Quarantine Teaching in Thailand I have debated writing this blog for a long time. I didn’t know where to begin. The coronavirus has been on the forefront of all our minds for the last few weeks. For me, its been… read more
Today is our birthday! It’s been 10 years since the launch of Teacher’s Pet in April 2010, back when ‘This Ain’t a Love Song’ was number one and Kick-Ass was the film of choice! A lot has happened since then,… read more
Remote teaching. Distance learning. Home schooling. It’s hard! By nature, us teachers are geared for the personal approach; for supporting our learners; for doing everything we can to help them in terms of their emotional wellbeing as much as their… read more
How to: Create your FREE account and download our FREE Home Learning Resource Packs. Our ‘Home Learning Resource Packs‘ are proving to be incredibly popular with almost 20,000 downloads of the packs over the last few days! We are shifting… read more
The Online Teaching Community Stands Together to Support Schools Facing Closure The UK and indeed the rest of world is facing a very uncertain and concerning future with regards to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. With large sporting events including the… read more
How children acquire language – Is it really any different for EAL learners? Short answer…Yes. When you think about it, learning a language, any language at all, is a pretty astounding thing to achieve. I’ve been doing a bit of… read more
Removing barriers to science How can we remove barriers to learning in science? This is a challenging question as barriers can vary from pupil to pupils within a class and from school to school. However, I shall try to address… read more
Help! It’s almost science week! This year, British Science week runs from the 6th to the 15th of March. The theme is ‘Our Diverse Planet’ and there are loads of free resources on the website to help plan activities. Does… read more
In school, we celebrate books all year round. Reading is something we really try to promote as an activity to be done for pleasure; books are discussed actively by both teachers and students; new books are brought into the school… read more
I love words. I love writing them, reading them and (according to everyone around me) speaking them. Constantly. All day long. My brain is a slightly chaotic mixture of teaching ideas, song lyrics, quotations and things I’ve read. If I’m… read more
The work – life – SEN balance! “I don’t have a spare minute” “I’m shattered” “I haven’t had a chance” – the three most frequently heard statements in our staffroom. It seems that many teachers, in particular those with SEN… read more
Introducing ‘Deeta and the Cyber Bots’ Buddy Bot fans rejoice! Our second book is now available to share with your classroom – just in time for #SaferInternetDay! Follow Deeta as she navigates the online world, dealing with difficult situations involving… read more
Enquiry Types: Where do I start? Sometimes, primary science can feel like a mine field. Conceptual knowledge, enquiry types, working scientifically: what are they and how do they fit together? What is the difference between having practical activities in your… read more
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