Category: Educator Toolkit

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 …

Have you tried giving your feedback sideways? Awesome! Read More »

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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 …

Interrupting Won’t Save Time: Top 7 Rules To Make Groupwork Work! Read More »

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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. …

The greatest growth mindset video ever! The power of yet! Read More »

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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 …

Top Tips on using a visualiser in the classroom! >> Great advice! Read More »

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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 …

Why all teachers should buy and use mini whiteboards in their classroom lessons! Read More »

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The art of story telling I came across this info graphic on twitter and have shared it with all my followers and the feedback has been immense. I always love starting a lesson or the day with a story of …

Develop the art of story telling by understanding how telling a story affects the brain! WOW! Read More »

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Guest Blogger:  @mr_g_walton Using Twitter In The Classroom So we all use Twitter, right? It’s a great place to share ideas, collaborate in a virtual staff room, find out about events, etc.  But in the run up to the last …

Have you thought about using twitter in the classroom? Social media, #hashtags and the Maths classroom! Read More »

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#teammagicalmaths @rondelle10_b LED countdown clock or timer – Mega Timer Review The Mega Timer has 8 key features including an alarm, count down timer, stop clock and time / date options. I used the Mega timer a while ago and was drawn to …

Thinking about buying a LED countdown clock or timer for your classroom? Read this Mega Timer review first! Read More »

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#teammagicalmaths: @InteractMaths Mathematical Literacy Starters I use a wide variety of starters in my lessons, which can depend on the topic currently being taught or be independent of the curriculum. Both have their place in lessons, develop different types of skills. …

Take a look at these Maths Literacy Starters! WOW! Read More »

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Guest Blogger: @japleen_kaur1 Share a Maths Starter I always set date maths as a starter for my classes. The students have to use all of the digits in today’s date to make numbers from 1 to 30. They can use any …

Start your Math lesson with a problem using the current DATE! What a quick win! #shareamathsstarter Read More »

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How to find happiness The short story below is about finding happiness and makes a great starter to a lesson or an engaging assembly idea. I used it during a form time session as a quick lesson on how to …

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The Accelerated Learning Cycle is based on the work of Alastair Smith and ALITE, amongst other educational professionals. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the …

What is the Accelerated Learning Cycle in Teaching Learning? Finally a Summary of ALC! Read More »

99 ways to demonstrate progress and learning during any lesson observation! – Assessing Pupil Progress How to demonstrate progress in any lesson is a very popular search query with teachers across the globe. Demonstrating progress and learning is paramount when …

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