Category: #Success

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Getting Started with Google Classroom

So I am presuming that you will do what pretty much most teachers do (and students for that matter). What I did too. You typed “getting started with Google classroom” in the search bar and followed the links. You then either watched and / or read about building your first Google Classroom. There is a…
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22 May ’20 0

DIY scratch cards

Such a simple and fun idea from @missbligh_y3 it was worthy capturing and sharing. DIY scratch cards made with a template, laminated, with a scratch-patch sticker from Amazon.  Rewards including achievement points, sitting with friends, golden time, cushion for the day. Fairly basic but they love it. I am sure they do! In the spirit…
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25 Apr ’20 0

Scott vs Amundsen

Stories – foundations for assemblies. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen The Race to the South Pole: Scott vs Amundsen Two leaders. Two expeditions. Two separate routes. Two different…
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14 Apr ’20 0

Thinking about themes

Making the abstract, concrete with a thinking routine. Since teaching A Christmas Carol, I have been thinking about how to teach themes and share / track the evolution of themes within a text. How to make a relatively abstract concept,the interplay and undulation of themes, more concrete (at least accessible). Having previously presented or charted…
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9 Feb ’20 0

Icomunication

This is half a post really. I am just thinking through, “the thinking” behind two learning / revision tasks. It is a two step process – bare with me. I think you will find it is worth it. I think it is worth it. From my experience, students many of us love solving problems and…
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7 Feb ’20 2

Parents are partners – The importance of sleep

Being a parent of a Secondary student for the first time this term, has been an insightful experience for me as a teacher. Like many parents we are experiencing new parenting duties, sometimes less responsibility, sometimes more, conundrums and dilemmas. Do we intervene? Do we let him learn the hard way? With the four most…
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26 Oct ’19 0