The Ginger Teacher

New Location

New Location

Welcome to my new and improved blog location! If you are looking for old posts please head over to my blogger platform here.    I am excited to take my blog in this new direction, wish me luck!  Follow my blog with Bloglovin Subscribe in a reader

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Behaviour from Day One

Behaviour from Day One

Well hello! Sorry it has been such a long time since I posted, this time of year everything else seems to take over! Now over here in the UK there is still one week of term left until summer but for my lovely American friends lots of you are getting ready to go back! With that in mind I wanted to talk about setting your behaviour expectations from day one! So here are my helpful tips for getting off on the right foot with your new class. 1 - Discuss the rules with your class I know this might sound...

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Great activities to get your class excited about Earth Day

Great activities to get your class excited about Earth Day

Earth day is on its way! Let's have some fun on Earth Day :) On the 22nd of April 2017 it is Earth Day again; this is a great time to teach your class about conservation and the environment. with this in mind I thought it would be a great idea to round up some ideas for fun ways to bring Earth Day into your classroom (I wish I could say these were all my ideas but no, they have been collected from around the internet, although I have used a lot of them and can safely say they are...

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The top five questions you MUST ask your class about their Social Media

The top five questions you MUST ask your class about their Social Media

We need to talk about Social Media I teach primary school children. A few years ago, social media, mobile phones and cyber bullying were things I didn't need to worry about with the kids in my class, but this has all changed so fast. Now, I know that schools are getting better at confronting cyber bullying and there are the talks, and the guidelines, and all the fantastic warning videos, but while these can be very useful and have their place some times it really needs to come from a frank open discussion. Here are the 5 Questions you need...

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Planning Ahead! Saint Patrick's Day!

Planning Ahead! Saint Patrick's Day!

I realise I'm really planning ahead with this one!  It is still January, I know (how can it still be January?!! Does this month never end?) but I wanted to get a Saint Patrick's Day resource made. I have just finished it and I really love it! I want it to be March already! Saint Patrick's day is such a fun celebration. There is a real focus on having fun and wanting the best and luck for others, which to me seems like the best reason to celebrate! With this resource I tried to cover as much as I could without...

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