For my teaching resources, I regularly search TES and TPT if I don’t have time to create something myself or haven’t already created it for Tigerlearn. It can be a pain searching both sites separately, so I’ve created this custom search from Google to search TPT, TES and Tigerlearn simultaneously. Feel free to use it. … Read more Searching TES, TPT and Tigerlearn at once
There are 3 main sites I use when I need royalty free images for commercial use. pixabay.com, unsplash.com and pexels.com. All three of these have a wide range of pictures and you really can use them for whatever you need, whether you are needing art for a book or resource, or need that perfect artwork … Read more The easiest way to search royalty free images for commercial use
Four curious children discover artefacts disappearing at the museum during a school trip. With determination and grit, the foursome race against time to discover the culprits and ensure the artefacts are returned, all the while hiding their actions from their parents and staring danger in the face. Will they be brave enough to face the challenge?
In the news recently, there has been a lot of worry about how quickly insects are dying out and how devastating this could be for our environment. I set the students in grade 5 a challenge to try to find a small way to save the world. They undertook research to find out why the … Read more Science – saving the insects
1. Set students a task which brings lots of skills together. With a big project, you can connect your subject to the students’ other subjects, their home lives and even their worlds. Look at this charity project for inspiration. 2. Run a forest school. Meet your learning objectives while also helping kids develop their team … Read more 13 great ideas to make your classes more fun
Our grade 6 social studies classes are based around the book ‘Story of the World’, which is a fantastic book which talks about the beginnings of human civilisation in story form, and also contains a whole host of activities to do with your students. We were reading about the nomads. In ELA (ESL), our main … Read more Forest school – building a shelter
The students in grade 5 were given a project – they had to give back. We spoke about problems around the world and what sort of things children could do to make the world a better place. They worked as a team (the whole class was just 4 kids, so it was easy to have … Read more PBL – Bringing charity into the ESL classroom
The Makey-makey is a wonderful little EdTech tool which I have barely scratched the surface on in terms of capability, but it has so much potential in the classroom. Essentially, the makey makey is a little circuit board that you can rig up to take the role of your keyboard by completing a circuit, so … Read more Edtech – Taking the Makey-makey into the classroom