Free Printable Teacher Binder

Good Afternoon lovelies ❤

Inspired by my recent placement I decided to make this binder to help me plan and collect student information quickly and easily –> in an adorable fashion (of course) ❤ ❤ ❤

I love sharing resources and I’m planning on sharing more and more resources (lesson plans, worksheets etc.) so stay tuned ! For now, here’s the most adorable teacher binder you’ve ever seen ❤

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DOWNLOAD HERE ❤  Teacher Binder

I’m super busy with assessment and student society web design (if you’re a JCU student check out the EDSS page ❤ ) but I’ll do my best to keep to my 1 post a week promise ❤

Thats all from me ! Have an amazing day !

Namaste xx

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Miss Who?! : Why a get to know you segment is ESSENTIAL in all pre-service teacher lesson plans.

What a week!! The fact that I managed to get this blog post done at all is a miracle. for the last 5 days I have been on prac (professional experience, placement etc.) at one of the local high schools and it has been a roller coaster!

One of the most challenging things about being a pre-service teacher is that no matter how great you are, or how fantastic you teach, at the end of the day you are still just ‘taking over’ someone else’s classroom. If you’re a perfectionist (like me) you will spend hours personalising power point slides and creating interactive activities for your students so that your lessons are fun and engaging – but all of this means absolutely nothing if the students don’t want to listen to you. 

This was getting me down a little last week – I put so much effort into my lesson plans BUT for some reason I kept getting “flat spots”. Eventually my supervising teacher (I actually had 2 for this placement so lets call this one ST 1) pulled me aside and told me that the reason the kids weren’t engaging is because they didn’t know a thing about me. They were being polite and copying when I told them to copy, doing the activities that I asked them to do, but the reason I kept getting “flat spot” was because the kids didn’t have any interest in me. This amazed me ! At university we are consistently told to “get to know your students” and to “draw up class profiles” but nobody had really emphasised that this relationship is actually a two way street.

So I rallied. My next lesson – instead of starting the students off with their learning goals I asked them if there was anything they wanted to know about me? Anything at all – it was a little awkward at first, and for one terrifying moment I thought that no-one would ask anything, but then a girl in the second row meekly put up her hand and asked “Miss, why do you want to be a teacher?” And then we were off – I told them my story, once the ball was rolling they didn’t hesitate, they asked all about my prior (unsuccessful) university degree, where I grew up and what my dogs names are – by the time we got around to discussing the learning goals they were all listening and there was no trace of “flatness”.

I tried this approach in my next 2 lessons and SUCCESS!! I had broken down a wall (there were still quite a few walls left but HEY any success – even the small ones – are worth celebrating!!!).

I will be returning to the same school in term 3 for three weeks so I’ve planned to make a little slide show showing pictures of me at different stages of my life to kick off the “getting to know Miss” segment of our lesson.

This week was a valuable reminder that there is more to teaching then just knowing the content – #pedagogicalknowledgeonpoint

Thats all from me (I have bulk assignments to write 😉 )

Until next week,

Namaste xx

 

Self Care Tips for Anxious Students

Hi Everybody,

So I know it has been months since my last post – I’ve been taking a little time away from the digital world to really focus on my own health and wellbeing. Last semester I got so caught up in the stress of exams and so overwhelmed with the constant pressure of wanting to do well that I lost myself a little bit and towards the end I was pretty unhappy.

It was obvious I needed to make a change so I decided to take things a little slower this semester and as a result I’m feeling a lot happier, I’ve found time to branch out my “friendship tree” and I’m still getting the same high grades.

So , without further adieu (did I spell that right?) here is my little list of self-care tips ❤ Enjoy!

1. Eat Right

You are what you eat! (Without going to vegan-white-girl on you…) Fruit and veggies are literally my life blood. I don’t want this post to turn into a vegan rant but  I couldn’t skip over it completely. Fresh fruit and veg teamed with lots of healthy fats (from walnuts or avocados) are the best way to keep your mind clear and focused. Steer away from heavy takeaway foods, energy drinks and anything high in sugar – it tastes amazing at the time but in the long run it will leave you feeling bloated, sleepy and more burnt out then you were originally. Drink plenty of water and DON’T SKIP MEALS!!

