The Weekend Wonder

Use The Weekend To Create A Successful Week. The weekend is a usually a time to stop, relax and unwind. However you can also utilise those two precious days to successfully set yourself up for the following week. Spending a little time on Saturday and Sunday can make the rest of the week flow more smoothly, […]

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PD for Teachers – Blessing or Curse?

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Professional Development.  I love learning, that is one of the reasons I became a teacher. I knew that I would have opportunities to continue to learn and grow throughout my career and that has certainly been the case for me. I have participated in hundreds of hours […]

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How to Help Students Transition

5 Ideas To Help Your Students Transition From One Year To The NextThroughout our lives we transition from one event to another. Sometimes, that means moving to a new school, home or job. Sometimes it means moving forward into a new phase of life. No matter what the transition, we must say goodbye to the […]

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6 Ways To End The School Year Well

How To End The School Year Feeling Calm AND Organised. At this time of the year there is often a dilemma between the end of one year and the start of the next year. You can feel like you just want this year to be finished so that you can get started on all the new […]

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Beginning Teacher Says “Help!”

I participate in online teacher forums and try to answer questions where I can. Recently a beginning teacher posted this question: I am a beginning teacher, and I am finding it really hard to plan. How much time should I spend on planning for a weekly timetable? I feel like I am spending way too much time […]

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How to Create Classroom Rules That Work

Here are some ideas for developing clear and practical classroom rules with your students.  Please raise your hand if you have ever been shocked by how your students sometimes treat each other and even you, their teacher! You may have thought you had been very clear in articulating your expectations. You may have even made […]

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Stop! The Rewards Are Worth It.

How stopping for a minute can actually give you more time. Taking a few minutes out of our busy school day just to stop and be still can be hugely beneficial.Yet stopping can feel counter-intuitive when we are rushing around – teaching, preparing for the next class during our break time, playground duty, catching up with […]

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3 Ways to Re-Energise

How to find your teaching inspiration again. Do you sometimes find it hard to remember that excitement you felt when you had just finished your teacher training and were about to teach your first class?Here are some simple, but powerful strategies that you can use to take a step back and recover your passion and enthusiasm […]

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