Category: Educator Toolkit

#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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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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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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All teachers should have a go at the “I wish my teacher knew activity”! This is a great looking activity that I found on twitter and can not wait to have a go at; You could do this during form …

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Give your feedback sideways I am not taking credit for this but what a great idea that appeared on my twitter timeline. I have tried this in my classroom and it is absolutely amazing. As students have to turn their …

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Guestblogger: thenumberverse 7 Rules To Make Group work Work It’s the Easter holidays. The harsh Devon wind blasts my ears back as I walk my two young children across the car park into the entrance of the Bear Feet soft play …

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The Power of Yet This is a great video to watch if you are researching the power of growth mindsets and the power of yet. Carol S. Dweck’s research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. …

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Guestblogger: @MrBayew  Top Tips on using a visualiser in the classroom We had visualisers installed in every classroom in our school about 2 years ago. We use Promethean interactive white boards (IWB) with Active Inspire software (‘flipcharts’) and the visualisers we …

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Guest Blogger: @hrogerson An Introduction to BYOD – Bring Your Own Device At Easter 2014 our parents were asked to get ready to provide their daughters with an iPad ready to start term in September. I was very excited about this. …

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Guestblogger: @HolbyL Mini whiteboards for the classroom I was asked to write this blog post after responding to what I thought was an innocent tweet – I have learnt my lesson now! The original question was about how do people use …

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