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Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.

Book area signpost - Where will your reading take you????

What’s in My Teacher’s Bag {Making Inferences

Student Teaching and new teacher tips as well as a recap of what I wish I knew before I became a teacher and an entrepreneur/teacherpreneur

Tips for New Teachers

Student Teaching and new teacher tips as well as a recap of what I wish I knew before I became a teacher and an entrepreneur/teacherpreneur

Decorating the Secondary Math Classroom

Decorating the Secondary Math Classroom

I won’t actually be able to get into my classroom for a few more weeks but I figured I’d share my plans for classroom decorations now… Every year I do the same “theme” if you can even call it that –

Classroom layout has such a big impact on students’ experience and learning in the classroom. I thought I would share some thoughts on planning your classroom and the different set up arrangements and their pros and cons.

Classroom layout has such a big impact on students’ experience and learning in the classroom. I thought I would share some thoughts on planning your classroom and the different set up arrangements and their pros and cons.

I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...

I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...

What a great classroom management hack: eraser up means you haven't called them up.  Point up means you have.  So easy and inexpensive!

6 Things You Must Do Now for Next School Year!

What a great classroom management hack: eraser up means you haven't called them up. Point up means you have. So easy and inexpensive!

When I started my teaching career there was no such thing as Pinterest (gasp)!  So, my bulletin boards were not as “pin-worthy” as the on...

When I started my teaching career there was no such thing as Pinterest (gasp)! So, my bulletin boards were not as “pin-worthy” as the on...

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.

9 Awesome Classroom Activities That Teach Job Readiness Skills

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.

These videos changed the way I think about teaching.

12 Must-See TED Talks for Teachers

These videos changed the way I think about teaching.

Trial lesson ideas for primary school job interviews

Trial lesson ideas for primary school job interviews

Primary teacher Sway Grantham shares some tried and tested ideas for interview lessons that will engage students and impress observers

I have been running guided reading groups for my whole teaching career.  Over the years, it's evolved, as with everything else.  Back in th...

I have been running guided reading groups for my whole teaching career. Over the years, it's evolved, as with everything else. Back in th...

40+ Tips for New Teachers - From Veteran Teachers (Uncensored More

40+ Tips for New Teachers - From Veteran Teachers (Uncensored

Help your children to stay safe online with the teaching, activity and display resources in our Internet Safety Pack!  Available from http://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-internet-safety-pack/

The Internet Safety Pack -

Help your children to stay safe online with the teaching, activity and display resources in our Internet Safety Pack! Available from http://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-internet-safety-pack/

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