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    First German Lesson for A Beginner

    Teach German With An Awesome First German Lesson for Beginners I am in love with the German language and I absolutely love teaching first German lessons. However, I can kind of see where the quote is coming from. German can…

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    Teacher Thank You Gifts

    Teacher Gifts With the end of the academic year fast approaching and Teacher Appreciation Week just behind some of us, it got me thinking about when I was at school and what we gifted our teachers versus what teacher gifts…

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    10 Fun Ideas To Teach Vocabulary In Your Classroom

    Learning Vocabulary Both from personal and professional experience, learning and being able to use vocabulary is a vital component to having confidence and being successful in communicating in any foreign language. Therefore it is important to teach vocabulary well to help…

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    Using Target Language for Progress in the Classroom

    Using Target Language in the classroom can be somewhat of a minefield. Should I use it? Shouldn’t I use it? How much should I use? The students don’t understand, the students aren’t using it…. This is a struggle for many…

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    Making The Most of Summer Holidays 2018

    How have you made the most of your summer holidays this year? Me? I went gallivanting across Europe with a road trip and some relaxing breaks abroad! Travelling is a brilliant way to de-stress after hectic weeks and months of…

  • How To Plan Lessons for Visual Learners

     Why Plan Lessons for Visual Learners? When I did my teacher training a couple of years ago, I was taught about Neil Fleming’s VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic) model. This sensory modalities learning model suggests that people acquire information…

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    The Ideal Teacher’s Teaching Reflections – Issue 2

    Teaching Reflections from The Ideal Teacher’s Week – Week Beginning 23rd April 2018 In my current school, students don’t get a choice of the language that they take in Year 7 and they must continue with this same language (French,…

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    The Ideal Teacher’s Reflective Teaching – Issue 1

    Reflective Practice in Teaching This week was the first week back to school for The Ideal Teacher after the Easter holidays and although it went quickly, it was pretty intense! I came straight home on Monday at 5pm and went…

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    Behaviour Management Strategies For New Teachers

    Behaviour Management – Issues When I was doing my QTS training, one of the worries I often had was about classroom behaviour management strategies. I had loads of questions: ‘what if the students don’t listen?’ and ‘what if I can’t…

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    House Assembly Idea – Doing The Right Thing

    Doing The Right Thing Assembly Idea – My First Ever! This week, my vertical form is up to take the house assembly and, apart from it being my first ever house assembly, it has been quite a stressful event! The…