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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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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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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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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Demonstrating a crocodile to the PYT Tots

Teacher Tip – Why Acting is Essential to Youth Theatre Directing


Last week I was directing my 11 and 12 year old actors at Prague Youth Theatre to act like animals. The scene in question requires all of the actors to be ridiculous. The whole point is…

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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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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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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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