The Ginger Teacher — Behaviour

Different types of rewards

Different types of rewards

Recently I have been taking a lot of interest in the different ways we reward our students.  When I first started teaching I would spend my time and money buying my class small gifts as rewards for their behaviour or achievements. While I was happy to do this, it wasn't really ideal and didn't always have the effects I desired.  Recently I have been looking a great deal at other ways to reward children without spending all my time and money buying them gifts.  This led me to discovering brag tags, I have discussed these recently and I love them!...

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Ways to use AR in the classroom

Ways to use AR in the classroom

  I have talked a few times before about how much I love augmented reality (AR) I think it is such a great way to bring technology into the classroom and enhance the  children's learning as well as engage them in experiences they would not normally be able to have. If you are unsure about what AR means check out my previous posts on the subject. Basically augmented reality is where a computer-generated image is superimposed onto the user's view of the real world. Thing about the Pokemon Go game that everyone went crazy for a while ago...For most of my AR activities I...

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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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Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

It is important to be aware of our students' mental heath. We need to promote a happy and healthy classroom environment. With this in mind here are my three favourite ways to promote a positive mental health classroom 1- Make talking about feelings and mental health normal Making time to talk about how everyone is feeling, creates a safe space in school. If children are used to expressing their feelings it will feel normal to discuss the more uncomfortable topics.  Having boards with the different emotions on can help, as well as anonymous feelings boxes where children can tell you...

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Teaching Children Kindness

Teaching Children Kindness

We have lots of jobs as teachers, not only do we have to help children understand the world and facts around them, we also have to shape their character.  Teaching children to be kind to others is an on going tasks, it doesn't only need to happen in the early years!  Here are some ways you can teach and promote kindness in your classroom. Awards Giving your class awards for kindness is a great way to encourage them. It creates a respectful environment and children loved to be noticed doing the right thing!  Diaries Encouraging your kids to keep diaries...

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