Every holiday I spend some time reflecting on what has been good and difficult about the last term. That's one of the great things about teaching - we get regular breaks to take stock, refresh, and power-up ready for the next term.
One of the difficulties of reading is that it's a number of different skills all intertwined. If a student isn't practised in any one of these skills comprehension can break down and they'll not understand or give up completely.
Firstly, let me get something clear, I love teaching. When you've thoroughly planned a lesson, it's going well and the students are on board, there's nothing better. This is not a post (the sort you sometimes see) by people jaded with the profession about a "plan B" or "getting out while you still can". This is about being able to do something you really want to, as well as be a great teacher.
I challenge you to journal every day for 30 days. It takes just 10 minutes each day. Try it and see if it improves your teaching and mindset. It's easy with the outline below. #30dayjournalchallenge
The third post in a series about how to improve the inference skills of your students, and why that's so important.
As a teacher who loves to travel, I try to bring the world into the classroom at every opportunity. I’m not just talking about discussing where I've been on holiday - I’m talking about using what’s around me to hook a student’s interest outside of the subject, then develop their understanding within it. Why? Young …
I think every teacher I've ever spoken to loves reading. I think it's part of the job. The fact you are reading this now is a symptom of it. But what you’re doing is the result of years of practice, dedication, mistakes and successes to make you “read fit” – you are an athlete and reading …