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February 13, 2019

A teacher's work is never done! 

I have spent many years running myself into the ground, working long hours, trying to have the perfect classroom with the perfect activities, differentiated, linked to the curriculum and engaging for all learners. The reality is though,...

May 2, 2018

Does anyone else feel this way? It doesn't matter how long I have been teaching, or if I am doing the same role, or even having the same students, Term 1 has always been a struggle for me. 

I think at times I bite off a little more than I can chew at the beginning of th...

January 31, 2018

How do you begin your year with your students?

It is a question I have seen quite a bit recently on social media. Some teachers focus on routines & expectations, others do 'get-to-know-you' activities, while others simply start teaching. It isn't an easy question to ans...

August 2, 2017

The dice bowl. It changed my life. 

No, not quite but it did change my lessons and helped me having to purchase so many more dice and counters after having them go missing every single lesson. 

It is a simple concept but I only learned of it a few years ago. Apologies to...

July 26, 2017

I was talking to a friend recently and she asked me how flexible I am. I answered 'not very' thinking she meant physically. She laughed and asked again "In your life, how flexible are you?" I then realised that I am not flexible at all and I started protesting and sayi...

June 14, 2017

I have taught languages to students aged 5 to 14. Most of my experience has been in primary schools with one lesson per week for 45-50mins. 

I have followed a structure that worked for my students and was easy for me to implement. Basically a 5-10 minute "warm-up", foll...

June 7, 2017

We have been hearing a lot about self-care lately at my current school. There seems to be an awareness in our profession around the demands of teaching. It isn't just limited to teaching, though. I have worked in other areas and at one stage in my life was a full-time...

May 31, 2017

One of my main frustrations when I first began teaching languages was the negative reaction from parents. This then fed through to their children who also announced their opinions very loudly during these lessons! In the schools where I was teaching, language learning...

May 24, 2017

I just thought I would share my teaching history and how this site came about!

I was always interested in other languages as a child and growing up I wanted to know how to speak in another language. I moved schools a few times and had lessons in a different language at...

May 15, 2017

One thing I have learned to like about teaching are the fluctuating hours! We have had a very busy two weeks at work with a lot of admin jobs that senior staff asked teachers to complete. On top of the usual planning it made the job very busy and was a bit stressful. I...