Bright Teachers

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A teachers guide to planning a parents evening

Many teachers often find their job quite stressful. This can be for a number of reasons such as one or more disruptive pupils, the sheer volume of work load they are expected to do or dealing with the parents of the pupils. Often teachers say that parents can cause them more anxiety than the pupils and that they often feel under minded and not supported by a number of parents of the pupils in their class. When it comes to parent’s evening, teachers need to tell the parents about the progress of the child in terms of their education but also discuss any other matters such as behaviour, friendships and possibly even effects of family life. As some parents may feel quite protective of their child, these subjects can be... Read More »

Reading books for children

With many children now back at school, parents are often looking at ways in which they can help to improve or aid their child’s learning. Often schools give out books to pupils to take home to read and this can be done right from reception age. When they first start they will usually be given a few picture books to start to try and understand what is happening in the picture and work out if there were words, what they might say. As they progress they will start to move up the levels and be given books with harder words and sentences. Children can very quickly pick up new skills and often it doesn’t take them long to start to move up the stages. Reading at home as well as... Read More »

Multiple age classrooms

With many schools now splitting classes in to groups f children from different year groups, it is essential that teachers know how to teach to allow all pupils the level of work and support they need. Especially small schools, where there is simply not enough pupils to have one teacher per year group, adopt the idea of teaching all the children together. If  you do work in a classroom like this then you need to consider your lesson and how you can tailor it to all the pupils or if you need to split the class in to smaller groups. Working in groups will allow you to give each one a separate task but remember that you may only have one TA or at times no one else to assist... Read More »

What are the advantages of becoming a supply teacher?

When you qualify as a teacher you have the choice as to whether to go into a permanent position or to go in to supply teaching. Supply teachers can be based a different school every day or they may be bought in to the same school for a number of weeks on a supply basis. Supply teaching can be a very rewarding job. If you have qualified as a teacher and looking for work quickly or if you have been employed as a full time teacher and are looking for something different then many people recommend trying supply teaching. Supply teacher jobs can offer you variety and a chance to gain experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds. As a supply teacher you will usually get paid more... Read More »

Supply teaching role

A supply teacher will often find that their role varies from school to school and often even from class to class meaning that sometimes they will be working off lesson plans that have already been given to them and other times they will be responsible for planning the lessons, teaching them and also marking the work afterwards. Supple teacher are often paid more per day than permanent teachers but it may be that they one get work for a few days of the week so that money needs to last them longer. Also as a supply teacher you will not be paid for holidays unless you are on some sort of a contract which states you will. With the variety of the job, many people say they enjoy supply teaching... Read More »