Category Archives: Teaching Ideas

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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Writing and Winning

I have been working with a group of Year 4 students on paragraph writing. Last week I divided them into pairs and held a paragraph writing competition. Each group pulled their topic out of a hat and so each group … Continue reading

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Teachermum is a Feature Mum

I am a Feature Mum on Teacher-2-Moms’ fantastic “Mom’s Who Teach Mondays.” Have a look over here. I think that the ladies over at Teacher 2 Moms are just incredible (and dare I say insightful) because they refer to me as … 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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We Did It!

Last week our very own newspaper was released! Our launch was fantastic, the “excitement was palpable” (my principal’s words) and the kids had a hard time controlling their delight. Instead of an 8 page newspaper, we managed to produce 24 … Continue reading

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Dilemma Update

Thank you to everyone for the comments and advice on the Dilemma I experienced with a student. I thought I would fill you in on the end result. The student moved up a reading group and now joins his core … Continue reading

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Dilemma

I have a dilemma that relates to my last post. I have a student in my reading groups who is a gifted underachiever. He does have some learning difficulties and has struggled with sleep apnea so has missed a lot … 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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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, no matter what. He is the child that rolls his eyes up and … Continue reading

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