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Top 10 Pinterest Accounts for Teachers

August 23, 2017 Mike Spruce

Top 10 Pinterest Accounts for Teachers

Pinterest can be a gold mine for teachers that teach pupils of all ages. It’s a great place to find inspiration, lesson plans, printables, valuable professional tips, new teaching methods and even classroom decoration ideas. With no shortage of resources on Pinterest, it can take a few hours to explore in order to find the accounts and pins that are most useful to yourself and your students. To save you the hard work, we’ve compiled our list of some of the best Pinterest accounts for teachers: 1. We Are Teachers is a great all-around account for all teachers. Gain some much-needed...


School Planner Ideas and Inspiration

July 17, 2017 Mike Spruce

School Planner Ideas and Inspiration

  Whether you’re a student or a teacher, we all have busy lives in and out of the classroom, and it can be difficult to keep track of it all. This is where school diaries come in handy!  But how do you decide which diary is right for you? Should you get a termly or annual planner? What size - A4, A5 or A6? It can get complicated planning the design and content of school diaries to fit your school’s specific needs, especially when the possibilities can feel endless. However, we’ve simplified these options and listed some factors to consider...


8 Organisational Tips During Exam Time

March 15, 2017 Mike Spruce

8 Organisational Tips During Exam Time

We’ve collected a whole range of top organisation tips for when you’re preparing for revision sessions to make life that little bit less stressful. 8 Organisational Tips During Exam Time   Exam time is stressful for both students and teachers, with either multiple exams on the horizon to prepare for or hundreds of scripts to be marked and second marked. In this post, we've collected a whole range of top organisation tips for when you're preparing for revision sessions to make life that little bit less stressful. 1. Create prioritised lists Whether written down in a list or organised in...


Teacher:Pupil Ratios Across Europe [Infographic]

January 09, 2017 Mike Spruce

Teacher:Pupil Ratios Across Europe [Infographic]

At School Diaries, we've collated World Bank Data to uncover the teacher:pupil ratios across the European Union (EU). To find out how your country fares, take a look at the map below along with tables containing the raw data.     The informative infographic made using the data highlights the varying teacher to pupil numbers across the continent in both primary and secondary education according to headcount, with some countries averaging one teacher to every eight pupils (Luxemburg), compared with others that have 19 pupils to every teacher (Czech Republic). The latest figures show that across the EU, the average...