Five ways to get the most out of your holiday

The summer holidays are finally here! Yes!   Here are a few suggestions to make every single day of your holiday as good as it can be. They're only suggestions, some you'll agree with, some you won't... Five ways to get the most out of your holiday: Don't work! If you're like any teacher I …

Showing your students the distance they’ve come

As I write this it's almost (but not quite) the last week of term. Teaching at this time of year can be difficult – we’re all tired and feel like we should be on a beach already. But it’s also a lovely because we get to see how far we’ve come over the last ten months. …

Five ways to keep your lessons inspiring at the end of term

Any term that's over six weeks in length is a struggle. They're all getting tired, losing focus and becoming irritable - and that's just us teachers. Personally, I always aim to get any assessments done within the first six weeks of term. Getting the most out of students (and yourself) is really hard after this. …

Teachers – five reasons to keep, value and proritise your hobbies

Answer this honestly - how many hobbies or interests do you no longer regularly follow because of teaching? As I write it's the final weekend of the summer half term. The academic year has flown -year 6 sats are done, year 11 are on their way out and we have seven and a half weeks …