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Student Behaviour More Difficult This Year

Is student behaviour more challenging this year than other years (2022-2023)? Yes! This is not based on research, but on observation. Many teachers are reporting the same thing. It seems that many...

The Importance of Resting over March Break

There is a reason we have March Break - to rest. Whether we are travelling or staying home over March Break, it is important to plan and schedule rest and things that rejuvenate us. Here are some...

When the Office Doesn’t Answer

What do you do when you call the office for help and nobody answers (besides avoid saying out loud what you are thinking)? It may be that there is already an emergency the office is dealing with....

Taking Mental Health Days

Give yourself permission to take a mental health day if you need it. It is much better to take a day off than to go into school angry or sad or frustrated. It is also ok not to leave plans. It's not...

What to do if Multiple Students Throw Up

And you thought that one student throwing up was the worst that could happen? Sometimes the stomach bug hits your class all at once. Here's what to do if this happens in your class (although I'm...

Running a School Club

You can run any kind of club you want at school! Do you like chess, knitting, dancing or even watching movies? You can run that club. You can run it over the 2nd half of lunch, once a week for one...

Working with a Student Teacher

Surprise! You're working with a student teacher for the day! Don't worry - this is great news! Student teachers are university students who are studying to become teachers, who are doing their...