Friday, September 21, 2018
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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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5 Back to School Tips for New (or returning) Teachers

We all know that phrase: "new year, new me" and September is the teacher's New Year. So with it rapidly approaching Back To School...
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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...
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Why I Love Teaching

Teaching. It's a bit of a funny job really. You get berated publicly for both working too much and working too little (I never...
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How to Ace Your Teaching Assistant Interview

So you’ve been invited to an interview for a job as a teaching assistant- congratulations! Working as a teaching assistant can be very rewarding...
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3 Go-Home-Happy Strategies When You’ve Had a Bad Day

Bad days happen. I wish I could promise you that you won’t have a bad day, but I can’t. There will be those days...
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How Schools Can Write Effective Job Descriptions and Attract the Right Staff

We are all aware of the current difficulties in teacher recruitment. We’re in the midst of a teacher shortage with less new trainee teachers...
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Part 1: Why I Wanted to be a Teacher

I knew without question that I wanted to be a teacher. I knew it without having to think about it. Without research, without a...
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The Power of Words: Why I Love World Book Day

World Book Day started in 1998 in the UK and I remember it as if it was yesterday. In reality, I was just being...

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