Literature Circles: A Powerful Practice to Support Differentiation

Literature Circles. Of all of the practices I introduced as a teacher in the Primary Classroom, I believe this to have been the most powerful. For me, literature has the power to connect us all beyond age, nationality, language, culture, religion or gender and also has the power to provoke thoughts and opinions that lay … Continue reading Literature Circles: A Powerful Practice to Support Differentiation

The True Value of Student-led Portfolio Conferencing

I was first introduced to the concept of a student-led portfolio conference many years ago, and quickly became a strong advocate for their use as part of any effective reporting and assessment practice within a school. For further information about student-led portfolio conferences please have a look at the links below: Student-led Portfolio Conference prezi … Continue reading The True Value of Student-led Portfolio Conferencing

The Power of Blogging & Twitter for Teachers

The Power of Blogging & Twitter Prezi At our recent #ISMTeachMeet, I shared the prezi above outlining the value of blogging and twitter as valuable tools for personal professional learning and growth. The power of both these tools combined has enabled me to truly 'make learning connections' and develop as a leader and learner. Here … Continue reading The Power of Blogging & Twitter for Teachers

Spring is in the Air: Time for another #ISMTeachMeet

My school community is filled with educators who come from a range of backgrounds and have a wide variety of expertise so it would be foolish for us not to take advantage of such a skilled and knowledgeable bunch of teachers and encourage a professional sharing practice. John Jones, @mrjonesICT, and I first introduced the … Continue reading Spring is in the Air: Time for another #ISMTeachMeet