Hi and welcome to Primary practice – here you can find the support you need to assist you both in your classroom practice and in your role within the School
On looking through the site you will notice that we don’t include lesson content. Content is out there on the internet in bucket loads from publishers materials to lesson plans that anyone could deliver – so we don’t!
What we offer are the support mechanisms that will enhance your classroom and your teaching – allowing you to be the most effective Teacher possible for your children.
How organised are you – how determined are you and how professional are you?
Now – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a NQT, a PGCE teacher or have been teaching for years, it doesn’t matter whether you are a class teacher , have a management role or are senior School management – there are always things that can catch you sideways and you think ”wow now what do I do?” or “why is this going wrong?” or maybe its just that you want to look at something to do with your personal organisation or your role in the school.
This site can help…the series of blogs written are grouped under context headings allowing you to find advice and guidance on a wide ranging series of issues that arise in schools whether it is in classroom management, school organisation or senior management issues – Dr Charles Watson gives you the support and mechanisms to address situations successfully, deal with problems as they arise or to plan ahead for successful project implementation – with over 30 years experience at all levels in Primary Education – you know that you will be getting experienced advice and support when and in whatever context you need it.
So keep smiling, believe in yourself and lets teach !
Working walls -what are they are how can we use them effectively?
Should I consider moving to a new location for my NQT year?
Teaching your class in hot summer weather
Your Guide through the “perils” of Primary School Teaching is
Dr Charles Watson.
With over 30 years experience at all levels of Primary Education he writes with purpose, directness and a much needed sense of humour.
Charles has spent his career exclusively in Primary Schools varying from small village schools to very large inner city establishments with multi level staff organisation. His writing reflects the situations he has encountered and the solutions found including do’s and don’ts based on the harsh realities of success and failure!
“Teaching is a multi skilled and multi layered career – it is most definitely NOT based on the delivery of material to classes full of enraptured children (if only that was the case!) – successful teachers like successful sportsmen and women and successful business leaders make the job look easy. But look closer and you will see the hard work and preparation and practice that has got them to this point.”
All teachers; just like all children, are individuals – Charles is here to help you develop your own style and approach and point you in the direction you want to go.
A school climbing wall – great idea?read more
Do we criticise ourselves too much?read more
Tackle bullying at its source.read more
How can you identify and stop bullying when it happens in your classroom?read more
Has your classroom got “wet play” resources?read more
Preparing a Professional portfolio for your NQT interviewread more