Consider how you are going to set out your classroom

When you are going back into your classroom after a break or when you have a new class, you may decide to have a bit of a move around. Since Covid, many teachers have had to reorganise the classroom to space children out as much as possible, but with restrictions being lifted, children can now mix a bit more than they could previously. Often there are a number of considerations that you need to think about when it comes to organising the classroom. Firstly, you need to think how you are going to have it laid out. Are you going... Read More »

Tips for online research in the classroom

Many teachers use websites for a range of purposes with pupils in the classroom and this practice has many positives as it can be an effective way to integrate technology into lessons covering a range of subjects. Pupils are usually highly motivated when using computers in their lessons and it is useful to be able to use this motivation to build on their learning. It is important that in these lessons like in any other the teacher has planned the lesson and knows exactly which websites will be used and has looked at them previously to check their suitability for... Read More »

Supporting reluctant writers in school

Most children by the age of eight, when they are in key stage two, are able to read confidently for their age but some children struggle with writing. There may be a number of reasons for this reluctance to write perhaps the child has problems with their fine motor skills that make it physically difficult to write resulting in aching hands and wrists or they struggle for ideas, whatever the reason it is the teacher’s job to help and support these children so that they can become confident and willing writers. The stimulus that is provided to start off the... 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 ensure that children have the ability to complete the project without it causing a financial strain on the parents. Also ensuring 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 into school. Think about the... 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 »