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We Heard You!

#TinyVoiceTuesday began on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and it has been wonderful that so many tiny voices have been heard over the past four weeks. Thank you to everyone who has listened, responded and retweeted – you have really helped #TinyVoiceTuesday to succeed.

This post consists of a number of the questions asked by the Tiny Voices, in case the questions and subsequent answers help others – just click on the Twitter username above the question and it will take you to the thread. Please add to the thread with your ideas too – the more responses the better. I have attempted to organise the questions into groups and alphabetically, in the hope that you will be able to navigate through them more easily – hopefully I have done this in a way that makes sense to you too!

If you have a question that you would like answered on #TinyVoiceTuesday then tweet it on Tuesday, include the hashtag #TinyVoiceTuesday and tag me into the tweet @toriaclaire. If you follow me, you will know that I send out lots of reminders on Monday so that everyone remembers to ask their questions on Tuesday. If you would like these reminders, all you need to do is follow me – @toriaclaire.

I hope you find this post useful. If you do, please comment below and if I get a positive response, I will do a post like this each month which will summarise the #TinyVoiceTuesday questions for that month!

Have a wonderful week!

Art/ Photography


Any #photography teachers out there? Although I’m Art trained,It’s my first year teaching photography as a specialist subject. Looking for ideas/inspiration that could engage my class of eager learners – Thanks in advance!



#TinyVoiceTuesday does anyone have any good ideas for an assembly on lent that I can do tomorrow?



Morning! What do your lovely primary schools do about attendance and punctuality? Reward high %? Is there another way when it isn’t the child’s fault if they are absent/late?



I’m in the process of re-writing my schools behaviour policy. Does anyone have any tips? Good examples for me to look at it? Or any advice? Thanking you all in advance!


#TinyVoiceTuesday Any strategies for that very enthusiastic, needs to be heard, child, who can’t help but jump up and call out (even when we have no hands up/lolly sticks/behaviour chart/show on your hands/wbs and other strategies in place as a class/school to reduce this!)


How can you help someone who seems to think they don’t need to listen to any instructions? Particularly in writing?


Afternoon all, I’m a year 3 teacher in a large junior school. Looking to develop resilience in children at school and at home. #TinyVoiceTuesday


Thinking with my HOY hat on this morning. In my current year 9 cohort, I have 60% male and the ‘lad culture’, aggressive behaviour and immaturity can sometimes be an issue. Does anyone have any creative ideas to address these issues?


I’m a TA and whenever I read to the yr6class there is a lot of low level whispering/ chatting/ distraction… I think it’s because they aren’t used to being read to (it’s not a daily occurrence) and also because the teacher isn’t there…any advice?!

Blogging/ Writing


I’m new to Twitter, tweeting about life, teaching & mental health. Plan to start blogging if I ever get time – any tips on how/where to start, good blog host sites that are free etc? Thanks

Career Advice


Best tips for finding your first job please. What should I be doing/looking for to find the right school?


It’s my mid performance appraisal on Thursday and I want to talk about my professional development. We’ve been asked to come up with ideas. Eventually I want to be SLT so what is the most vital experiences you’ve had and what do you recommend I do?


If you could give one piece of advice and ONE piece only to an NQT what would it be?



I’m hoping that there might be someone on #TinyVoiceTuesday who is currently using Microsoft Teams with their classes? Thinking of introducing it at FE & HE (in place of a VLE) but would love to have some more info if people had it!