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Shrove Tuesday - Do you give a Toss?

What is Shrove Tuesday?

Going through this week’s calendar and getting organised, I note it’s pancake day on Tuesday. I’ve taught the meaning of this to kids over the years in different schools, and remember that the word  shrove… 317 more words

Just Do It: Trying Out ALL the Platforms!

In a blog post a few weeks back, I talked about how I quit trying new things when it comes to blending my classroom. This semester, I decided to just do it: make all of my classes blended on different platforms and see how she goes. 1,411 more words

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A Bored Book.

A ‘Bored’ Book

How many times a day do your children tell you they are bored?

Maybe you have children who can easily entertain themselves, and spend the day just making, creating and playing, I’d… 536 more words

Mindfulness

Only Because You Tried Hard

Complimenting children can be the ultimate parent trap. It’s natural to praise children based on their success and  general cuteness, but that praise can causes them to internalize success as a need for perfection. 513 more words

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Teacher Can't "Deal" with Fear-Based Policy

Deal with it.

Over the past month I’ve run across editorials and social media posts that urge Americans to just “deal” with the presidency now that the election is over because “there’s nothing ‘you’ can do about it.” 472 more words

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Make a student-centred classroom [Part 2]

This is the second in a series of practical steps for creating a classroom that is led by students, whilst still achieving any current goals and hopefully extending them in the process. 1,362 more words

Education

If a teacher has passion and drive they can do anything.

I had a rough time last year as all first year teachers believe. After my contract ended and I was tossed back into the substitute teaching pool I can honestly say I was a mess of an educator. 664 more words