When it comes to learning the basics in Maths, place value is such an important concept for students to understand. It carries over to almost every other topic in Maths, and helps children to visualise and utilise the numbers they are working with. So, if place value sets such an important foundation for children in Maths, how can we teach it well?Read More A Place for Everything
I had never thought about jobs being replaced by technology – well, at least not jobs like teaching. If I ever thought of technology taking away jobs I thought about machines and factories. Surely there is a limit to what technology can do?Read More Will Technology Ever Replace the Teacher?
The fact is that no matter what ‘kids these days’ are like, they are the next generation. They will be the ones leading society in the not-so-distant future. Let me tell you what I notice about kids these days.Read More Kids These Days
One more week left until the new school term begins. How quickly time flies! As I continue to work on my maths plan for the term, I have put together one more list of ideas to help you with teaching addition to your students.Read More A Special Addition Series – Part 3
My students are currently learning about addition. One of the things I enjoy about teaching Year 3s and 4s is that a lot of them still have a positive attitude towards their lessons. I hope that by keeping things fun and engaging, I will be able to encourage them to keep this attitude for a long time yet!Read More A Special Addition Series – Part 2
One of my favourite subject ares to teach and plan for is actually Mathematics. It is so diverse and there are SO many fun ways to get the students engaged in their learning! Here are a few examples.Read More A Special Addition Series – Part 1
I very much enjoy reading, and am passionate about encouraging a love of reading in my students. The interesting thing though is that I only really developed my love for books after I had left school.Read More Are Good Books Really Timeless?