Dyslexia – Small change, big difference (links and resources)

*Disclaimer: I’m sharing about this because I care about students, colleagues and parents who are affected by it. I’m no expert at this. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about anything. I only reference websites I believe are reliable sources of information.  If there is one myth I could dispel about dyslexia it would be this:…

Teachers are salespeople (presentation slide repackaging resources)

“Because you’re such a good salesman, and if you go work for a company, they’re going to use you as a salesman. If you’re going to be a salesman, you might as well be selling something worthwhile, like education” -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture While teaching, I’ve never forgotten this quote. Every teacher knows that…

Life after recess – The food coma and the sugar high (Free Lesson Resource)

It’s after recess. There are 2 groups of students. The ones who are sleepy The ones experiencing sugar high We’ll have to pick our battles here. Wake the drowsy or tame the wild? It’s like a ‘would you rather’ question from classroom management hell, especially if the principal coincidentally strolls past your classroom. So, you keep your…

I was a Loan shark. (Free Classroom Resource)

People who are always late are more successful and creative. I would take articles with such claims with a pinch of salt. This is a common challenge. “Sorry Miss C, I did not bring/do/lost my homework, can I hand it in tomorrow?” And we all know the truth. Sometimes, that’s just the prequel to Die Another…

Not there? Yet. (Free Classroom Resource)

Teachers have the biggest hearts, but the shortest 24 hours. I have resources wasting away in my external hard drive. So, let’s share. Learning about attribution retraining from Ann Stern and Ruth Senark from Research for Better Teaching (RBT) through the Skillful Teacher programme was the best thing that happened to me during my first year of…

Life disrupted – My decision to leave my comfort zone

Hello friends, this is for you. Thank you for thinking of me. 🙂 I always thought I would be teaching for at least 10 years. That’s how I saw myself when I started. Teaching was right for me. It wasn’t desk-bound, but structured enough yet different every day. In summary, it is not going to…