborative Group Activity

    Add Some Music and Dance to Your Classroom with This Fun, Collaborative Group Activity

    The activity featured in this blog post allows students to work as a group to create their own song, dance or rap. You can use this activity simply as a fun time-filler or to test the students’ musical knowledge, dance technique or ability to work as a team. This activity is ideal for working on collaboration with students as it is highly engaging, easy for all students to participate in – no matter where they sit academically – and it allows you to incorporate the arts into the classroom. Read more

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