Teach To The Hilt

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‘The Spelling-Cam’…

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Teach to the Hilt – with my inspirational wife – is proud to present our very own App, available to download for iOS devices in the AppStore. From our little boy’s homework, to blog-post, and then the AppStore; it’s a… Continue Reading →

How To Become a Planning Jedi Master…

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house; not a creature was stirring…except the poor woman asking for Y3 Stone Age planning on my Facebook feed. On Christmas Eve! A cringe-worthy but sad reflection of how far people… Continue Reading →

Learn to spell ‘Tricky Words’/’Sight Words’ by taking them for a ‘Word Walk’…

Taking Our Spellings For A Walk For the last 18 months I’ve prided myself on being a Dad first and teacher second. Whether it be my work:life balance or allowing my son to explore learning at his own pace, I’m… Continue Reading →

Launching A School YouTube Channel

I’ve never been a slave to technology. Its always had to offer something exceptional to make it into my classroom – ‘Death By Flip-Chart/PowerPoint’ (the need to drive lessons electronically page-by-page) is something I run-a-mile from. You only need to… Continue Reading →

10 Unconventional Tips For New Teachers…

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  The exodus of newly-qualified teachers has tripled in the last six years (The Guardian, March 2015); many of whom choose never to even step foot in a classroom following their training. This statistic is more worrying considering the rise… Continue Reading →

‘Flippin Heck’ – A Quick-Fire Maths Vocabulary Game…

The language of Maths has always been such a huge barrier to learning for kids in my Maths groups. We’ve tried countless ways to build confidence around the 50+ different words for the the four main mathematical operations (add, subtract,… Continue Reading →

Lost in Transition…

  A ‘Conga’ of kids line up outside my classroom door four times a day (start of school day, end of morning break, end of lunch & end of afternoon break). On this occasion, I beckon them in through the… Continue Reading →

Classroom Pics Are ‘GO!’

It’s All About The Take…

  I’ve seen the impact a YouTube music video can have on a group of kids – particularly a group lacking in confidence. Here, my incredible maths group share their ‘take’ on Meghan Trainor’s smash hit single ‘It’s all about… Continue Reading →

The Great Summer Holidays Debate…

  ‘There’s a storm coming, Harry…and we all best be ready when she does.’ (Hagrid, Order of the Pheonix). A storm-in-a-teacup really; one that gets whipped up this time each year, as teachers in the UK join their International colleagues… Continue Reading →

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