Sparkyteaching.com is an excellent website for inspiring teachers to think about developing the whole child and their learning beyond school. Their website states:
‘We think that teaching sparkily is about teaching with humour, inspiring young people and doing things differently – not just to be ‘quirky’ but because different things stick with learners. In fact, if we weren’t called Sparky Teaching, we’d probably be called Sticky Learning. It’s about seeing the little people who sit in front of us every day as individual characters not numbers or levels, recognising their sparks and what makes them them.’
Their blog is great and they are well worth following on Twitter so you can see all their free and paid resources, as well as how other teachers are using them. They also regularly tweet inspirational videos like the ones below.
Finally, here is a link to their resources page. Explore and find out which resources you can download for free. The school have purchased the Everything Pack as an e-book, so we will all have access to those resources when they arrive.
Now, do you want to be a Sparky Teacher?