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Educational Calendar – Topical Collections | BBC Teach

Explore topical collections of BBC Teach content to mark significant events in the educational calendar. Each collection includes teaching resources for both primary and secondary classrooms. Find them here: Educational … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

KS2 English: CBBC Book Club | BBC Teach

CBBC Book Club is all about celebrating books and getting excited about reading! Each month Rhys Stephenson is joined by authors, illustrators and celebrities to talk about their latest books, … Continue reading

September 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

KS2 English | Marcus Rashford – The Breakfast Club Adventures | BBC Teach

BBC Teach have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to help teachers explore the Marcus Rashford book, The Breakfast Club Adventures in the classroom. Source: KS2 English | Marcus Rashford – … Continue reading

September 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Edutopia

Although this list is now a couple of years old, it’s still a great one-stop shop for websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

A super-helpful list of simple assessment strategies and tips to help you in your teaching, planning, and curriculum design, compiled by Saga Briggs. Find them here: Simple Assessment Strategies You … Continue reading

July 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bringing Environmental Action into the Classroom with Quality Resources | Transform Our World

A new hub of free, practical, curriculum-linked resources to help teachers empower students to think globally and act locally. Explore them here: Bringing Environmental Action into the Classroom with Quality … Continue reading

June 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

How Project-Based Learning Can Teach Empathy in School | Edutopia #EmpathyDay

When PBL is personal to students, it can provide more than just content knowledge – it can also foster important connections. All communities have unique histories that can enlighten and … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Empathy Day 2022 | Activity and Curriculum Ideas | Teachwire

How to embed empathy throughout your school. Find helpful resources ahead of June 9th 2022 here: Empathy Day 2022 | Activity and Curriculum Ideas | Teachwire

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

COMING SOON! Empathy Day 2022 | EmpathyLab

Empathy Day is 9 June 2022. On Empathy Day, EmpathyLab runs events and activities to help children read, connect and act using empathy. Authors, illustrators, schools, libraries, and families across … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

3 Secrets of Fantastic Writing Instruction | Brain Waves Instruction

I like to spend a class period or two devoted to giving students an opportunity to determine a topic and begin to plan out their first draft.  It’s important to … Continue reading

May 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

How – and Why – to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students | Edutopia

Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways. Students who were asked to draw what they’d learned were nearly twice as likely to remember … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lesson Exit Prompts | Literacy in Focus

A simple series of prompts to help you design effective plenary sessions for your lessons from Literacy in Focus. Please share any particularly successful prompts you use to end and … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Education Toolkit | TRAID

TRAID has launched Behind the Seams – a new free resource to support educators to promote education for sustainability. The toolkit uses participatory teaching methods to explore the socio-environmental impacts … Continue reading

December 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

21 Things Every Educator Should Try in 2021 | Hooked On Innovation

This is a list of ideas for educators to try in their classroom this year. Some are tools and others are strategies to drive student engagement. Source: 21 Things Every … Continue reading

November 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Use a Class Google Site to Improve Organization and Engagement | Edutopia

This free tool helps students in the classroom and at home stay on the same page – and there are benefits for teachers as well. I have always prepared well … Continue reading

September 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Keep From Over-Extending Yourself This Year | Edutopia

Following an arduous year, how can teachers avoid overextending themselves when they return to in-person teaching this fall? According to experts, it’s important to set clear limits and prioritize certain … Continue reading

August 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

4 Common Classroom Management Mistakes New Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them | Edutopia

New elementary teachers, take heart: Classroom management is hard, but not impossible. Keep these ideas in mind as you get started. Find out more from Lori Friesen here: 4 Common … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

How New Teachers Can Start the First Year With Confidence | Edutopia

A set of strategies ranging from the simple—like organizing your room each day—to more complex ideas like turning your teaching philosophy into actions. Stepping into the classroom of your first … Continue reading

August 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management Strategies: The Ultimate List | Proud to be Primary

This list of classroom management strategies has something for every teacher! These strategies will encourage kids to follow classroom expectations and keep them engaged and learning. Find it here: Classroom … Continue reading

July 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Young People’s Trust For the Environment | Teachers Resources

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment is a charity that aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability. They have many resources for … Continue reading

July 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Mistake-Friendly Classroom | Edutopia

Learning from mistakes is crucial for growth. Here are a few ways teachers can prepare to take advantage of them. The key, though, is not stigmatizing mistakes—or the students who … Continue reading

June 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year | Edutopia

After a challenging year of pandemic schooling, these activities help students reflect on what they’ve learned and look forward to what’s coming next. Read the article here: Class Reflection Activities … Continue reading

June 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Five Ways Humor Boosts Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving in the Classroom | John Spencer

There is a very real vulnerability to humor, because, whether we want to admit it or not, we are trying to be humorous . . . or at least witty. … Continue reading

June 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

9 Principles of Student Engagement in a Virtual Classroom | TeachThought

For educators around the world, remote learning went from a boutique instructional option to a global necessity in a manner of months. And, while the majority of teachers and students … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Promote Relationships When Students Aren’t Together | Edutopia

Community building in school happens best when everyone is together in person, or in remote classes during live synchronous sessions. Yet over this past year, a large number of my … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

FREE access during lockdown 2021 | imoves

Get everything you need to maximise active learning during lockdown with ready-made, easy to share resources! Get free access to imoves during 2021 lockdown – CLICK HERE to sign up!

February 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dialogue Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from The aim of these writing prompts is to help with dialogue writing. This can be useful for narrative writing. When you click … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment