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Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions    A classroom transition is when students switch from one task to another, it can be changing subject, groups, classrooms or going out or in from break. The transition can be difficult for many students as they need to switch from the structured learning they have become used to and prepare for the next part of the day. These transitions take place throughout the school day and school year and are often the point where problems start. There are many different types of transitions in a primary school room, but few are as important as the transition from...

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Using a Classroom Economy

Using a Classroom Economy

Using a Classroom Economy What is a classroom economy? Very simply, a classroom economy is a way that students can earn a currency, collect or save that currency and then use it to ‘purchase’ rewards. It is often reduced to the idea of a store or shop but thinking of it as a while economy is much more valuable. When students earn their currency and make considered decisions on how to spend it, they are leaning valuable lessons. Not only practically, in mathematics and reasoning, but also in team building, collaboration and also it supports behaviour management and positive reinforcement....

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Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms

Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms

Teaching Science Through Escape Rooms   Teaching science isn't easy. Not only do we worry about how to engage our students, we also need a way to deliver the information in a digestible way. This is why escape rooms are perfect for science lessons.   What are escape rooms and why do they work for science? Think about it. Someone comes to you with a problem. You have two options. You can either solve it yourself, or you can give it to someone else. Most people prefer to solve problems on their own, so that's what you'll end up doing....

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What to do if you don’t have the skills for this

What to do if you don’t have the skills for this

You probably already guessed by now that I spend a great deal of my time planning, creating and using escape rooms to teach. I have been doing it for a long time and every time I switch to a new platform or tool, for making my rooms, I feel the learning curve all over again! For me that is part of the fun, I love learning new skills and I enjoy the process of creating better and better games. But I get that most people do not have the time to learn all these new tools, so they can feel...

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Who has time for this?

Who has time for this?

I am really excited today, because I have big news! I get a lot of questions asking me how I make my escape rooms and I have tried a few times to explain it but talking about it doesn’t really do it justice, so on Sunday (24th January 2021) I will be going live on my Instagram (@thegingerteacher) and walking you through every step of the way how I make my engaging escape rooms! I strongly believe that everyone should be using these with their learners and I want to make it as easy as possible for people to make their...

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