Student choice boards are a fun and engaging tool to use in the classroom, and they come with many benefits. They are versatile and can be used in many different subject areas for many different year levels. They are a simple tool to use to encourage student agency in learning, and they are great for differentiation.
Dear New Teaching Graduate, Congratulations! You’ve made it this far. A world of possibility lies before you. . .
Caught off-guard on a Monday morning. It's like children have a special sense for this sort of thing and know when they can test the boundaries. I'm here to help you get a consistent morning routine in place so that you can start your days off on the right foot.
Experiencing a miscarriage can be a traumatic and isolating experience. As a Christian, events like this can shake our faith. I found the following songs and readings to be a helpful reminder to turn to God through the heartache of my miscarriage, and I pray that you will find some comfort and support through these resources too.
There are moments in life where words cannot express the sorrow and heartbreak. This is one of those moments. Yet, I sit here attempting to do the impossible.
While I’m not against having a bit of healthy competition at times, I would much rather be spending my energy on setting up opportunities for children to work on cooperation. So, how can we, as teachers, focus on promoting cooperation over competition? And, is there a place for both?
I remember when I had the privilege of being called in for relief work on what happened to be a free choice dress-up day in a girls’ school. There is something fascinating about how merely wearing different clothes to school completely changes the atmosphere. I was in a reception class for the day and we consisted of about 90% princesses, 9% fairies, with a Wonder Woman and ‘My Little Pony’ thrown in there somewhere.
To prioritise English or to prioritise Maths - that is the question. But what if there was a way to spend time covering both at once? Well, there is.
A few years ago, when I was working at a girls’ school, I used to dread the ‘morning duty’. I don’t particularly mind morning duties usually, but at this school it required a lot of effort. During the winter months we would need to stand out in the cold, waiting for the cars to arrive at the ‘kiss and drop’ station.
Those who are newer to my blog might not know that before I became a mum, and before my years as a full-time primary school teacher, I was a relief teacher here in Australia for a long two years. Oh, how clearly I remember the challenges that season brought for me! One thing that you soon come to learn when relief teaching is that a good behaviour management plan is everything.
Once children begin putting a narrative together there is still a lot of work to do. In today’s post I have another list of tips to share with you that focus more on helping your children to develop their narratives to make them exceptional! I hope you enjoy using these tips as you navigate narrative writing with your children!
A completed narrative is quite a lengthy assignment for children compared to the other sorts of projects they are usually tasked with. That is why it is helpful to have some strategies up your sleeve to encourage your children as they work on their narrative writing skills. I have taken the time to put together some of my top tips for teaching narrative writing so that you can find them all in one place and start using them today!