Plans for 5th Class (Term 2)

Things have been super busy for me over the last few months as we bought our first home and moved house the week before Christmas. Every spare moment has been (and continues to be) spent with the bank, solicitors, in furniture shops, measuring rooms and picking floors and blinds. I took some time off over […]

Social Skills Group

While working as a resource teacher, I have found social groups are brilliant for children who need to develop appropriate social and behavioural skills. This year, myself and another resource teacher are working together to facilitate this social skills group with a number of the children we are working with. Social skills groups enable the […]

Confessions of a TP Student; Part 1

The One Where You Probably Should Have Been Doing Work Over the Holidays. “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” is the story we are told time after time, especially when it comes to school placement. Each time we hear it we promise ourselves that this time will be different and that surely a placement block starting in […]

Working as a Resource Teacher; Planning

I’ve received a number of messages about the planning needed for resource teaching – to be 100% honest I’ve heard 10 different answers and I can’t find a definitive answer anywhere. So this blogpost is about how I do my planning.

Planning Folder – Resource

I was recently asked to go through my planning folder for Resource. While in school yesterday, I quickly put my folder together. I couldn’t find any guidelines on how best to organise the planning folder so I decided on this layout. I bought the folder in Mr. Price for 2.99. I like that it has a […]

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.

What planner will I use this year?

Ever since I first started teaching I wanted a Folens/EDCO teacher diary and attended both of their book launches last year to get the free teacher planners. I attended again this year and was impressed with the planners.

My Termly Plans (3rd class)

I was looking through files on my computer this morning when I came across my DIP plans for 5th Class – my first set of mainstream class plans. I still vividly remember writing them – tearing my hair out wondering if they would be good enough for the inspector (who was known to be very particular […]