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      Freebie Friday NAPLAN style workbooks

      Trial our NAPLAN-style workbooks!

      NAPLAN testing seems to be a source of dread for both teachers and students. But there are ways to make preparation easier! This week’s Friday Freebie allows you to trial two different workbooks that focus on English and mathematics. Use these trial workbooks to gauge how your students are faring in the lead up to […]

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      Its all about the context

      It’s all about the context!

      A recently-read article contains the following quote: ‘Without a strong background in basic skills like decoding and vocabulary-building, reading comprehension is impossible’. (<http://www.readingrockets.org/article/comprehension-instruction-what-works>) Resources for teaching comprehension skills are plentiful and teachers have lots of choice in hard copy and online. The problem is the time needed to locate them and the fact that the […]

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      Freebie Friday English skills

      Exciting aids to develop English skills

      How excited are the students in your class when you tell them you are going to read them a story? Quietness reigns and the children ‘soak up’ literacy information in a fun way that belies the fact that they are learning literacy skills. Games, songs, poems and action rhymes, partner and group work, and motivating […]

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      The importance of social media 1

      Social media in the classroom

      Social media isn’t just about posting a photo of your delicious meal or a blurry photo of a great night out with your BFF. The powers of social media can be used for good! Blogging, instant messaging and social networking sites can offer a whole new dimension to classroom instruction. These platforms allow an authentic […]

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      Literature for teaching mathematics

      Literature for teaching mathematics – Part 3

      Enriching maths teaching and learning Previously we’ve published blogs about literature for Statistics and Probability, and Number and Algebra. This blog completes the set (but, by no means, exhausts the list) of literature teachers can use to support their teaching of maths. Today’s list supports the strand of Measurement and Geometry. While I was researching […]

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      Lunch box ideas for teachers

      Kale, chia seeds, coconut oil, quinoa, acai, goji berries—you’ve heard all the fancy-schmancy buzz words associated with healthy eating, but how do they fit into a teacher’s life and why are they necessary? You barely have time to grab a tin of tuna for lunch, let alone prepare a Tuscan kale salad with haloumi and […]

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      Tips and icebreakers to start the new year

      Being the fabulous teacher that you are, no doubt you want to get to know your students in order to prepare for the school year ahead, and you want the students to get to know you and their peers so they feel comfortable in their learning environment. But being the first day back at school, […]

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      Six free classroom posters!

      A new year and a new class calls for a new classroom setup! To help you create an engaging, motivating and inspiring classroom for your students, the first Teaching Ideas freebie of 2017 is a set of fabulous posters! These six colourful and informative posters cover Science, English, History, Geography, Mathematics and Health and will […]

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      Back to school: Preparing your classroom

      As they walk into their new classroom for the first time, be sure to make your students say ‘wow!’ Let them immediately see the sparkle and precise organisation that tells them, ‘This is a well-run machine, ready for a new journey’ and that they have tickets for the ride! First impressions are everything. How are you […]

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      Freebie Friday – Celebrate Christmas!

      As the silly season is almost upon us, we’re finishing up this year’s Freebie Friday giveaways with a collection of Christmas-related activities for you and your students to enjoy. This mix of activities includes recipes, craft, and a couple of worksheets for some sneaky English and maths learning.   Save Save Save Save

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