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 »

Creating beautiful and creative classroom displays

As a teacher you want your classroom to be a bright and creative space where children can really get involved in the current topic you are teaching. Usually teachers are responsible for creating classroom displays based around themes and topics that the students are currently studying. This is a great way to allow children to constantly be reminded of work they have recently covered. Thinking of new and exciting ways to display this information can become a challenge but luckily there are many helpful resources online to help teachers transform the classroom in this way. For some teachers, the display... Read More »

Teaching advice for the newbie

If you have recently qualified as a teacher and are starting your first teaching job then you will most probably feel very anxious and worried. Many teachers worry if they are going to be able to control the classroom and help students learn and get to the level they need to. This is a common concern and will a few little bits of advice, you can soon put those worries to bed. As with any time you meet someone new, the first few minutes will make an impression that lasts a lifetime. You do not need to be really hard... Read More »

Putting together an assembly for parents

As a teacher you may have the responsibility of putting together an assembly for the parents and/or carers of the children to come and watch. When creating your assembly you need to consider the age of the children and how they may react to the situation. If it is a reception class for example then you need to make sure that they do not have too many lines to remember and that you are on hand to prompt them should they get stuck. Children often like showing work that they have created so adding in a section where they can... Read More »