I see, you see, we all see

My name is Kirsty, I’m a junior 1/2 teacher and I am absolutely addicted to my visualiser. This addiction began over 3 years ago when I noticed my students struggling to see the work being modelled. The solution presented to me by my amazing DT leader was a visualiser- since then I’ve been hooked! I…

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Replacing Interactive Whiteboards

Mass installation of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) were all the rage in the early 2000s. Having an interactive element was the reason for the shift where teachers could create interactive lessons for students; encouraging them to come up to the front and move words, shapes and letters around… even complete a shared writing piece together. This…

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Team Shake (iOS App)

Here’s one for all the PE teachers (Pssst…it’s just as useful for classroom teachers!)(Pssst…it’s just as useful for classroom teachers!) Purpose: creates groups/teams Price: $1.49 Device: iPad/iPhone/Android For: Teacher Use “Ok, stay still and I’ll number you off into teams….1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4…and remember your number!!!” “Find a partner to work…

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Metacognition Made Easy

On the drive home after school, I will often reflect on the teaching day. I think about how today’s lessons went, what worked well and what definitely did not go according to plan and I reflect on how I can improve my practice for tomorrow. Metacognition, a fancy pants word that describes the process of…

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