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; The IEP

If you are working as a resource teacher you are probably in the middle of writing up your IEPs. These usually need to be completed by the start/middle of October. So instead of writing mine – I’ve decided to procrastinate… The IEP’s are a programme of work that you design to cater for the needs […]

Place Value; some activities

I’m working mainly with 3rd class this year as a resource teacher and this week in Maths the topic is Place Value. Here are some activities I used over the last few days to explain what place value means and to assess children’s understanding.

Social Media and the Classroom

In recent years there has been a huge amount of schools/ classes setting up blogs and social media accounts. I have worked in different schools that used social media in different ways. I was asked to write this blog post about the advantages and also some things to consider. Advantages Blogposts/Updates on Facebook/Twitter about what is […]

IPT and 2016/2017

The school year is fast approaching so I decided to have a think about the blog and the next 12 months. First things first, I am so delighted that the blog is continuing to grow from strength to strength with over 35,000 views in less than a week along with a following of over 15,000 […]

ICT and SEN; Some useful websites

I recently completed the ‘Using ICT to support Literacy and Numeracy for Pupils with SEN’ course with INTO Learning. Earlier in the summer I completed the course ‘Beyond 2020; Using Technology in the Primary Classroom’ with INTO Learning too. Unfortunately, the content of both courses was quite similar – both dealt with Pinterest, assessment tools such […]

Euro Giant; School Supplies

I’ve picked up a few bits and pieces over the summer for back to school. Yesterday, I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in over a year – she’s a teacher too so it was great to have a catch up and do a bit of back to school shopping together. First […]

Working as a Resource Teacher; Useful links

I think its true to say that you don’t get a huge amount of training in college to work as a resource teacher. We had a lecture once a week and learned a few bits and pieces about working with children with additional needs. It was an interesting class and gave a broad overview of […]

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