The Ginger Teacher

Ever wanted to use reward tags and augmented reality in your classroom?

Ever wanted to use reward tags and augmented reality in your classroom?

Come join my exciting free training! I know how difficult behaviour management can be and it is so important to get it right from the beginning. If you have ever considered a new way to help the children make the right choices then reward tags might be the way forward for your class! This week I will be starting a special five day training to teach you wonderful people how to create your own reward tags and use them in your classroom. This isn’t any old training, you will be learning how to make interactive reward tags that use augmented reality to...

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Why it is so important to do an 'all about me' activity

Why it is so important to do an 'all about me' activity
Start back to school right, with an 'about me' activity! They really are important and not just time fillers!

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14 Ways to Use Cloze Sheets in Your Classroom

14 Ways to Use Cloze Sheets in Your Classroom

Do you use cloze sheet type printables (gap filling, find the word, whatever you like to call them) in your lesson? I really like them because they make sure the children are actually reading the text, they have to think about what the missing words could be and then they needs to choose the correct words for the sentence. Done well these types of exercises can be great learning tools. Sometimes just filling in the missing words on a worksheet can become a bit repetitive. So here are some ways to spice up a cloze sheet activity. Silly words Give...

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Start a Topic Using a Knowledge Harvest

Start a Topic Using a Knowledge Harvest

  A great way to start any topic is with a knowledge harvest. A knowledge harvest is a lesson which gathers together prior knowledge the class has along with the things they want to learn from the topic. It allows the students to share things they know with each other and also steer the topic in the direction they are interested in.    My favourite way to do this is with large sheets of paper laid out on tables and allow the children to walk between the tables adding their knowledge and questions to individual sheets.  Not only is this...

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Adventuring Into Escape Rooms

Adventuring Into Escape Rooms

I've always wanted to try escape rooms in the classroom. They seem like such fun, I think learning while having fun is the best way!  The reason I have been reluctant to try escape rooms is, they seem so complicated. The set up, the execution and the marking all seemed like crazy amounts of work and energy.  The thought of locks and keys and boxes all seemed a little overwhelming, this was really putting me off. Then I realised I didn't really need all that. I could start small just use puzzles to solve and codes to crack. If I...

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