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News Back to school preparation: top 10 resources for teachers
From annual planners to behaviour management cards, these resources will help you get ready for the new school year
If you're knuckling down to some planning this week, here's a selection of resources that'll help get your school brain back into gear. From the Best Planner Ever?, to handwriting worksheets and tips on personalising your classroom – our list of end-of-summer reading has something for everyone.
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The school calendar is always jam-packed, get your schedule in order with one of these calendars.
• Type your plans into a simple spreadsheet and this tool will automatically generate an electronic calendar, an A3-printable year planner and six A4-printable half-term planners for your desk-diary
• This annual planner, courtesy of Traidcraft, includes details of national events and days of interests as well as links to free, topical resources.
• GlobalDimension's calendar allows you to plan ahead and find resources for events including Human Rights Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, World Water Day and Refugee Week
This guide to time management includes advice on maintaining a work-life balance – with specific tips on how to complete admin work efficiently, make effective use of technology and work as part of an admin team
How well do you know Europe? Try this wall map to see if you can identify countries from their outlines. There are also plenty of stats to mull over
Cursive handwriting for key stage one students with objects in the classroom. Children read the sentence, learn the words and then practice writing them
A handy multiplication chart, with a superhero theme, for children to refer to during maths lessons
Use the cards, which are based on a traffic light system, to give feedback to your class about their behaviour during carpet times
This booklet includes ten different activities to extend children's reading, including characters profiles, blurb exercises and questions about students' likes/dislikes. It can encourage guided reading activities at home and is aimed at key stage two or higher ability year two.
Use this display banner to present the work your students have produced on the Tudor period
This can help key stage four and five students who have organisational difficulties or anxieties relating to their studies
Students are given one every lesson and have to choose when to use it (or not) – the cards promote independent thinking by encouraging students to think twice before asking the teacher a question
This bright wall poster will brighten up your classroom and help you to teach chemistry
This cartoon, which warns students that they should be careful about what they say and do online, can be used as an assembly handout or a noticeboard poster
This graphic introduces the characteristics of the linear and circular economy, and can be printed out as a B2 poster for display