Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reading and Misbehaving

If you are reading this blog post, chances are you enjoy reading. Hopefully, you enjoy the reading you do on my blog (wink wink) So, let me ask you this question: How often do you read the reading you love, … Continue reading

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Does It Have To Be Fun?

Have you seen this child? He* is the child who decides within a few seconds that something is boring. He is the child that finds school boring, for sale no matter what. He is the child that rolls his eyes … Continue reading

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The Truth About Origami

 I have my first guest poster on my blog today! Well, site actually he is not a real guest, capsule but I am posting something written by Senior Son. I found it while I was carefully looking (unearthing, turning upside-down, … Continue reading

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Contingencies instead of Consequences

I am busy working on my next post all about disengaged learners and children who are bored. I hope to post it soon when I get to attack all those items on my never-ending “to-do” list. In the meantime, illness … Continue reading

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er..ir..ur… umm?

I have been prowling internet websites and teacher blogs to inspire me with some new ideas for next term’s teaching. I found a number of worksheets surrounding the confusion between er,ir and ur  and some cute Bossy R triplets at Fun … Continue reading

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The Good About Sad

I have just posted the following post as a guest on So You Want To Teach. Hopefully it will be appear there soon. Sad. That is what I am feeling right now. I can give you a good number of … Continue reading

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Flashcard Favourites

Autumn Break and I am hectically planning all my classes for the next term and trying to avoid the kitchen floor at all costs. There are tons of  ideas on the internet of games to play with reading flashcards, but these … Continue reading

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Crystal Balls and Magic Wands

I wish I had a crystal ball and always knew the right words to say… Parent/Teacher interviews are not easy when you are working with children with learning difficulties. I wish I could predict the future when speaking to parents … Continue reading

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Twice Exceptional – Letting the child have his say

One of my nine year old students is what we refer to as ‘Twice Exceptional.” This means he is gifted and learning disabled – he is dyslexic.  I will refer to him as “M.” I have recently done a lot … Continue reading

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