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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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching ‘Long I’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be…

Cootie catchers (or chatterboxes/fortune tellers) are a fun way of combining a popular children’s game with some practice in reading and spelling words that have a particular phonics focus. This…

This physical education resource kit provides 35 lesson ideas that will last the whole year.  Each P.E. lesson is on a separate card to make it easy to take with…

This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching ‘Long A’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be…

This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching ‘Long U’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be…

Cootie catchers (or chatterboxes/fortune tellers) are a fun way of combining a popular children’s game with some practice in reading and spelling words that have a particular phonics focus. This item…

3 Classroom Management Tips New Teachers Need To Know

3 Classroom Management Tips New Teachers Need To Know

I remember the excitement of stepping into my very first classroom….I was both eager and nervous. But I also remember feeling a bit apprehensive and scared and wondered if I would “survive.” Of course, then I started to play the what if game….. What if I can’t gain their attention? What if I don’t know…

The Best Classroom Organization Tips All In One Place

The Best Classroom Organization Tips All In One Place

Do you find yourself scrolling through Pinterest looking at all of the beautiful classrooms and amazing ideas and wish that you had the time and energy to make your class like that? I know right…..how do they have the time to make their rooms look so stunning? Look, you’re an amazing teacher and you’re doing…

Practical, Fun Math Worksheets To Make Your Life Easier

Practical, Fun Math Worksheets To Make Your Life Easier

Are you after some more fun math worksheets and games to make your life easier? Maybe you’re teaching your kids about problem-solving or you would like to develop their number work. I find fun math games, activities and worksheets are a fantastic way for kids to practice and consolidate math skills, but in a non-threatening…

10 Of The Best Math Books For Kids

10 Of The Best Math Books For Kids

Oh, how I love books and reading. It’s so nice reading a book to a bunch of kids and having them completely enthralled. Using math picture books to engage kids during math lessons works exceptionally well too. I find that by using books about math it helps to break down the barrier that some kids…

25 Powerful, Motivating And Inspirational Math Quotes

25 Powerful, Motivating And Inspirational Math Quotes

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing many ideas to help your students develop an appreciation for mathematics. I’ve shared 21 of the best maths strategies; math tips to help improve student motivation; a fun way to review math facts; mental maths games; and other free printable math games. I always find quotes a good way to motivate and…

Who Else Wants Some Free & Easy Printable Math Games?

Who Else Wants Some Free & Easy Printable Math Games?

Are you ready to play some fun math games? My students love playing printable math games. They are quick and easy to prepare and just what you need to help kids practice math skills while also having fun. Here you’ll find some free math games ready to print and then play. Free printable math games Estimating…