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How to Teach Recount Writing

How to Teach Recount Writing

How to Teach Recount Writing To teach recount writing: Give the class lots of recounts to read and absorb As a class brain storm recount writing ideas Allow the children to practice changing small parts of a good example to get used to writing in this style Talk through the possible ideas for their own recounts with partners Have rough drafts (as many as needed) Let the children discuss each stage of the writing process What is recount writing? When we talk about recount writing structure we mean the retelling  - or recounting – of something that the writer experienced....

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How to Plan a Medium Term Plan

How to Plan a Medium Term Plan

How to plan out a Medium Term Plan I recently did a live training on how to effectively create a MTP and I wanted to share with you guys!   Here is the video, the transcript of the video is underneath. Please let me know if you have any questions!    To get help with your planning and resources check out these free resources   Today, we're going to be looking at effective lesson planning. I'm going to really talk you through how to plan your units which will lead to how to plan your individual lessons, I'm going to...

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What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop I have previously discussed the value and the process of setting up a classroom economy, today I am going to look at the things to stock in your classroom shop! I am a big believer in spending little to no money on classroom rewards. There are already so many things we can provide our children with that, we don’t need to buy constant items to give as rewards. Motivation There is an interesting concept on motivation created by Gabe Zichermann called the SAPS triangle It explains the things that motivate people in order...

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Are Educational Escape Rooms a Fad?

Are Educational Escape Rooms a Fad?

Are Educational Escape Rooms a Fad?   You have probably given escape rooms a try in your classroom, or at least thought about it. Escape rooms are growing in all areas and even more so in the educational world. But is it just a passing fad? Or something that is here to stay? Giving learners control I strongly believe that escape rooms and gamification in general, are only just getting going and are here to stay for quite a while! The reason I believe this, relates to how I have seen children react to game like elements in the classroom....

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Advice on Classroom Design

Advice on Classroom Design

Advice on designing and setting up your classroom A look at the different aspects of setting up a classroom and the important things to consider. There are many things to consider when deciding on your classroom design; you need to think about your furniture layout, your role play areas, your bulletin boards and your classroom decoration.  1- Furniture layout Probably one of the most important thing to work out in the design of your classroom is they layout of your furniture. Starting with the tables and chairs, you will need to have decided on your work groups and made sure...

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