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Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom?

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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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How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links?

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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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The wonderful world of writable surfaces!

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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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Battle of the “Wrist Bands” ! A great way to engage your students in lesson!

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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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Have You Seen This First Lesson Back “All About Me” Social Media Resource?

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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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Have you tried Formation 5 and example 5 hands in your lessons yet?

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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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QUICK! Check out this great teaching idea! The Literacy speeding ticket!

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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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I can not wait to use this idea! Calculators and Balloons! #poundlandpedagogy

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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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Have you seen this amazing classroom display idea? Student Expression Through Word Clouds!

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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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Making the ordinary, extraordinary – Tablecloths & Wallpaper

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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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Using the Famous 5 For Easy Gains in the Classroom

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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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The Engaging School Assembly Challenge!

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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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Make your colleagues smile! This is the best Teacher appreciation idea ever!

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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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Smart watches in the classroom or do not bring smart watch devices to school?

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Smart Watch in the classroom vs Smart Watch Device banned in school Having purchased a Sony Smart Watch 3 recently I have decided to write a post on whether we should allow these devices in the classroom as a learning

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Educating Ruby – Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas

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Guest blogger: GuyClaxton Educating Ruby The school curriculum consists of several different kinds of things: things that are intrinsically interesting (to all young people of a certain age); things that can be made interesting by a good teacher; things that are

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