Author: Joe Phillips

Classroom transitions in modern schools

Moving between classroom activities and classrooms themselves can be a sticking point for many teachers and students to contend with. The key is to have a clear plan in place and the set up in place to be able to efficiently carry out that plan. Here I look at some ways to make both the physical transition between classrooms and…

Kids Coding in the classroom

Getting kids into coding can be a hard task. It’s complex nature and sometimes mysterious nuances stump even seasoned coders. Luckily there are now a number of Apps and courses available to teach coding to beginners and school age children alike. Made with Code is a Google initiative aiming to get more girls interested in computer science with a number…

The Classrooms of Today

With today’s education including catch phrases like problem based learning, maker spaces and play learning, the classrooms of today look very different to the old and stale classrooms we remember. In this article I look at some practical ways to make the classroom a better place to be and encourage self-learning by students. Just like modern home design, the trend…

Principles of outstanding maths lesson plans

Sometimes as teachers we can feel like we are using the same teaching ideas over and over again. I have put together some of my favourite principles for re-energising your maths teaching plans and daily classroom maths lesson plans to make your classroom buzz and come alive. We all know students learn best by struggling with problems themselves. Indeed, students…