Working well with your TA

A TA (Teaching assistant) is very important to a teacher and can really help in all aspects of the classroom. As a teacher, having a good relationship with your teaching assistant is vital if you want to gain their respect and work well together as a team to achieve what needs to be done. With teachers under so much pressure a TA can be there to take some of the load off them and may be able to spend time one on one with a child who needs a little extra attention. They can also be a teacher’s second pair... Read More »

Creating projects for children to do at home

As a teacher it is a good idea to try and get parents involved in their child’s learning. One way you can do this is by sending work or projects home to be completed. It is important to think about this carefully and take time planning to insure that children have the ability to complete the project without it causing a financial strain on the parents. Also ensuing that the project is not going to take too much time to complete and allowing the child enough time to actually enable them to bring it back in to school. Think about... Read More »

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 »