Writing Lines – 8 Alternatives to the Traditional Sentences

Writing lines is an age-old consequence for poor behaviour. Math teacher Ian Clapham was tired of using simple, non-expressive sentences, and has devised a list of alternative lines that he likes to use when students are reflecting on their poor choices. You would be hard pressed to find a teacher that has never set line-writing … Continue reading Writing Lines – 8 Alternatives to the Traditional Sentences

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A Fresh Start

By Anonymous One of our regular readers asked for me to share this story anonymously. After 3 years teaching and a lot of recent soul-searching, they have decided to leave their school, and here are their reasons why. I've decided to resign. This wasn't a rushed decision, but one that I am content with. I … Continue reading A Fresh Start

“Teaching is Easy”

By Mr Nero I write this today with every teacher in mind, but with the evidence of my own experiences and research. As a relatively new teacher I speak of my experience but also the shared viewpoints of the many staff I have spent time with. Today I would like to examine the statement "teaching … Continue reading “Teaching is Easy”

9 Crappy Teacher Colleagues and How to Deal with Them

I love my job, I love my students, and despite the title of the article I even enjoy my colleagues. But sometimes we have to poke fun at ourselves, so I came up with my favourite types of colleagues that get me ranting when I get home from work. Here are 9 crappy teacher colleagues … Continue reading 9 Crappy Teacher Colleagues and How to Deal with Them

Childcare is So Much More Complex and Important Than Just Playtime

I love my job. Watching tiny people grow and learn is one of the most satisfying careers. Many people have the misconception that children are dropped off in the morning and we sit and play with them all day. Have you ever spent a day with a toddler? Firstly, there is not a lot of … Continue reading Childcare is So Much More Complex and Important Than Just Playtime