Quiz: What kind of teacher are you?

Quiz: What kind of teacher are you?

There are all kinds of different teachers. From the fresh faced newbies (who don’t know what they’re getting themselves in for), to the experienced ones who’s seen it all, teaching brings with it all kinds of personalities and people. But which kind...
What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

Teaching phonics is a method that helps children to decode words by sounds. As part of the system, words are broken down into the smallest form of sound from the word itself. These parts are known as ‘phonemes’ deriving from the Greek word “phonema”, which translates...
8 skills every great maths teacher needs

8 skills every great maths teacher needs

Teaching maths is one of the most fulfilling jobs of a primary school teacher, but there are a few skills needed to be a great maths teacher. Basic maths skills are used throughout our lifetimes. Every day we compute sums, whether it’s the difference between the cost...
Quiz: What should you do this half term?

Quiz: What should you do this half term?

You’ve nearly completed Autumn 1; in gaming terms, you’ve just beaten the big boss at the end of the level 1. But how will you spend you well-earned week off? Let us help you to decide with our fun teacher quiz that will tell you exactly how best to spend you week...
12 ideas for teaching creative writing

12 ideas for teaching creative writing

Teaching creative writing to kids can be one of the most rewarding parts of teaching the English curriculum. But with so many statutory requirements to hit in a portfolio of writing, it can be difficult to capture truly creative writing as well as instil enthusiasm...