Parent Teacher Meetings are a great chance to meet the parents of the children in your class. The majority of meetings go smoothly and as expected, however sometimes you might get thrown an unexpected curveball. Here are some of tricky questions/problems and sample answers that might help – obviously they will need to be changed/altered […]
The time for parent teacher meetings is fast approaching – ours will be held in 2 weeks time. I find parent teacher meetings are often very enlightening and help you to better understand some of the children you’re working with this year. They can also be a stressful time for teachers as they do require […]
We will have parent teacher meetings in 2 weeks time. These are a fantastic opportunity to meet the parents and share the children’s progress, achievements and any issues/concerns that you or indeed the parents might have. Parents know their children best so take what they say on board.
Working with parents is a very large part of the job of a teacher. Sometimes parents disagree with your methods, something that happened with another child, the workload/homework etc. In this blogpost, I hope to share some tips for working with a parent who is angry.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been meeting with parents of the children I’ll be working with this year. A meeting at the beginning of the year is really beneficial to find out about the children who will be attending resource. This gives parents an opportunity to meet you, ask questions and share important information […]
We returned to school last Monday – no children just meetings, classroom set up and handover of information. The children arrived on Tuesday and by Friday I was exhausted. Overall it was a successful week, we did a lot of setting up in the resource rooms, organising resources for the children we would be working […]
The midterm went so fast – I can’t believe we are back to school on Monday. Here are a few things that I’ll be working on with my class over the next few weeks!
I’ve been using Class Dojo for the last few years and really think its brilliant for classroom management. I use it for rewarding children for working hard, being persistent, showing kindness, group work, being ‘on task’ etc. How I used it previous years; I rewarded children 1/2 points for a variety of different reasons (see above). […]
Whether you are thinking about becoming a teacher, an NQT or a more experienced teacher – the terminology and phrases change regularly. This is a brief blog post about different abbreviations and words that are associated with primary schools and teachers. In college; TP -Teaching PracticeSupervisor – person who supervises you when you are on […]
I’ve received a number of requests for a blogpost about assessment folders and how to keep records for assessment purposes so this is a quick overview of what works for me. I purchased this planner from Mr. Price at the beginning of the summer – I already had a Folens planner, but I liked the […]