Last week I completed this course through INTO Learning. It is an online course and overall I found it quite useful. I wanted to complete it last week because I hate the dread of it hanging over me all summer and this year many online course providers only give you one month to complete the course […]
Yay its the summer holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying a well deserved break. This post is just a quick update and my plans for the blog over the summer.
I recently learned that I’ll be moving back to Resource next year so it meant doing a massive packing and organising of resources (again). My previous blog post on organising resources which you can read here. Moving to resource means I’ll have much less space and won’t need a lot of my resources that I bought/made for […]
Since qualifying I have spent a small fortune on resources from books to markers and mini-whiteboards. I really enjoy going to Mr. Price, Dealz, Tiger and any other stationery or teaching related shops and picking up bits and pieces for school.
Usually if you are working in a mainstream classroom you’re given an art budget which is typically between 5 and 8 euro per child. So in a class of 28 children you will have approximately 150 – 200 euro or more to spend on art supplies for the year.
Art is one of the subjects I find most difficult to plan for and teach.These lessons are easy to teach, make great displays and cover different strands/strand units.
I’ve written a number of blogposts about applying for jobs and interview questions. I’ve spoken to countless newly qualified teachers or teachers who don’t have a permanent job yet and will face the application process again this year so I’m writing this blogpost to share something I have used in the past to help me […]
While working in my first job as a shared learning support/resource teacher I created a language box using a variety of different resources. I spent hours cutting, laminating, organising and labelling the resources. The following year, I got a job as a mainstream teacher and didn’t use the language box at all so when […]
I’ve been working on my Maths display for the last few days. I find Maths displays difficult/annoying as they need to be changed with every new topic (which at times can mean every week). However, I spent some time on Pinterest and remembered using a ‘Working Wall’ in the UK for a Maths display.
The children who are finished before others even start …. It can be incredibly difficult to have enough work/ things ready to challenge the early finishers or to get them to practice a new skill in maths. Some children in my class literally gobble up the Maths problems and its impossible to have enough […]