Teacher Tip | Do You Need a To-Do List or a Checklist?

Teacher Tip | Do You Need a To-Do List or a Checklist?


If you’re a teacher, a parent or (God bless you) BOTH, you’re guaranteed to have a million and one things to do. As Silly Fish enters its second year, we’re trying to plan all the…

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Teacher Tip | Don’t Be a Dinosaur and Use Fads to Your Advantage


It’s Dinosaur Day which is the BEST. THING. EVER! It got me thinking about how children’s obsession with dinosaurs never seems to go out of fashion, unlike dabbing and Pokemon Go and so many other…

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Teacher Tip | 7 Reasons We Should All Appreciate Our Teachers More

Teacher Tip | 7 Reasons We Should All Appreciate Teachers More


It’s teacher appreciation week and my goodness is it needed! May is a dreadful month for teachers. The sun is coming out but we’re stuck indoors. Exam/assessment stress is at its zenith. The kids are…

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We're used to our students asking quesxtions, but can asking them more questions help them be successful? Here are 50 questions to ask your students.

Teacher Tip | 50 Questions to Ask Your Students For Continued Success


We recently read a great list of 50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead of Asking ‘How Was Your Day?’ on Her View From Home and it got us thinking. As teachers, we’re always encouraging our…

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Our TpT Store with customized quote box and banner.

Teacher Tip | Customize Your TpT Quote Box With an Image!


TpT is such an amazing teacher market, but getting your store just right is tricky! Last time we looked at how to customize your store banner. This week we’re getting a little more technical (but…

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Teacher Feature | Kyle Eastwood

Teacher Feature | Kyle Eastwood Tells Us About Frenzy Youth Theatre


Kyle Eastwood is the director of Frenzy Youth Theatre and has been teaching drama for seven years! She gave Silly Fish the inside scoop on who Frenzy Youth Theatre are and what they do. SF:…

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The Silly Fish Learning TpT Store with newly added banner image.

Teacher Tip | How to Customize Your TpT Banner


Teachers Pay Teachers is such a great place to get tried and tested teaching resources. We upload there every #WorksheetWednesday but looking around at other people’s pretty stores left us feeling a touch envious. This…

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The Prague Youth Theatre Juniors are wonderful at demonstrating full cast acting and reacting.

Teacher Tip | How to Keep Your Whole Cast Engaged Throughout a Performance


As a drama teacher, one of the greatest struggles I’ve faced is trying to keep my whole cast engaged throughout a performance. Particularly for children, it can be difficult to maintain focus when it’s not…

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Silly Fish founder, Rebecca reviewing lines and cues with the Prague Youth Theatre Juniors.

Teacher Tip | How to Get Your Actors to Learn Their Lines and Cues While Performing


Especially when teaching children, getting your actors to learn their lines and cues can be a problem. In a rehearsal with a full class of students, there often isn’t time to sit down and go…

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Two girls writing their ideas. Keeping the students involved in all stages of the process can help them remain enthused.

Teacher Tip | Why You Should Let Your Cast Tell Their Story


As directors, the responsibility of a show ultimately falls to us. It’s easy to get caught up in the pressure for perfection. With children and young people, too much focus on perfection can often have…

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