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.

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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.

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

Do you need some fun and engaging ways to help your students revise and practice words during phonics time? Then these phonics board games are just for you. Suitable for…

Do you need some fun and engaging ways to help your students learn CVC words? These phonics games are designed to be used in conjunction with your phonics / spelling…

Do you need some fun and engaging ways to help your students revise and practice words during phonics time? Then these phonics board games are just for you. Suitable for…

The objective of this 2D shape bingo and poster pack is to help your students identify, name and describe two dimensional shapes.  Suitable for Grades K-3, 51 pages. What you’ll…

Do you need some fun and engaging ways to help your students revise and practice words during phonics time? Then these phonics board games are just for you. Suitable for…

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…

What is your favorite mental maths game for kids?

What is your favorite mental maths game for kids?

Playing math games in the classroom is a fantastic way to not only stimulate students, but is also an ideal way of improving students’ number facts and number work. Last week I shared with you a fun and easy way to review math facts. We talked about mental computation, what it is and how you…

A Fun And Easy Way To Review Math Facts

A Fun And Easy Way To Review Math Facts

One of my goals when teaching my students math is to help them to possess a feeling of competence and comfort with numbers in a variety of contexts. Last week I shared 28 math tips to motivate and inspire your students. And I introduced the idea of a celebration of maths. We should be celebrating…