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Teaching Resources from prairieprincess

Updated on August 8, 2016
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Sharilee obtained a degree in secondary English education from the University of Calgary. She has taught in Canada for 10 years.


List of Teaching Articles

What follows is a list of teaching articles written by Sharilee Swaity, also known as prairieprincess. I have been in the education field for over a decade, and love the opportunity to share some of my experiences with fellow teachers.

I know that as a teacher, you are very busy. You only have a few minutes to look things up and then you have 20 more things to do. I want to save you time by putting all of the articles in one easy location.

10 Best Things About Teaching

The Field of Teaching

These are hubs that centre around the theme of being a teacher: As well, there is advice about working as a substitute teacher, which is often the first step towards a more permanent teaching job.

  • The Best Things About Teaching
    In this day of divisive politics around the field of teaching, this hub simply points out some of the simple joys of working as an educator. This article is a defense and a celebration of the teaching profession. I have also created an animation video (to the side) about this hub.
  • How To Survive As a Substitute Teacher
    This article gives some good practical advice for surviving in the world of substitute teaching. I base this on my own experience of working as a substitute.
  • Top Ten Inspirational Teacher Movies of all Time This is a list of movies about teachers. These are great for watching if you're feeling discouraged about teaching and need to feel good about being a teacher.

Teaching Shakespeare Resources

Teaching Shakespeare articles.
Teaching Shakespeare articles. | Source

Teaching Shakespeare's Plays

I loved teaching Shakespearean plays, and have written several articles on this topic. Here they are:

Field Trip Hubs

Field trips are a logistical challenge for teachers. As a teacher, I loved taking students on field trips, to experience real learning, outside of the classroom. Here are my field trip hubs where I can share the benefits of my experience with you!

Games and Activities

Games are an excellent way to learn!
Games are an excellent way to learn! | Source

Games Teaching Articles

I loved to play games in my classroom, because I think it is a fantastic way to learn. Here are hubs centred around games and activities. Have fun!

Teaching Stories

All teachers have some good stories to tell!
All teachers have some good stories to tell! | Source

Teaching Stories

These are a couple of stories that centred around my time as a teacher.

Teacher Gifts

Coffee shop gift cards are a teacher gift idea.
Coffee shop gift cards are a teacher gift idea.

Working With Teenagers

Teaching And Tutoring ESL / EFL

How To Use Articles To Teach ESL
This is a hub about how to use hubs, or other articles, in your ESL/EFL teaching sessions.

How To Teach English With Songs
This is an article with ideas about how to incorporate songs into your language teaching.

Elementary And Middle School Teaching

How To Teach English Grammar To Children
This article gives some creative, fun ideas for teaching English grammar to childre.

Middle School Teacher Resources
Some of the best online resources for middle teaching are listed, with links.

Elementary Writing Prompts
A list of writing prompts for elementary students from my new website, Journaling Helps.

Teacher Gifts

These are articles I have written about teacher gifts.


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