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The Power of Twitter For Educators

Twitter has been one of the most invaluable sources I have utilised during my time as a teacher so far. It's intuitive, dynamic and best of all - it's free! Here are just a few of the benefits I've reaped by using Twitter:   Sharing My Practice I've been able to share my own practice… Continue reading The Power of Twitter For Educators

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Talk For Writing – What I’ve Learned

Talk For Writing, pioneered by literacy idol Pie Corbett, is an approach designed to predominantly develop children as writers and foster a true love for writing. It's backed by great testimonials from teachers and pupils. A number of case studies also provide reliable data as to the positive impact it has on children's progress. This… Continue reading Talk For Writing – What I’ve Learned

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20 Times Friends Has Summed Up Being A Teacher

When your colleague asks if you have a plan: 2. When you're fed up with homophone errors: 3: When a child does a drive-by fart: 4. When you get twice the amount of food in the hall as the pupils: 5. When you've spent fifteen minutes trying to unjam the photocopier: 6. When you find… Continue reading 20 Times Friends Has Summed Up Being A Teacher

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3 Reasons I’m Grateful For My School

It is heart-breaking to hear horror stories from amazing and passionate teachers about the schools they are working in. One friend was repeatedly belittled by their colleague whilst another has been set a completely unreasonable workload by their head teacher. I’ve had conversations with teachers who haven’t been supported in a range of matters by… Continue reading 3 Reasons I’m Grateful For My School

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Taking The Spring Term In Your Step

Spring Term. It's dark when you arrive at work. It's dark when you leave work. All the Christmas cheer has subsided. The festivities are over. With these factors in mind, it's all too easy to become consumed by the January Blues.  I've decided to dive into the spring term with a positive mental attitude and… Continue reading Taking The Spring Term In Your Step

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The Teacher Who Stole Christmas

It will come as a shock to many but I had a brief period of scrooge-ness recently. Yes, me! The teacher who unashamedly wore a 3D reindeer jumper to school. The teacher who allowed the children to throw up all sorts of questionable festive decorations around the classroom with reckless abandon. The teacher who refused… Continue reading The Teacher Who Stole Christmas