The Ginger Teacher

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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Chinese New Year is coming

Chinese New Year is coming

One week today (February 8th) is Chinese New Year. I think this time of year is a very exciting and useful way to introduce children to other cultures in the classroom. With this in mind, these new Chinese New Year workbooks are great for teaching the kiddos about the traditions and the celebrations of Chinese New Year. These 32 page booklets have great activities and fun writing opportunities to make the learning fun! Children can learn some Chinese words  Write their own exciting Zodiac story Some time work linked to traditions Opportunity to explain Chinese New Year in their own words....

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My favourite teacher TED talks

My favourite teacher TED talks

I am a huge fan of TED. I listen to them whenever I have to do something I don't like (cleaning, running, etc.), it makes the time pass quickly. As a teacher I love to hear about developments in education and learning so here is my list of the best TED talks for teachers. I love this woman for her passion, I wish more heads were like this. This is entertaining, I'm not sure I 100% agree but still worth a watch This is definitely my favourite. I want all the kids in my class to have real GRIT! I can...

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