It was such an odd experience to be a true learner again! I didn't know a whole heap about the topics in the course (hence why I was doing it), and I've never done an online course before, so I was quite new to the whole experience. What I discovered was a little bit of a surprise.
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
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
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