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Phonics: Teaching Sounds in SPELD Recommended Order

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Phonics: Teaching Sounds in SPELD Recommended Order

I have been teaching phonics for many years, and I have found that using the SPELD recommended order is the most effective way to teach children how to read. Phonics is a method of teaching children to read by helping them to understand the relationship between sounds and the letters that represent them. It is an essential part of teaching children how to read, and it is a skill that they will use for the rest of their lives. The SPELD recommended order is a system that teaches phonics skills in a logical and structured way. It is based on...

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Teacher Burnout: When School Takes Its Toll

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Teacher Burnout: When School Takes Its Toll

  As a teacher, I know first hand the immense pressure that comes with the job. From lesson planning to grading papers to managing a classroom full of students, the workload can be overwhelming. It's no surprise that many teachers experience burnout at some point in their career. In fact, a recent study found that nearly half of all teachers in the UK have considered leaving the profession due to stress and workload. Teacher burnout can have serious consequences for both teachers and their students. When teachers are burnt out, they may become disengaged from their work and less effective...

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Building a Sense of Community and Respect with New Students: A Guide for New Teachers

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Building a Sense of Community and Respect with New Students: A Guide for New Teachers

Building a sense of community and respect with a new group of students can be a challenge for any educator. Creating a positive classroom environment is essential for fostering a healthy learning environment, and it starts with building relationships with your students. By establishing a sense of community, teachers can create a safe and welcoming space where students feel valued and respected. One way to build a sense of community is by getting to know your students on a personal level. Learning about their interests, hobbies, and backgrounds can help you establish a connection with them and show that you...

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Creating Calm Down Centres for Students with Special Needs: A Guide to Promote Emotional Well-being

Creating Calm Down Centres for Students with Special Needs: A Guide to Promote Emotional Well-being

Meta-Description: Looking to create calm down centres for students with special needs? This comprehensive guide provides practical tips and strategies to establish safe and soothing spaces that promote emotional well-being and self-regulation for students with diverse needs. Introduction: Fostering Emotional Well-being in Students with Special Needs As educators, it is essential to provide a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those with special needs. Many students with diverse needs may experience challenges in regulating their emotions and managing stress or anxiety. Creating calm down centres within the school setting can be a valuable resource to support these...

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The Ultimate Guide for New Teachers: A Comprehensive Handbook for Success

The Ultimate Guide for New Teachers: A Comprehensive Handbook for Success

Looking for the ultimate guide for new teachers? This comprehensive handbook provides valuable insights, tips, and strategies to help new educators navigate the challenges of their profession and achieve success in the classroom. Introduction: Embarking on a Journey of Teaching As a new teacher, stepping into the classroom for the first time can be a mix of excitement, anticipation, and perhaps a hint of nervousness. You're about to embark on a rewarding journey of shaping young minds, inspiring future generations, and making a positive impact. However, it's natural to have questions and concerns about this new role. Fear not! This...

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