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The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! #Teacher5aday

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#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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Should we keep doing interventions?

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#teammagicalmaths @Burrows_Physics Should we keep doing interventions? OK so on first reading, the answer to this question is a fairly obvious yes. I find it strange that yes is my answer. I left school in 2008 and I had never

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Can I colour Maths?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrLsMathsApps Can I colour Maths? The children in my class always love it when I connect the Ipad to the projector and then know we are going to play a game (if we had a class set of Ipads I

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Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM

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#teammagicalmaths @MrBlinkyBling Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM Over the years I have volunteered at the LVL1 Hackerspace, a free-to-the-public makerspace in Louisville, Kentucky, I have been involved in a wide variety of STEM outreach events.  To date I have

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What Literacy strategies make the most impact in Mathematics lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsHsNumeracy Literacy in Mathematics It was when I was teaching a GCSE group recently that I realised the extent to which poor literacy can be a massive barrier to students when it comes to fulfilling their Mathematical potential. I had

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Have you ever considered deconstructed role play in your classroom?

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#teammagicalmaths @LagomEyfs Deconstructed role play After reading numerous blogs about deconstructed role-play over the past year, I was really excited about developing a stimulating learning area within the classroom environment. I wanted an area or space, which truly promoted children’s independence,

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Have you seen these Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck?

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#teammagicalmaths @ChrisWorthington Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck It’s an unusual child who doesn’t find maths dull and boring at some point during their school life, no matter what their natural aptitude for the subject might be.

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Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%!

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#teammagicalmaths  @Plytgame Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%! Hope you don’t mind but we just had to share our exciting findings with you.  Last half term we undertook a project with a

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Ssshhhh, Don’t tell anyone about these Maths Department Secret Santa Gifts!

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsKimMcKee Maths Department Secret Santa Gift Buying guide It’s hit me time and time again recently the massive importance of working with a team you get on with well and respect.  I know this isn’t always the case, and there

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Is Outdoor Play the Answer to Boys’ “Poor” Primary School Maths Performance?

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#teammagicalmaths Pentagon Play Is Outdoor Play the Answer to Boys’ “Poor” Primary School Maths Performance? A lot of pressure is put on young children from a very early age. In particular, mathematics and science are introduced at a stage when

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Welcome to Maths – A new display for our Maths corridor!

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsKimMcKee Welcome to Maths – a new display for our Maths corridor I’ve always loved putting up classroom displays. A lot of people think they’re a waste of time, or are generally unimportant, or otherwise don’t add anything of real

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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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Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome

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#teammagicalmaths @LRLabs Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome Children’s doubt towards their own math abilities often becomes a big hurdle which hampers their confidence. Every math teacher has faced the “I can’t do math” attitude. Courtesy their position,

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Could this be the best technology resource to use in your Maths lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @cyfareddwr @littlegreenmath Kahoot or not to Kahoot Trainee Teachers – we go crazy looking for lesson resources.  That’s where OUR hours go. My goodness, what will it be like once we qualify?  Well, here’s one piece of tech I’ve already

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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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