Looking for a new career for 2018?

If you have decided that you fancy a new challenge next year then why not consider teaching. Although no one can tell you teaching is an easy job or extremely well paid, but it is very rewarding and there are some perks. If you have children that are of school age then you may find that it is nice to know that during the school holidays you will be able to spend time with them as you will most likely have time off too. You do need to have a degree to land a teaching job but the PGCE course... Read More »

Teachers deserve a Christmas too!

If you are a teacher and are busy planning all the Christmas activities your students have to do then make sure you take time out to do things that you enjoy too. It is no secret that teachers have to work long hours many of which are unpaid and with festive holidays upon us, there is often even more to try and fit in. You may have to organise a Christmas play or carol singing as well as ensuring you still get time to teacher the subjects you need to. Children may often become excitable around this time of year... Read More »

Organising your classroom

As a teacher, your classroom should be a space that you are proud of. If your classroom is not in order then the chances are there will be chaos and the students will not be working to their full potential. All teachers struggle with finding time to do displays, filing paperwork and also knowing where to find them again afterwards, but with a little forward planning you can save time during your working day and make your teaching experience a less stressful one. The first thing to start with is your desk. You desk needs to be positioned in a... Read More »

Encouraging your students to read

As a teacher, you will often find that some students need a lot of encouragement to read. Reading is not always easy and some students get put off thinking they need to be able to learn to read over night, when this is simply not possible. If you are teaching primary school children then you will usually help them pick a book or pick a book for them to take home and read. When choosing this book it is important to think about the individual needs of that child and pick a book that is appropriate to them. Giving a... Read More »

Getting ready for the new academic year ahead

With teachers all over the country starting to think about returning to school in September, it is a good time for them to start to think about how they may want to start your year and if there is any changes they wish to make. IF you are a teacher and are going to be having a new class when you return in September then this is the perfect opportunity to have a fresh start and implement changes if needed. It may be that certain ways you taught last year did not have the effect you wanted them to or... Read More »