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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Flowers and brushes representing a spring clean.

Teacher Tip – Why You Should Spring Clean Your Repertoire


Spring has officially sprung, and while that means warmer days and new blossoms, it also means it’s March. For many teachers, March is the hump day of the academic year, when we’re already exhausted and…

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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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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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