Teaching · Wellbeing

Tired? Exhausted? I hear you.

As a teacher, and like many teachers I know, I find that I am often feeling exhausted. (Image: imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net) The first chapter of Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Happiness Project’, suggests the following: Go to sleep earlier (ensure that you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night) Exercise (go for a walk, there… Continue reading Tired? Exhausted? I hear you.

Teaching Strategies

A Positive Classroom

Teachers have a very long list of responsibilities, including helping their students to feel positive about themselves. There are simple things a teacher can do to affirm the students in their class which can make a huge impact on each student. When speaking to your students, use their name. Always greet your students and show… Continue reading A Positive Classroom

Behaviour Management · Teaching Strategies

Happiness in the Classroom

Happiness should be promoted in every classroom. It is contagious and your students should feel happy to come to class every single day. You can teach your students to think optimistically in many ways. Here are some ideas to get you started: Try having a compliment box in your class. Encourage the students to write… Continue reading Happiness in the Classroom