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Teaching About Sharks

Teaching About Sharks

All the kids I teach get excited about sharks, I think it is the mystery, the danger and the beauty of them. Some kids I teach have amazing abilities to remember shark facts (but can't remember their PE kits! Just saying). When it comes to teaching them about these fantastic animals, I like to keep the excitement going!  I start with a fun lesson on the different habits and types of sharks, usually including a video or two to keep the momentum going. Then if we have time I will run  a quiz maybe or get them to take part...

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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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Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Conservation is a very real issue in the world and a subject which is frequently in the news. Children need to be taught about the dangers facing our planet and it needs to be in a delicate and real way.  The duty to teach this thorny subject often falls to teachers and it can be tricky.  While we want children to understand the dangers and the trouble that the world is facing, we also don't want to scare them with graphic descriptions and details about dead animals!  Crafting such a delicate lesson takes a lot of thinking about. Some of the...

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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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