About Louise Blake

Louise Blake is a new mum with a passion for helping kids to reach their full potential. She currently lives in Bath with her husband and young son and volunteers at a local primary school. She left her job as a design account manager to become a full time mum, and hopes to retrain as a teaching assistant in the fall. In her spare time she enjoys taking her excitable pup for walks and tending to her garden.
Website: http://gkbcinc.com
Louise Blake has written 12 articles so far, you can find them below.


Five Fun Ways to Reflect on the School Term

Tweet At the end of a term, students and teachers can breathe a sigh of relief safe in the knowledge that the bulk of the work is done and we can all look forward to a relaxing and fun last day of school before a well-deserved break. Some teachers like to bring in games or […]

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How to Encourage your Pupils to ask more Questions

Tweet When children get to a certain age (around two or three years old) they start wanting to know ‘why?’ about what seems like every little thing. “Why is the sky blue, Mommy?”, “Why do I have to eat my vegetables, Mommy?”, “Mommy, why are you and daddy still asleep? I want to go to […]

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Say Yes To Teaching Outdoors

Tweet Whether you are heading back to school after the long summer break or anticipating the end of a school year, it can be tricky to engage young minds that may be filled with thoughts of playgrounds, beaches and sunshine. But rather than confining learning to the classroom, why don’t you show children that learning […]

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Plan Ahead: 7 Online Tools To Streamline Your Teaching

Tweet Various studies have shown that by making lessons more technology based and interactive, teachers can increase their pupils’ level of engagement with any given subject. Teachers can also utilize online applications to help them plan and organize their day to day tasks. However, with the teaching tools market rapidly expanding and new apps and […]

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Creative Writing: 5 Classic Poems That Will Inspire Your Students

Tweet Need a poem to spark your students’ interests?  Here are a handful of ideas for all ages from Louise Blake.  Try them out and let us know what you think.  Better yet, add some other great poem titles to try!  ~EMP Some of the earliest stories I recall learning were in the form of […]

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5 Poetic Forms That Are Perfect for the Classroom

Tweet Have you flicked through the most popular children’s books at your local bookstore or library recently? If you have, chances are you noticed that most of them, especially the ones for much younger readers, are written in rhyming verse of one style or another. Poetry is a great way of teaching and subsequently encouraging […]

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Why You Should Start Teaching Languages Through Song

Tweet Music forms a part of daily life for most people, regardless of which corner of the world we’re from. It has the power to break down cultural barriers, uniting us all over a shared love for art and creative expression (Gangnam Style, anyone?) Listening to music whilst studying can also improve your concentration skills […]

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The Magic of Music in the Classroom

Tweet We all know how music has the power to move people’s feelings and alter their moods. Many of us use music every single day to make us happy, to help us relax and to motivate us during exercise. Music is also ingrained into our memories. If you’ve ever had a song ‘stuck in your […]

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Motivational Stunts – Can a Little Laugh Go a Long Way in Education?

Tweet I remember working for a principal that would promise to climb a rock wall and touch the gym ceiling if the students read a set number of minutes.  Then there was a teacher I taught with who joined the rest of the basketball team in shaving his head in front of the school to […]

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