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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 ten 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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    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Phdast, thank you so much for reading. It makes me happy if some of it is useful. Have a wonderful week!

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      Theresa Ast 

      9 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wonderful Hub. Thank you for collecting all your teaching Hubs in one place. A great resource for those of us who teach. Blessings.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Reynold, nice to see you! Thanks for your encouraging words. Yes, it was a lot of work to put together. I find myself wanting to write the education hubs, though, because they flow out the easiest. I think it's once a teacher, always a teacher. I still want to correct swearing boys on the bus, ha ha!

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I look forward to reading more of your book. It looks very intriguing. Have a great weekend!

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      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Whew! You have put a lot of work into this HUB and all that follows. It tires me out just thinking how much time this took! I'm a retired special ed teacher and wrote a novel "Lean againstthe Wind" that borrows my experiences and leads off the trilogy "Seeds from Heaven." LOt's of HUBS too and several are about teaching. I'll take some time and read more of your HUBS. Well done, up, and Follow.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Vellur, thank you so much. I was glad to get everything together, so it's easier to find something if someone wants it. I am glad if I can help out other teachers because sometimes it's really hard to find resources. Thanks again! Take care.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      9 years ago from Dubai

      Your hubs are a treasure trove for teachers. Very useful and lots of creative ideas. Voted up.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      @Prasetio, thank you so much. I am glad if it was useful to you. Take care!

      @Alocsin, thank you so much. Shakespeare can be a lot of fun. Take care!

      @Hector, you are so right. Keeping score in a game and doing banking is excellent for math skills. Thanks for the great comment. Take care!

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      9 years ago from New York

      I love this hub! Games are a great way for students to learn. We used to have board game night at our family. Playing games like Scrabble and Monopoly really sharpen skills such as vocabulary and money management! Voted up and helpful!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      9 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm not a teacher but can still appreciate the articles you compiled. I like the ones on Shakespeare the best. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      As a teacher, I give my thumbs up. Very inspiring hub, especially for teachers. I learn much from you. Thanks for writing and share with us. Good job and rated up (useful, awesome, interesting). Success for you!


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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Paul, I am so glad you liked it. I hope you can find some games that are useful for your situation. I find games really help to connect with the kids and it provides learning in a different way. Thanks for the great comment and take care!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      9 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a great hub listing an index of all of your teaching articles. I especially look forward to exploring the articles about games and activities. I am sharing this with my followers.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Billy, thank you! You are sure quick on the draw tonight. It was a lot of work to do but I wanted to get everything organized. I hope it does help other teachers. Take care and Happy Easter!

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      Bill Holland 

      9 years ago from Olympia, WA

      If I was still teaching this would have been an invaluable hub for me; as it is I hope other teachers take advantage of your advice and suggestions. Great job!


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