The importance of having a routine!

If I don’t have an exercise routine, I don’t do it. Children are just the same with work habits…. We all know there have been a lot of changes to our daily lifestyles, due to the COVID-19 situation, and our lives are different to varying degrees. In Perth, Australia, we have been lucky in comparisonContinue reading “The importance of having a routine!”

How to work from home successfully!

Busy, busy, busy. That’s always me. If anyone asks me how I’m going, I will answer with “busy.” No, I’m not showing off or bragging, it’s just my reality. It was interrupted with a bit of isolation time though……. Taking time out of the classroom, firstly for leave and then holidays with stage 3 isolation,Continue reading “How to work from home successfully!”

Do you feel like a Hi5 Presenter?

I wanted to title this article ‘Why I like to use PowerPoint for my lesson deliver…well, sometimes……and then I get sick of it because variety is the spice of life after all!’ It’s becoming more challenging to entertain students during lesson and activity time. I often feel like a Hi5 presenter when I’m giving aContinue reading “Do you feel like a Hi5 Presenter?”

Pinterest Perfect?

I LOVE scrolling through the beautiful classroom pictures posted on PINTEREST and Instagram. What teacher doesn’t? You get inspiration, ideas for future projects and classroom activities. What else do I get though? A feeling of not being good enough. I compare myself to the beautiful classrooms shown on these sites. My classroom just isn’t prettyContinue reading “Pinterest Perfect?”

COVID-19 Story #2

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote the article about “It’s only two weeks” isolation if you actually have the COVID-19. Being in Western Australia, I think we’ve had the privilege of being isolated, until now. Now the stories that we have heard about and seemed so distant are starting to wash up onContinue reading “COVID-19 Story #2”

It’s two weeks – not a year!

I didn’t want to join the bandwagon of what seems like the entire population posting articles and comments about the latest Coronavirus situation, but here I am! No, I’m not trying to sell anything or profit from it. Not even really whinge that much (yet anyway, because I don’t have it and neither does anyoneContinue reading “It’s two weeks – not a year!”

I have textas and I will use them!

Textas, fine markers, felt tips…….they are the one tool I often tell students to keep in their big drawer (away from their tray that sits under their desk) and save for “special” work. We all know why…. they mark through papers, create a big mess and cover students’ skin! Students are just fascinated with themContinue reading “I have textas and I will use them!”

Bouncing or flat?

Kids and bouncing back! Are your students like basket balls? Do they bounce? “Bouncing back” is a buzz word in the current growth mindset pitch. I think at the heart of your ability to “bounce back” is your ability to be resilient. To be resilient though, you need a strong “core.” Just like strengthening yourContinue reading “Bouncing or flat?”