I bought a Teaching Packs membership two years ago and thought it was brilliant. When my membership was up, I had just moved back to Ireland and had no job so decided to wait. Then when I started working, I forgot to renew my membership. I continued to follow ‘Teaching Ideas’ on Facebook and regularly used their site for ideas. Today I decided to renew my membership again and was delighted that it was only £12 pounds to renew (14.73 euro.) (The price is usually £15 but because I had been a member previously – I got the discount.)
Teaching Packs is run by Mark and Helen Warner and offers complete packs of teaching resources on a range of topics. The site is regularly updated with new resources. The resources are divided into different sections; English packs, Maths packs, Science packs, History packs, Classroom Resources and Other topics. See below for some of the resources currently available (Screenshots taken from the site – lots more packs to chose from too!);
Classroom Resources Park
I’ve chosen 3 packs to look through – Comprehension Pack from the Literacy resources, Mental Maths from the Maths Resources and Growth Mindset from the Other Topics resources.
You get a lot of resources in the pack; Here are some of my favourites.
Comprehension passages and question sheets
Comprehension ‘glance’ card
Inferencing cards with pictures; Children develop their inferencing skills
Inferencing cards with text
Mental Maths Pack
MP3 Audio Files – perfect for a Maths Quiz
Mental Maths powerpoint
Maths cards – perfect for a Maths box
Nice activity sheets
Nice presentation about Growth Mindset
All About the Brain
Presentation showing Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
Worksheet – show the children’s growth mindset
Learning successful – putting the Growth Mindset into practice
Overall I’ve found Teaching Packs so useful – lots of material on each topic including presentations, worksheets, work cards and more! The visuals are appealing and I’ve used lots of them in the resource room over the last week and the children have really enjoyed them!
There is a ‘Members Treats section’ with special discounts and freebies for members. There is also a Community section – with online forums where you can chat with fellow teachers and a Facebook group too.
I highly recommend teaching packs – you get so many resources for less than 18 euro!
You can find out more here.