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The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! #Teacher5aday


#teammagicalmaths @MrMcLoughlin_PE The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! It was a gruelling first term at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It started during the rainy season in mid August and finished on 16th December. I am a PE

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How do you Demonstrate Mastery Across the Primary Maths Curriculum?

Guestblogger: MrGPrimary Primary Mathematics – The Trainee Teacher viewpoint… As a trainee entering the world of teaching, mastery maths has been an exciting development in my school.  The ability to extend all the students through provision of challenge activities has had

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Oh no, not another multiplication method!! #vedic

tessmaths A Vedic multiplication method For some students the column method for long multiplication is enough for them to master. This equips them with a skill to use and apply in ever increasing magnitude even up to multiplying by eleventy

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Are you making your pupils scratch where there is no itch? Great Read!

Guest Blogger: @thenumberverse  NEED BEFORE FEED: I Don’t Have A Question For Your Answer. How well should we expect pupils to listen, engage, and try? Why should they, over and above a sense of duty? Let’s say you start a lesson

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The Numberverse’s view on ‘How to Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’

Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn Easy to read, easy to use and dead right! This book is perfect for a teacher starting out. It brims with enthusiasm and ideas – all of them putting a thrill into Maths, but staying practical. Most of these

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Do you know ‘How To Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’ ?

Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn An easy-read creative little maths book Nick’s (@mrtileynunn) approach is to make maths memorable. This includes using sugar sharks to explain division, greedy crocodiles to look at equations and developing dance routines to understand algebra. Maths need never be

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Make your class interactive by assessing learning using mini whiteboards! A mini revolution!

Guestblogger: @scjmcd Assessing learning using mini whiteboards How many times have you been on a course, when a really good idea comes along and you travel home enthused eager to try it out? Then the reality of a lack of time

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The answer to creating the “The Perfect Maths Lesson”! @IanLoynd

Guestblogger: @IanLoynd A Perfect Maths Lesson Teachers have the most important job in the world. At a time when expectations and accountability are at an all-time high, delivering excellence in the classroom has never been more difficult. And this is true

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Have you read the brief history of the magic of the “Mathematics Apprenticeship”?

Guestblogger: @gareth_metcalfe A few years ago I had a year 6 class which included some very able, enthusiastic and strong-willed learners (the best kind!). They would engage well in maths, unquestionably making great progress and always thriving on challenge. However, I

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The best way to crack Level 6 Maths at Primary School KS2! >> Great Advice!


Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was

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Top 5 strategies to respond to pupil learner student answers of questions in the classroom? Useful summary guide!

Below is a useful summary of how to respond to pupil answers in the classroom. It is very important that as educators we can handle pupil responses effectively and maximise outcomes. We need to make sure we demonstrate that we

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

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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

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The best 7 ways to take a brain break! Did you know that brains need breaks?


If you are struggling to get your learners to focus at any point in your lesson it could be because pupils simply need breaks ,in particular their brains! Learners on average have 5-6 hours of learning time across many different

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Top 5 strategies to improve your teaching and learning! Is this useful or what?

Plan Top 5 things to do over the half term break

How to improve the teaching and learning in your classroom As a teaching practitioner you should always be looking to improve your teaching pedagogy and practice.Teaching is  “life long learning” and if you are not willing to improve or develop

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Not feeling inspired lately? Watch how to get the best CPD in teaching!

I am inspired everyday by the educators that follow me on twitter!! I am so grateful that I have such a great following and my timeline allows me to participate in CPD every time I look at it! I used the video

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