The Ginger Teacher

Share Your Expertise

Share Your Expertise

Share Your Expertise Are you an experienced teacher? Would you like to share you experience with other teachers and earn money?  I am inviting you to submit your own professional development videos to the site Teacher Clicks. If you don't know what this site is please take a look at this blog post which explains more about it. In short, it is a brand new platform which provides teachers with up to date, easily accessible professional development. It is like Netflix for teachers!  When a teacher joins they pay a small subscription fee (after the free trail ends) and with...

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Do You Want Better Professional Development?

Do You Want Better Professional Development?

 Do You Want Better Professional Development? Getting enough time for your professional development can be difficult. We know there are parts of our teaching practice we would like to improve, yet we just don't have the time.  School organised CPD is often at an inconvenient time, doesn't cover the information you personally need or is hard to follow (or all three!)  This can be a big problem for teachers, which is why I started the website Teacher Clicks. This is a website based on the idea that teachers need to make the most of their time. If you can catch...

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Using Effective Questioning

Using Effective Questioning

How to engage your class with questioning The types of questioning we use in our classroom depends a lot on our class, their ability and of course the type of lesson we are teaching. However, in all lessons and classes there are some things we can do as teachers to make sure our questions support the learning and help the children grow. Here are some tips to help you improve your questioning skills in lessons.   Use a mixture of open and closed questions Of course open questions will illicit more in depth  answers, but closed questions have their place as...

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Advice on Classroom Design

Advice on Classroom Design

Advice on designing and setting up your classroom A look at the different aspects of setting up a classroom and the important things to consider. There are many things to consider when deciding on your classroom design; you need to think about your furniture layout, your role play areas, your bulletin boards and your classroom decoration.  1- Furniture layout Probably one of the most important thing to work out in the design of your classroom is they layout of your furniture. Starting with the tables and chairs, you will need to have decided on your work groups and made sure...

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Prepping For Your Classroom

Prepping For Your Classroom
It can be so difficult to know where to start when planning your new teaching year. There are so many things to consider and it can feel ridiculously overwhelming. Here are some tips and advice to help you plan out your first few weeks and the coming year. 
* Unit and Individual Lesson Planning
* Behaviour Management
* Classroom Design and Themes

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