Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The work-life balance myth

I’m going to generalise here, but teachers work hard. They work hard because they want the best for their pupils, they work...
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12 Teacher Residential Essentials

It’s that time of year again! The school residential trips are coming up and you’ve been asked to come along. The residential trip is...
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How To Streamline Your Marking and Be a More Productive Teacher

  Martine Ellis hosts a popular education podcast called The Teaching Space. She is also a teacher educator and Google Certified Trainer based in Guernsey. This...
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How To Write a Teaching Cover Letter That Stands Out

So you’ve created a stellar teaching CV and now it’s time to pen a stand-out cover letter. But where to start? Cover letters are...
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10 Amazing English Lesson Ideas to Inspire Your Class

Looking for some inspiration for your English classes or need some new ways to engage uninterested students? English is a wonderfully varied subject to...
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A Good Start to the School Year

And here we are again! I’ve found it’s fun to start afresh, but a lot of work. I always think teaching is unique in...
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How to Set a Seating Plan That Works For You

It’s that time of year again. The school gates have opened, and teachers and students are heading back in to the classroom. And with...
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NQT: The End is Just the Beginning

So, just like that, I finished NQT. My final observation was 2 weeks ago and I think that it was probably the biggest anti-climax ever,...
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5 Things Teachers Need To Do During The Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are one of the renowned benefits of being a teacher and make you the envy of all your non-teaching friends. While...
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Making Books Accessible With a Moving Library

Having completed my second year of Primary Teaching in May – I finished the year exhausted but enlightened in equal measure. Though I welcomed...