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 …

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How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through …

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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 …

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The Key Thing Students Want From Their Teachers

Students expect a lot from their teachers. They expect us to teach them facts, skills, and ways of thinking specific to our respective subjects. They expect us to help them progress and succeed, achieving their personal goals. They expect us to help them develop social and emotional skills. But there is one key thing students …

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