20 Must Read Children’s Books for the summer holidays

With longer days and better weather, it's not long until the summer holidays are upon us. For 6 whole weeks, teachers and children alike can get out of the classroom and enjoy a much deserved break. Even though the summer holidays provides a perfect time to relax, it's a great time for children to keep… Continue reading 20 Must Read Children’s Books for the summer holidays

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Video Teaching Inspiration #4 ~ The Wish-maker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zON0wDD7VJY Thinking Questions Why do the characters throw a golden coin into the well? What do you think the first man wished for? Why? Why did the man and the woman throw a golden coin into the well? What prevented their wish from coming true? How did the ‘wish-maker’ solve the problem? Which methods did… Continue reading Video Teaching Inspiration #4 ~ The Wish-maker

Schooling with a difference: Alternative schools around the world

Working in mainstream schools can provide a huge insight into the standards and expectations of teaching in the 21st century. However, with growing class sizes, emphasis on grammar and testing, I’ve often wondered how alternative schools approach education differently. It is true that many mainstream schools are increasingly considering the impact of their teaching on… Continue reading Schooling with a difference: Alternative schools around the world

How to use different learning styles to your advantage

Whether teaching takes place in the classroom or at home, delivering lessons and introducing new concepts to children can be an incredibly rewarding experience. By helping children along on their pathway to success, you can be that positive role model in their lives cheering them on. However, teaching also has its many challenges as you… Continue reading How to use different learning styles to your advantage