Assessment Folder

This blogpost was written last year as I was preparing for teaching 3rd class. I’m in the process of making my assessment folder. Every teacher needs an assessment folder for their class.

First Day Powerpoint

This is a powerpoint which I made and used on our first day last year. It was really useful as it covers all about the school, the teachers in our year group, some of the main procedures in the classroom, class rules, all about class dojo, important times during the day etc.   You can download […]

Restricted Dip

Many people worry about working in Resource before being fully qualified and usually more experienced teachers take up Resource posts, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t work as a resource teacher if you have just finished college. When I qualified in 2011, I worked as a resource teacher from January – June and it […]

Class Dojo; my thoughts

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). […]

Setting up your classroom

This blog post was written last year when I was setting up my classroom for 3rd class. I spent some time at the beginning of the summer holidays and last Friday setting up my classroom. Its not perfect but I’m happy with the results so far.

Planning for NQT’s

  Planning is a vital part of being a teacher. Planning and Preparation is one of the criteria for successful completion of your NQT year therefore it is very important.

The First Day

This blogpost was written last year. So what do you do that first day? I’m going to break the day into 3 chunks – Morning, After Break, After lunch.

Timeline of Me

A nice activity for the start of the year/tie in with History (My Family). Children fill in key events in their life e.g. born, 1st birthday, when new brother/sister was born, holiday, starting school, winning a medal, etc.  

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