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June 21, 2018: A Weekly Text on Thursday

Today is Thursday, July 21, 2018. It’s the summer solstice! Not to be too pagan about it, but please do enjoy the holiday. I’m posting an extra text today, because next Friday, the 29th, I have no plans other than not to be in front of a computer screen. 245 more words


Documenting small group learning

Selecting children to be part of a withdrawal maths group was a process. As a rule, I am not in favour of withdrawing children to “support” or “enhance” their learning. 545 more words


The Canterbury Tales

“A poem of some 17,000 lines by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400). It was probably begun around 1387 and worked on into the 1390s, but apparently not completed. 333 more words

Reference Materials

The concept of counting

Thanks to Seonaid Cooke for sharing the link to these videos showing some of the fundamental ideas behind learning to count:

Teaching is Problem Solving – Concept Videos… 29 more words

Shifting from teacher to learner ...

Extracting “big ideas” is the key – how can we apply what we learn to other things?

I spent a week out of my teaching role, in the role of the student learner for a week. 374 more words