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Teaching Children to be Independent

Teaching Children to be Independent

Teaching Children to be Independent We have all been there, the students that need to be babysat the whole lesson, they just seem to be incapable of handling the simplest of tasks without you watching and directing. This is nothing to do with ability or complexity of the task. This is learned behaviour and is something that can be taught out of your students. So the question is how? Well there are lots of tips and tricks: Be unavailable! The less available you are in your class the more students will have to work things out for themselves. This, of...

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Using Effective Questioning

Using Effective Questioning

How to engage your class with questioning The types of questioning we use in our classroom depends a lot on our class, their ability and of course the type of lesson we are teaching. However, in all lessons and classes there are some things we can do as teachers to make sure our questions support the learning and help the children grow. Here are some tips to help you improve your questioning skills in lessons.   Use a mixture of open and closed questions Of course open questions will illicit more in depth  answers, but closed questions have their place as...

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Prepping For Your Classroom

Prepping For Your Classroom
It can be so difficult to know where to start when planning your new teaching year. There are so many things to consider and it can feel ridiculously overwhelming. Here are some tips and advice to help you plan out your first few weeks and the coming year. 
* Unit and Individual Lesson Planning
* Behaviour Management
* Classroom Design and Themes

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Teaching Science at Christmas

Teaching Science at Christmas

Teaching Science at Christmas Some of us only have one week left of school! Some poor souls have over 2 weeks left! How ever long you have before the Christmas break it is worth remembering that there are still ways to encourage useful and deep learning, even when all the kids can think about is Santa! Structured lessons can be really hard at Christmas time, but there are some ways to use the children's enthusiasm to keep learning on track. Science in particular is a great subject on which to put a Christmas spin! Here are some of my favourite...

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Teaching Children About the Romans

Teaching Children About the Romans
Great ideas for teaching primary age children about the Romans and the Roman Empire

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