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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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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a picture of a tambourine. simple percussion instruments can be a great way to coordinate your class.

Teacher Tip – Use Instruments to Coordinate Your Class!


Getting your class to follow instructions can be a real time suck! Half of your teaching time can be taken up by asking students to sit down or dealing with student disruptions. We’ve already talked…

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Poop Sandwich

Teacher Tip – How to Tactfully Offer Constructive Criticism with a Poop Sandwich


Criticism is always difficult to deliver tactfully and constructively but Silly Fish Learning founder, Rebecca Humphries was given a great piece of advice by an old colleague that really stuck in her mind… thanks to…

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Non-verbal communication

Teacher Tip – How Non-Verbal Communication Can Streamline Your Class


  There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to teach your class and getting constant interruptions. It’s important to encourage your students to ask questions but too many interruptions can disrupt the flow of the class…

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Learning Names

Teacher Tip – Five Strategies for Learning Names


Working with a new class can be tricky, especially when you don’t know the students’ names! Silly Fish creator, Rebecca Humphries will be working with a new group tomorrow. Below she gives her best strategies…

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Action Text

Teacher Tip – How to Direct Text Using Actions


Working with young actors can be tricky at the best of times, but when dealing with a lot of text, things can get extra complicated. We’ve given our tips for line learning before, but today…

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self care

Teacher Tip – 8 Things to Always Remind Yourself For Teacher Self-care


It’s tough being a teacher. Sometimes it’s hard not to drown in your workload and all the pressure of your responsibility. This can lead you to question yourself and question your profession. Self care is…

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Understand the Importance of games

Teacher Tip – Four Reasons to Understand the Importance of Games


Particularly when you head into a drama classroom, it can be easy to lean on tried and tested activities. With younger kids, it’s often simpler to go with their favourite drama games to keep everyone happy….

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