Category Archives: Homework strategies

Good, Better, Best!

I love this simple strategy that I read about a few weeks ago and I have been experimenting with it in my classroom and my home … and now I can’t seem to find where I got it from, so … Continue reading

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Homeworkopoly

I just found this incredible idea on teachnet.com where Monopoly is adapted into a Homeworkopoly display board to motivate kids to do their homework and get them excited about doing it. It is has incredible ideas like “Take a seat … Continue reading

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Educating Boys

Recently we were privileged enough to spend 5 hours doing professional development in the company of Dr Ian Lillico from Boys Forward Institute. We covered a lot of material in five hours and it was hard for me to select which … Continue reading

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Follow Me…a great reading/spelling activity

I introduced my one Spelling lesson this week with this fantastic “Follow Me” game from the SEN Teacher Website. You type in your list of Spelling Words, and it automatically prints out cards for you…as easy as that. If your … Continue reading

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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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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, I … 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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The Homework Battle

Aha – my title caught your eye because you find yourself assuming the commander position in this minefield (circle the correct option here:) never/occasionally/more than occasionally/sometimes/way too often/every day/I need a good glass of red so I can handle the … Continue reading

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