Category: Educator Toolkit

Feel free to download this FREE jigsaw template printable at home or in school. Get learners to draw and colour their own pictures and then glue on to card. Cut the pieces carefully to have jigsaw puzzles that learners can …

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Particularly every student has been pulling all-nighters at least once. Spending nights cramming is not the best solution or a beneficial investment in your future.  Academic success is usually linked to a number of factors. Some students do know about …

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#teammagicaleducator @samschoolstuff Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom? Let’s get this straight from the start, what follows is not my original idea. Like most teachers, I consciously and unconsciously soak up ideas from colleagues, the internet and, well, anywhere …

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#teammagicalmaths @PrimaryMathsRes How To Make Effective Cross-Curricular Links. The Cross Curricular Approach The phrase ‘Cross-Curricular’ is often used to describe an approach to lesson planning whereby links are made between subjects rather than segregating them entirely. It is understandable that when …

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#teammagicaleducators @PaulWat5 The wonderful world for writable surfaces! Hi-tech isn’t always ICT based, sometimes it is a well thought out piece of design that transform a classroom. Writable surfaces are a must in every classroom as they engage the children …

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#teammagicaleducator @_Stacey_English Battle of the Wrist Bands! A great way to engage your students in lesson! “Not Animal Farm again.” “This novel is awful. “Why do we have to analyse language anyway.” Just a few statements from Year 11 class …

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#teammagicalmaths @missmcintyre15 Have You Seen This First Lesson Back “All About Me” Social Media Resource? I am a primary teacher in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. I have a BA in Sport and Active Lifestyles and a PGCE in Primary Education. I have …

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#teammagicaleducator @Geoisamazing What inspired me to create formation 5 and example 5 hands? I have always found Geography to be a difficult subject for the lower ability, SEN and EAL GCSE students that I teach. Having recently been on a course …

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#teammagicaleducator @Geoisamazing QUICK! Check out this great idea! The Literacy speeding ticket What inspired me to create the literacy speeding ticket? Being a geography teacher I feel passionately about improving students literacy, and recently I have found I don’t have much …

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#teammagicalmaths @littlemissk149 Calculators and Balloons! #poundlandpedagogy One of the things I love on twitter is #poundlandpedagogy. Quite simply, it is a great example of where technology and social media have empowered teachers to collaborate and share their ideas in a quick …

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#teammagicaleducators @julieinsd Student Expression Through Word Clouds Word Clouds are often used to facilitate conversations around key vocabulary in an essay, chapter of a book, or highlights of a lesson. Karyn Bartig, kindergarten teacher at Ericson Elementary School in San Diego …

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@tessmaths Making the ordinary, extraordinary with tablecloths & wallpaper One of my favourite pieces of work are the Primary Able Maths days I deliver for @Authors_Abroad. They are often the most challenging but always the most enjoyable work days because …

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Guestblogger: @mccreaemma The Famous 5 I was encouraged by a story on Staffrm to share the little things we do in our classrooms that are easy to implement and have immediate impact. Thus I shared a little known strategy I use …

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Guestblogger: @AssemblyTube The Engaging Assembly Challenge! Thirty seven years teaching in large Comprehensive Schools, including 21 years as a Deputy Head, have taught me that creating engaging Assemblies is harder than most people realise. Anyone with enough bravado can stand in …

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Teacher Appreciation Ideas I found this idea posted on reddit by yukkonkimmy and will be giving it a go some time this year. It works like this; “I select a day out of form and talk about appreciation and gratitude. …

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