Let me start by saying if I got a full time job tomorrow I would be over the moon. However, as it stands I love being a sub teacher. First reason: little Jimmy’s being a nuisance today? Well I only have to play ball with him for a day, maybe a week but you my … Continue reading Why I love being a sub teacher!
Wanting to become a teacher in Northern Ireland? Want to stay in Northern Ireland to teach? Have a read of this before you make up your mind. So my journey to becoming a teacher wasn't straight forward at all. I studied my undergraduate degree in Queen's then when I was finished that, I knew for … Continue reading Getting a job in Northern Ireland
I’ve been researching apps to use with one of my tutoring students and I thought I would share good apps I found. Most are free some require payment to access certain levels but I’ve stated which require payment. Word families - good to help children blend words (its only free to certain levels) Abc kids … Continue reading Free Phonics apps
Can't afford Twinkl why not try some of these for inspiration? Some of these you may be familiar with and others may be new to you regardless, I hope you find them useful. Great for a range of worksheets and powerpoints http://www.primaryresources.co.uk - Has lots of fantastic resources covering all curriculum areas including some differentiated activities. … Continue reading Websites with free resources and interactive games
As I’ve said I have been working as a sub (supply) teacher for five years now. I can’t say I haven’t enjoyed my time subbing in different schools because there have been so many benefits to working in different places. I have made new life-long friends and met people who I know I can always … Continue reading Intro to being sub teacher in Northern Ireland
Tutoring is a sensitive topic for discussion in schools as I often find there is a solid divide in opinions and there are many arguments for and against extra tuition for pupils. I believe that effective and well planned tutoring can benefit children greatly and they reap so many benefits from it. Tutoring is not … Continue reading Is tutoring a help or a hindrance for teachers?
As a teacher our time is extremely valuable and every second counts in your day. When I first started teaching I made everything from scratch, each worksheet for each group in my class was hand-made (on the computer) as this is what I was taught to do in my PGCE. You differentiate your work and … Continue reading Twinkl: Should I subscribe?