• Teaching Tips

    Passion or Pay?

    So many people always ask… so do you love your job? Or does it just pay well? How do teachers do it? At first, I found these questions extremely confusing… who on Earth thinks that teaching pays well? haha But seriously… I find it extremely concerning that sometimes people are in their jobs for the wrong reasons. Teaching is one…

  • Teaching Tips

    Beginning a new term

    I have been thinking a lot about this over the last couple of days… how am I going to begin my term? What do I want to focus on? What is going to be best for my students starting of this new term? I want to start the term off super positive and create a safe supportive learning environment. SO…

  • Holiday Fever

    Take a break… You deserve it!!

    YAY it’s holiday time again!! WOOO!! I’m sure you are all just as excited as I am to get some rest and recover to start next term fresh. However over this time take some time for yourself, take a break… WE DESERVE IT!   For me, term 1 was absolutely crazy and hectic… I constantly felt like I was behind…

  • Teaching Tips,  Units of work!

    Sailing the oceans… looking at the First Fleet

    HISTORY! I love teaching history and watching my little students faces scrunch up, thinking and wondering about why people in the past did certain things or why certain things occurred. I love having these conversations with them, answering their questions or researching these questions together! I strongly believe though that teaching areas, like history, should be inquiry based and lead…

  • Teaching Methods

    Growth Mindset

    This concept of a growth mindset was first introduced to us when we worked in a before and after school care. We both loved this concept and felt it would be an important addition to our classrooms! The idea behind a the growth mindset theory is that sometimes people think in the way as described as a fixed mindset.  …

  • Teaching Tips

    Engaging with parents

    Engaging with parents… I know this sometimes can seem like a really hard thing to do as parents are either extremely busy, or us ourselves as teachers have soooo many other things on our minds that this just slips by. However engaging with students parents and allowing them to be a part of the classroom and their child’s learning is…

  • Teaching Tips

    Be the reason… Make a change…

    My friend tagged me in this on Facebook today and it really got my thinking… Just showing up to work, having a conversation with someone and having a joke around with them can really change their day and their outlook! I feel like this is so important as not everyone has someone to go home to… So leaving work from…

  • Start of the Year

    Ready… Set… Teach!

    I was talking to my friend Georgia the other day about how excited we were to get back into the classroom! After actually getting back into the classroom we got a little stressed and overwhelmed with all the things we might want to do with our classroom and thinking of different ideas of what to do in the first week…