The Ginger Teacher — Classroom ideas

Five ways to bring video into your classroom

Five ways to bring video into your classroom

Video is such an underrated classroom tool. Sure we put on the odd science video and the end of term class treat DVD, but video in the classroom is very under used!  There are so many ways to use video in class, here are my five favourites: Record the learning Kids love seeing themselves on video, recording then watching back their learning is not only fun but also reinforces the concepts learnt. Record parts of the lesson as news report, a documentary or have the children show off finished projects Send messages home A fun twist on notes home to parents,...

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Planning and Teaching a Science Unit

Planning and Teaching a Science Unit

I love to teach science in primary school it is one of my favourite subjects, the kids get so excited and the learning happens in such a big obvious way.  I used to run in to problems with my science lessons however, I would have a topic for a term perhaps and plan out the lessons for that topic, but by midway through the topic would run out of steam. It always starts strong, a big exciting start to the lessons with an experiment maybe or examining something cool, but as the weeks go on the lessons become more routine...

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Five Ways to Celebrate the End of School Year

Five Ways to Celebrate the End of School Year

  Once Easter is out of the way, the summer term is here and the end of the school year is just around the corner! Teachers and kids are all excited that the summer holidays are coming so it can be a lot of fun to celebrate with some unusual end of school year activities. Here are my top five end of school year celebration ideas. Let me know your favourite ways to round up the year!  Class Olympic Games Having a competition with your class can be great fun, but it is even more exciting if you include many...

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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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Lets celebrate Earth Day

Lets celebrate Earth Day

  Earth Day started in 1970, on the 22nd of April. Every year on this date we celebrate our wonderful planet and think about ways to protect it. As teachers it is important that we ensure future generations are aware of the dangers facing our planet, we need to look after it! This why it is so important to teach them about Earth Day.  With Earth Day just around the corner here are some fun ways to get children excited about protecting our planet. Plant a tree Kids love being part of something big! Planting a tree and explaining that...

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