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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3 Top Tips To Get Your Class On Side

If you teach teenagers, you know how much easier the job is when your class is on side. If they have your back, and know you have theirs, classroom interactions become less about behaviour management and more about learning. They also become more enjoyable for everyone involved. It can be difficult in the secondary school … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Get Your Class On Side

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

Dealing With Morning Sickness While Teaching

Every teacher knows the struggles of being at school while feeling sick. Kudos to those ladies who have survived through the seemingly endless torment of morning sickness! Here is how I've dealt with mine. My morning sickness hasn't been terribly horrific, thankfully! I have yet to actually throw up, but instead I get prolonged almost-going-to-throw-up … Continue reading Dealing With Morning Sickness While Teaching

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 … Continue reading How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor