Reflection is a significant part of the teaching cycle and it’s important to seek feedback and advice to self-evaluate for self-improvement.

The reflective teaching page is where you will find support and ideas from the teaching community.

I also share some of my reflections of my teaching journey so far.

“Remember, the perfect teacher does not exist, but we all can become better teachers. Continual improvement of our teaching skills is the essence of professionalism in our field” (Good & Brophy, 1991).

Teacher Self Care: What Will You Do For You Today?

Teacher Self Care: What Will You Do For You Today?

If you hear self-care and your first thought is, “I don’t have time,” you definitely need some. Sure there are days that go off the rails when you just want a reset, but that shouldn’t be most days. Practicing regular teacher self care keeps us from burning out – and it doesn’t have to take a…

What To Do When You Have A Teacher Bad Day

What To Do When You Have A Teacher Bad Day

We all have been there: a teacher bad day. The lesson flopped. You couldn’t  get your unruly class in control. You yelled more than you wanted to. It felt like students were tuned out. You couldn’t seem to get through to them. You go home and wonder why you teach. Hang on—don’t let a bad day get…

Hard Day? 11 Reminders Why You Love To Teach

Hard Day? 11 Reminders Why You Love To Teach

We’re talking about teacher well-being this month and a big part of that is feeling good about what you are doing. You may teach because it is your calling. You may have gone into it with bright ideas and an open heart. And then you have one of those days (or weeks). Your lesson flopped. You…

How To Take Care Of Yourself: Teacher Well Being Roundup

How To Take Care Of Yourself: Teacher Well Being Roundup

Are you too busy finding ways to make math fun or looking for lesson ideas to engage your students to take care of yourself? Too many teachers are. But you are more important than the best lesson in the world, and the first step to being a top notch teacher is to take care of yourself. 1….

What Does It Mean To Be An Outstanding Teacher?

What Does It Mean To Be An Outstanding Teacher?

When you think back to your first year of teaching, what is the one word you would use to describe that first year? Some of the words that teachers have shared with me include: confusing, overwhelming, and intense. It’s not nice having that overwhelmed feeling and it can not only be stressful, but it can…

Exclusive Interview With John Walker – Teaching Reading and Spelling

Exclusive Interview With John Walker – Teaching Reading and Spelling

This week I have the pleasure of welcoming John Walker to the Top Notch Teaching Community. John is one of the creators and trainers of the Sounds-Write program. Sounds-Write is a linguistic phonics program that teaches reading, spelling and writing. You can find out more about Sounds-Write by visiting their website: http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/. I also wrote…