Vocabulary Building

Teacher Tip – Why You Shouldn’t Dumb-down Your Vocabulary


One of my personal pet hates as a teacher is listening to adults speaking to children like they’re idiots. They’re not idiots, they’re children. While speaking slowly and clearly can be a valuable way to…

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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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Countdown

Teacher Tip – How the Simplest Trick Can Be Most Effective


Using a countdown in class is a basic way to regain control. While for many of us this may be an obvious technique, I recently had a teaching assistant who was amazed by its power…

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Dos and Don'ts When Choosing Your End of Term Performance

Teacher Tip – Dos and Don’ts When Choosing Your End of Term Performance


With September just around the corner, many of us are choosing our end of term performance. Often with younger children, the school show will not be directed by a dedicated drama teacher. As a youth…

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Teacher Tip – Five Top Tips For a Start of Term Drama Class


Whether you’re working in a school or youth theatre, it’s important to get off on the right foot with new students at the start of term. Especially in a youth theatre environment, it’s important that…

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Mutual Respect - Learning From Your Students In The Classroom or Community

Teacher Tip – Learning from your Students in the Classroom or Community


Following on from last week’s article we wanted to continue the theme of learning as a teacher. This time, how can a teacher learn from their students in the classroom or community? Why is non-collaborative teaching…

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Learning While Teaching - How to Continue Growing

Teacher Tip – The Most Important Thing All Teachers Must Do


As a teacher, it is important to continually grow and learn in order to help your students do the same. One of the most valuable things I have learned as a teacher is how to…

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Consequences Strategies To Be Firm And Fair

Teacher Tip – Strategies To Be Fair and Firm With Consequences


It can be hard in class to implement consequences in a way that is fair and effective. The first step to achieving this is ensuring students are aware of the ground rules and expected behaviour…

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Girl with her finger on her lips encouraging silence.

Teacher Tip | How to Use Silence in Classroom Management


We’ve all been in situations where noise is getting a little out of hand with our students or children. Sometimes it can be difficult to resist the urge to scream oneself, but is there a…

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