2. Don’t compare yourself to others

There will always be that one person in your class who has everything finished weeks in advance, knows all the answers and in general just seems like they’re crushing it. Don’t compare yourself to this person.  Every person’s mind is different. We all learn at different rates and with different styles. You need to work with the rhythm that is right for you. You can’t get there before you get there; don’t try to force your mind and body to move too fast – trust yourself.

3. Have a snooze

Sleep is important for physical and mental health. When you sleep your body becomes involved in an intricate healing cycle that not only replenishes your energy, but allows your subconscious time to sift through all of the little highs and lows you’ve experienced throughout the day. Busy students often fall into the trap of thinking that all-nighters and long hours are the key to success, but in truth if you don’t get enough sleep your memory becomes unstable and the basic process of acquisition, consolidation and recall become heavily compromised.

4. Make your bed

A healthy home environment is essential for reducing anxiety. Everyday when you wake up, take 2 minutes to make the bed. Simple little rituals like this take next to no time, and go a long way to helping keep your mind clear and your anxiety levels low.

5. Don’t live in the Past

So you failed a subject last semester, maybe you failed 2, maybe you failed all of your subjects and you’re starting to feel snowed under and you can’t shake that little voice in the back of your mind that is telling you “you’ve already failed once, so you’re doomed to fail again”. Take a deep breath, summon all of your positive vibes and tell that voice to Fuck Off. Einstein failed high school math, J.K.Rowling was a jobless, single parent who got knocked back by numerous publishers, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and Van Gough was constantly told he was  a terrible painter (he didn’t become famous until after his death!) – my point is failure isn’t a bad thing. Failure is a stepping stone, learn from your mistakes, look at what you did last time and do it differently this this time. It’s not over until you say it is.

6. Meditate

Meditation is so easy, and so beneficial. I’m not saying that you should sit in a meadow full of flowers surrounded by weed-smoking hippies and talk about the meaning of the colour purple (if anybody actual does do this – you are the best – please take pictures for me!! ) . What I mean by meditation is to take time every day, as little as 2 minutes before  you fall asleep at night, to think about all the great things that are going on in your life. Make a list of all the people you are grateful for, think about how lucky you are to be where you are, to be given the opportunities you’ve been given and in general just how lucky you are to be alive.

7. Exercise

Not going to lie… I hate going to the gym. I find it boring and uneventful and smelly. My exercise of choice is either a quick run around the block or yoga ❤  But that’s just me … find what you love and do that. Just because all the insta models enjoy lifting weights doesn’t mean that you’ll love it too. Give yourself the freedom to explore, try new things, maybe play a team sport – you’ll be amazed at what you could discover.

 

So that’s all I’ve got guys.. I hope you find this list useful. Are there any self-care tips that you swear by and thing I should add to my list? Please let me know in the comments 🙂

Thanks for dropping by ❤ ❤ ❤

Namaste xx

A whole lot of Maths <3

 

Afternote: Originally when I published this post I made an error in the “vector calculus” summary. I wrote divergence as du/dx, du/dy, du/dz —- this should actually by du/dx, dv/dy, dw/dz — the error has been fixed but if you downloaded these notes any earlier than 3rd May 2017 there is a chance that you downloaded the version with the error! Sorry guys !

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Downloadable PDF Versions 🙂 Enjoy ❤ ❤ ❤

Vector Calculus

Fourier Series

Partial Differential Equations

Gauss’s Law

Good Afternoon lovelies ❤ ❤ ❤

This summary covers Gauss’s Law. I included a lot of examples for the different application of Gauss’s Law so hopefully that should make solving these sorts of problems a lot easier 🙂 Enjoy!

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Pdf version: Gauss’s Law

Basic Integration

The more topics I cover the more important a good knowledge of  the basic rules of integration becomes. If you’re like me you would have covered these rules once in first year and then by the time you need to use them seriously your mind has  already gone a little bit fuzzy.

So as a means of revision I did up this nifty little summary of the basic rules of integration 🙂

Basic IntegrationAnd… here’s the pdf version ❤ ❤ ❤ Basic Integration

One Dimension Motion

Hello lovely humans 🙂

So despite the crazy cyclonic weather we are having in North Queensland at the moment I still managed to pump out this summary. It is the biggest one I’ve had to do to date and the topics covered are definitely icky .. so if you’re having any dramas or if you need clarification leave me a line in the comments and I’ll see what I can do 🙂

Enjoy ❤ ❤ ❤

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Pdf version : One Dimensional Motion