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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).

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…

Benefits Of Reading: 17 Tremendous Reasons To Read Daily

Benefits Of Reading: 17 Tremendous Reasons To Read Daily

There are numerous studies out there that share the benefits of reading. Some of those benefits include improved sleep, increased vocabulary and it helps to reduce stress. But what are some reasons for kids to read? How can we encourage children to pick up a book and read? When I asked my Little Miss 6…

Mistakes Most First Year Teachers Make

Mistakes Most First Year Teachers Make

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it, I have a job! But, they want me to start on Monday….How am I going to organise everything and plan lessons so that I have something to teach next week??? That was my introduction to teaching. I received the phone call on Thursday and they wanted me to…

50 Remarkable Teachers Give Helpful Back To School Tips

50 Remarkable Teachers Give Helpful Back To School Tips

Heading back to school continues to be a source of excitement and trepidation for all teachers, even more so for new teachers in their first couple of years of teaching. There are so many parts to think about, plan and organize. Sadly, many teachers begin the year stressed and tired even before that first day…

Reading Roundup: What’s Happening in Education Lately

Reading Roundup: What’s Happening in Education Lately

I hope you’ve had a good week. This week there is a link to a free book that talks about why some children learn to read easily and others don’t; an interesting interview with John Hattie on uniforms, homework and extra curricular activities; the problems with whole language; good ideas to simplify STEM for little learners; and why…

Reading Roundup: What’s Happening in Education Lately

Reading Roundup: What’s Happening in Education Lately

I hope you’ve had a good week. This week there is a letter to the Education Minister, some Google Chrome hacks, good advice for parents about synthetic phonics and ideas about sharing. I hope you enjoy the articles and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Minister, Reading Recovery Requires More Than Reading…