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Why my students dislike me?

What research has to say about students’ expectations; checklist teachers to improve if students are disliking them.

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Education Finland

Finland’s education system explained

In this post, I’m going to explain the basics of the Finland’s education system. I’m starting at age zero even if it’s not school, but that way it explains better how the system works. There will be links referring to sources that are in Finnish. I apologize for the inconvenience, but all the data is […]

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Education Teaching

11 Timesavers for Teachers

Tips how you can save time in your work as a teacher

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Education Materials Teaching

World flags – Harsh history smoothed

Some time ago, I got this idea about “fastly and quickly” doing some printables for all the little flag enthusiastic out there. I thought that colors and symbols in flags will represent peace, prosperity and all furry and cute things. Little did I know. Stories behind flags were full of blood and tears. There are […]

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Education Materials TPT

Free STEM Worksheets for Middle School

A curated list of quality stem materials from Teachers Pay Teachers. All these are free at the time of updating (April 2021)

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Education TPT

Free Valentine’s Day Products in TPT

February and St. Valentine’s day is coming, and especially with younger students it’s time to use themed materials! I found also some fresh materials for older students. I divided these into three groups: Primary school, Middle school (and up) and for your own creations. Some of them are even for commercial use. Enjoy! Primary school […]

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TPT

Free educational posters in Teachers Pay Teachers

Today, I’ll be listing posters that you can print out and hang to your classroom wall. I can tell you there are many of them even if you take only the new ones into account, so I’ve done some picking and chosen those that look beautiful to my own eye. Subjects vary from mathematics to […]

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What’s new in Scratch 2019?

I was suprised when I opened Scratch recently because the whole look had changed. It turned out that new version was released on January 2, 2019. It’s called Scratch 3.0. The new look itself doesn’t affect much on functionality, but there are some completely new features. First of all, I’d like to notify plugins. Plugins […]

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Education

Super easy labyrinth game with Scratch

First, you’ll need a maze. You can use your own or download this: To make things simple, make sure that whichever maze you use, it has no openings. This is how we avoid player form coming out of the maze and just bypass it from outside. 2. Download your maze of choice as a backdrop: […]

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Education

Dangerous calculate in your head -tips

I’ve been exposed to some calculate big numbers in your head -tips in social media. At first, I thought that’s nice. It’s good mental practice to use one’s own brain instead of calculator. But then when I look closer, I see that some of them are poorly defined. Here is an example of squares of […]