I currently teach Literature Circles lessons to two Year 6 classes each week, generally my favourite part of the week, when we can immerse ourselves in reading together! One of the greatest challenges in a multi-lingual, multi-level classroom is managing student groups to ensure everyone is understanding what they are reading and moving beyond this … Continue reading Enriching Comprehension Skills – Imaginative Illustrator
It was with great excitement and anticipation that the Year 6 Primary School girls gathered after school on a crisp January afternoon. The girls had only had a number of football training sessions with 'Coach Jones' but were enthusiastic and confident in facing their first match challenge against the Year 7 girls. The final result … Continue reading Primary School Vs Middle School Girls Football Match!
For teachers and children thoughts are turning to getting ready for back to school around this time of year. Students in many countries are buying new backpacks, pencil cases and school supplies, whilst teachers endeavor to get classrooms ready and organised for the arrival of their new students. Bulletin boards are being papered, materials labelled … Continue reading What is a classroom?
What memory do you have of a meaningful learning experience as a child? More often than not our most meaningful learning experiences don't happen in school. How can this be? Isn't school supposed to be where we do our learning? Today, in my mind, education should strive to build the bridge between daily life experiences … Continue reading Connecting Learning
Mistakes, errors, corrections, shouldn't haves. Whatever you want to call them, we all make them, most of us daily. In fact, education, learning and indeed life is all about making them, yet our students are often most afraid of mistakes. The focus for learners is more often than not on what wasn't done well and … Continue reading Learning to Make Mistakes