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).

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…

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 organize 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…