Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Teach it! An Educational Gold Mine

Being involved in a teaching practical this term, I am always on the look out for useful resources, websites, apps and activities to use in my lessons. I have found Teach it website extremely useful! It has extensive resources for all ages in the main learning areas. The resources they offer are also varied as you will be able to find worksheets, interactive resources, powerpoints as well as posters on many topics. It also has a 'share' function where teachers can share their resources for worldwide use. You will have to create an account, free of charge, for limited access to some resources or pay a fee if you wish to have unlimited access to the resources available. 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Interesting Article about ADHD

I came across this article that someone shared on Facebook and found it interesting to read the different views researchers have on this 'disorder'. It is definitely something that I as a soon-to-be teacher need to consider as according to the stats, the chances are high that I will have at least one child in my class with ADHD. I feel very strongly in agreement with the first ted talk in this article by Stephen Tonti as he states that people with ADHD are cognitively different and it should not be labelled as having a disorder. Worth a watch and a read! (link to the article found below)

ADHD article and video clips

Monday, 6 July 2015


Here is the link to my Pinterest page where I have boards for many topics including teaching ideas, quotes, art and more!https://www.pinterest.com/kimblackhurst7/

Passion for Education!

Worth a watch! Love the passion she has for education.
Majoring in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, I have an interest in improving Maths and Science education in our country. I am, however, keen to get some educational experience in other countries where I can learn different strategies (that may be proven to be more successful) and then be able to apply them to my teaching back in South Africa. Any suggestions on whether this is a good idea or whether I should rather focus on starting my teaching career in SA and gaining experience with our curriculum etc?