The Ginger Teacher

Why teaching is a lot like running!

Why teaching is a lot like running!

Firstly a bit of background. I guess I am now considered a 'runner' I run every other day for 30 minutes except on Sundays when I let myself have the day off even if I didn't run on Saturday! I never used to run at all I was slightly overweight, I have asthma and I DO NOT enjoy exercise. At all really.... Hmmmm I started running because I was told I would get healthier, which I did. I was also told I would start to love it, which I don't! Today as I ran cursing myself for not running yesterday, so...

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Halloween Round Up

Halloween Round Up

Halloween is coming! It is just 2 weeks to Halloween and this year it falls on a Monday! This means it will be a school day for some of us! With this in mind I have a round up of some of the greatest ideas from around the Blogosphere for Halloween in your classroom. Firstly hop over to Free Technology for Teachers Where there are four fantastic Halloween themed lessons to keep your class busy. If science isn't really what you are looking for and you need a bit of a reading boost. Then your next stop should be The Clutter...

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The Back to School Teacher's Box

The Back to School Teacher's Box

So here it is, the end of summer is fast approaching and it is that time of year to start preparations for back to school! I know, I'm sorry, I didn't want to be the one to say it but somebody had to! Now I know that there are some fantastic blogs out there to really help prepare you for the first few days back and I will be listing some of them at the end of this post. I wanted to talk to you about something a little bit different. The Teacher Box Us teachers sometimes need reminding that...

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Wrapping up the school year

Wrapping up the school year

It's the end of the school year, time is flying past and we are all working like busy bees to get everything done and finished. With this time of year making us all a bit loopy (teachers and kids) I thought I would share with you my advice for the end of the year. Fill the time It is very easy to stop planning in depth lessons at this time of year. I can see the attraction. Remember that the time still needs to be filled and filled constructively. Use all the pre-made resources available to you on the internet...

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Nicky v. Nicky

Nicky v. Nicky

(In your best ring master voice) We are in for a treat, our one and only education secretary has many opponents willing to take her on. Tonight she faces her biggest threat… HERSELF! In the red corner we have Nicky Morgan, education secretary, helper of the disadvantaged, leader of the new deal for teachers and in the blue corner we have Nicky Morgan, figurehead for British values, inspiration to all back trackers everywhere! Red corner Nicky comes out swinging with an interview where she takes the strong view point of “We are NOT going to say every school must be an academy”(4:11) followed...

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