Teaching

Scaffolding writing for struggling students

Scaffolding Writing for Struggling Students

How can we set our struggling students up for success in Writing?
Katherine
Katherine
28 Jun, 2021
monkey bars

Secondary School Teachers Should Spend a Day in Primary

We all have our preferences when it comes to teaching different year levels. But what if we stepped outside of our comfort zone bubbles into someone else's world?
Katherine
Katherine
21 Jun, 2021
33 Creative Writing Prompts

33 Creative Writing Prompts

Pictures and sentence starters to use as inspiration for your next piece of writing!
Katherine
Katherine
14 Jun, 2021
coloured pencils

*Shock Horror* Coloured Pencil in Writing Books

Why you should let your students use coloured pencil in their Writing books
Katherine
Katherine
7 Jun, 2021
story mountain

What is a Story Mountain?

A quick rundown on the parts of a story mountain and how to use one in your writing lessons!
Katherine
Katherine
31 May, 2021
using mini whiteboards in the classroom

Using Mini Whiteboards in the Classroom

Any subject, any age! Ideas for using mini whiteboards in your next lesson!
Katherine
Katherine
24 May, 2021

Writing Checklists

Here you can find some child-speak checklists for different genres of writing. These can be used as your success criteria and self-assessment tools for your students.
Katherine
Katherine
17 May, 2021
55 Fun Writing Prompts

55 Fun Writing Prompts

Stuck for inspiration for your next quick write or fast-finisher activity? Ignite your students’ creativity with these short prompts and watch them launch into writing!
Katherine
Katherine
10 May, 2021
7 teacher tips to speed up planning

How to Lesson Plan Efficiently

7 time-saving tips for teachers so you can get your planning done faster and reclaim your evenings!
Katherine
Katherine
3 May, 2021
purposeful in-control inspired done enough

What is Your Message?

How a simple question turned into my driving source of motivation for our at the minute teaching website
Katherine
Katherine
26 Apr, 2021
girl sitting on stack of books

When Classroom Control is Slipping

A dive into behaviour management strategies for teachers to use when student behaviour starts to take a turn for the worse. Will you take the stern or heart-to-heart approach?
Emily
Emily
23 Mar, 2021
Shouting

Preserving Your Teacher Voice

How can you teach without your voice? Well, your students aren't going anywhere for starters. Emily from Staffroom Stories hits us with some top strategies to use when we feel our teacher voices slipping away!
Emily
Emily
21 Feb, 2021
Deflated basketball

The Final Hurdle in the Game That's Just Begun

Sum up the year: A rollercoaster of unexpected events. Like being hit by a bus over and over. Roll on 2021. Hear from three newly qualified PE teachers in an unprecedented start to their teaching careers.
Katherine
Katherine
24 Dec, 2020
Dubai

Always Be Flexible

The new 'normal' for an NZ teacher in Dubai: Online learning, compulsory masks and managing two classrooms at once...wait what?
Katherine
Katherine
21 Dec, 2020
Young woman looking at airport departure board

The Worst Year Ever!

"I stopped working, packed a suitcase in one day and the next day I took a one-way flight to Greece." Could you uproot your life in a day?
Katherine
Katherine
21 Dec, 2020
Ripple effect

Challenging But Rewarding

Masters - check. New school - check. New house - check. Second child - check. This year was already set to be a big one. Ah. Take a seat COVID.
Katherine
Katherine
20 Dec, 2020
Nature heart

An Unforgettable Year

“We need to give our students more credit than we sometimes do.” Hear from an incredible intermediate school teacher with her take on teaching in 2020.
Katherine
Katherine
20 Dec, 2020
covid mask

Scanning for Viruses...Case Confirmed

Wondering how schools adapted for reopening this term? Here's a sneak peek inside a handful of London schools and their COVID-secure practices:
Katherine
Katherine
6 Dec, 2020
Art projects

School Restart

Bring on June and a structured return to school for Years 1 & 6 and Nursery & Reception.
Katherine
Katherine
5 Dec, 2020
Time to dance

School Standby

What happened after my school closed? With school as we knew it on hold, what did this new world of remote learning look like?
Katherine
Katherine
3 Dec, 2020
Chain

School Shutdown

Two days before my school closed down was the most hectic day I think I’ve ever had at school. Wednesday 18th March at 2.42pm. My school was declared closed.
Katherine
Katherine
30 Nov, 2020
Covid-19 banner of daisies and eggs

Experiences of Teaching in 2020

What a year it has been! How have us teachers faired in a schooling year far from what we know and love to hate?
Katherine
Katherine
30 Nov, 2020
classroom

MY TAKE: Supply Teaching in London

Ever thought about doing supply teaching but hesitant about taking the plunge? Here's how I found my first half term. SPOILER ALERT: No chairs were thrown (by myself or students).
Katherine
Katherine
26 Oct, 2020
Scattered letters, ABC

b’s, d’s, p’s & q’s

Why do children get so muddled when it comes to writing these letters?
Katherine
Katherine
30 Jul, 2020
Stacked papers and folders

How to write reports (without dying!)

9 tips to help you get off the ground this report writing season! No more w(h)ine 🍷 -ing. Get stuck in!
Katherine
Katherine
17 May, 2020

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