Melinda Crean - Top Notch TeachingWelcome and thanks so much for being here!

My name is Mel and I’m a primary school teacher and dyslexia specialist teacher. I am passionate about K-7 education and how we can better ourselves as teachers to provide more quality opportunities for our students.

If you’re after some new ideas and support, then you’re in the right place.

Here at Top Notch Teaching you will find many practical, time saving tips and resources to help make your life as a teacher (or tutor) that little bit easier.

Mel

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You’ve set a great lesson and your students are quietly working through it…..but then you hear, “Miss, I’m finished.” What do you do with your early finishers? It would be unusual for all of your students to finish each activity at exactly the same time. You’ve probably found that you have some students that finish…

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