So we've done it, come to the end of another term. It brings such an odd range of emotions with it - relief and worry are top of my list. What a roller-coaster! Relief This is definitely the reigning emotion at this time of the term. We finally get to take a break from the … Continue reading That Weird End-Of-Term Feeling
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
I'm not sure how teachers can be successful at teaching children things like manners and respect when all too often they are taught the exact opposite at home. Take my neighbours for example - a nice little family of two parents and three children. The children are all in primary school, and all of them … Continue reading When Home Undoes School
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
Guess what folks - we are expecting a beautiful bundle of joy in January 2018! Once I got past the excitement, my thoughts turned to what this means for my teaching. Let me start by saying this is the most exciting, scary thing that has ever happened to me. A baby! An actual baby of … Continue reading We’re Having a Baby!