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An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
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onenightinmyoyster:

9 characteristics of 21st century learning

#NotMine #Reblogged

malallory:

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is casually mentioning something about my life outside of school to students and then watching them struggle with the fact that I am in fact an actual human.

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…and already I am tired, grumpy and miserable! Lol. Just demonstrates how demanding and stressful this job really is. Worked non stop every day.

Nightmares, anxiety and too long spent playing on the Xbox are just some of the reasons why many children are struggling to stay awake at school. Now one borough has called in an expert to try to tackle the problem….

Read article here

classroomcollective:

Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts about him or herself. Then have the students crumple up their papers into balls and have a “snowball” fight. After about half a minute or so (or as long as you can stand it), have each student find a snowball, which by now are all over your classroom. After uncrumpling the paper, each student must try to find the student whose snowball he or she retrieved. 

teachingtomastery:

childlifespecialist:

I am poem — great way to get to know a child. 
Source: http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html


I like this idea for a simple poem-frame that even young children could use. Great for teacher getting to know a new class too!

teachingtomastery:

childlifespecialist:

I am poem — great way to get to know a child. 

Source: http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

I like this idea for a simple poem-frame that even young children could use. Great for teacher getting to know a new class too!

idontknowart:

Ye Olde Hokey Pokey

idontknowart:

Ye Olde Hokey Pokey

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kateann6:

Challenge capsules for students who finish early. After finishing their daily work the students can pick one of the capsules and then complete the task inside. I think it would be a cool idea to color code activities by the lids. That way the students knew that if they picked a capsule with a yellow lid they would be doing a writing activity, a blue lid for vocabulary, a red lid for reading, and so on.