Friday, 10 February 2017

3 Tips to Help Your Child Learn Better

The way children learn has an impact on how much will be retained. You would want your child to keep as much information in as possible. Learning has not occurred if there is no change in their knowledge base.

There are certain conditions that will make learning easier for your child. 

1. Learn Early in the Day

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Free Heart Frame Download

free frame download below

I've started to doodle some more and decided to make frames with my doodles. 

What can you use these frames for?  almost anything that you can think of, really. At the top of my head I can think of name tags, gift tags, making cards, flashcards, workheets, colouring sheets and posters. 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Winter Woolies Jumper Lesson and Craft

Every winter (my summer) I get these constant cachings on my phone to say that another one of these has been sold. It's my most popular product on my teacherpayteachers shop.

What it is, is an ebook on 10 art or crafts to make with a winter theme.It's for children 2 to 6 years old. The crafts or art vary in level of difficulty. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Better Writing Powerful Descriptions

There is one thing that children consistently not do that makes their writing lacklustre and it is failing to add details.  

If it's a narrative then they write one sentence for the beginning, one for the middle and one for then ending. Or for older children, they write and tell you what it is without going into further descriptions, explanations or reasonings. 

I'm always left with thinking, And? So what? What about it?

Monday, 1 August 2016

Teach and Inspire Free Inspirational Teacher's Colouring Sheet

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward

Teaching is more than just telling students what to do. When you tell students, they stop thinking and start to mimic which leads to mediocrity. As a teacher we should inspire our students to do what they can to achieve great things. We nurture their thinking as well as their behaviour to think and do the best they can.

But sometimes it's a bit hard to inspire students when you are stressed out with teaching. Maybe it's students' challenging behaviours or meeting government objectives and standards that can take its toll. Or it can even be dealing with difficult parents. Whatever the reason, nobody said that teaching is easy!