The Best Seating Arrangement for Your Class

Seating plans - the bane of many teachers' existence. It can seem like no matter what you do, there are still disruptions and issues caused by where the students are sitting. I did some research into the research, and give you some ideas for your own class. Short Read: What is the 'best' seating arrangement? … Continue reading The Best Seating Arrangement for Your Class

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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

21 Start-of-the-Year Questions to Ask Your Students

With the beginning of the school year comes a daunting task for every teacher - getting to know a new set of classes.  In the first week you are expected to lay down the laws, but you should also use this time to get to know your students. Building a good rapport can start on … Continue reading 21 Start-of-the-Year Questions to Ask Your Students

Halloween Science Fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to start planning some fun Halloween-themed science activities! Many that you see across the internet seem to aimed at younger children, but don't underestimate the joy that simple, fun activities can hold for students of all ages. Below is a list of some … Continue reading Halloween Science Fun

Revision Lesson For All Ability Levels

Planning an effective student-lead revision lesson can be a challenge. We sometimes feel that the best way to make sure they understand everything is to re-explain it all, or that we need to leave them to their own devices to revise in the 'way that suits them best'. Sometimes both approaches are necessary and/or appropriate, … Continue reading Revision Lesson For All Ability Levels