Classroom Environment · Literacy · Teaching

The Literacy Block

The learning needs of all students become the focal point when the school day is structured to provide large, uninterrupted blocks of time for literacy related activities (“literacy blocks”) (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2003).

The video I have created below explores:

  • Modelled Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Writing

 

 

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Resources · Teaching

Teach Starter

Tired of creating your own resources? Need inspiration? Look no further – Teach Starter is a fantastic website which provides educational teaching resources for Australian primary school teachers. If you’re like me, signing up to websites like these can seem like a waste of money because the resources just aren’t up to scratch or aren’t… Continue reading Teach Starter

Student Teachers · Teaching

Life as a Teacher

Recently, I was contacted by The Footnotes, a website that strives to provide revolutionising career and study advice in order to help women to not only follow their dreams, but how to actually get there. I was lucky enough to be asked to join the conversation and share my thoughts on what it is like… Continue reading Life as a Teacher

Resources · Teaching Strategies

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Learning intentions and success criteria have been a big focus for the staff at my school over the last few years and now that I have been incorporating them into my lessons, I can really see what all the fuss is about. Learning intentions are brief statements that explicitly describe what students should know, understand and… Continue reading Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Resources

HistoriCool

Recently, HistoriCool contacted me with the hope of a review on my blog. Since the email I learnt that HistoriCool is Australia’s only magazine to engage and entertain kids with stories from the past in a fun way and it is aimed for students in grades 3-8.  Through my experience, I know that it can be challenging… Continue reading HistoriCool

Happiness · Teaching · Wellbeing

Back to School: Teacher Edition

As the summer holidays come to an end, it won’t be long before we are back in the classroom with our new students. Take a look at the 7 tips below to give the best first impression and kick off 2016 to a great start. #1 Clean out your emails If you are anything like me,… Continue reading Back to School: Teacher Edition

ICT & Technology · Technology Integration

Successful Technology Integration

Mid last year, I wrote an article for ACEL e-Publications about the successful technology integration. In the article, I discuss the fact that there shouldn’t be such a huge focus on WHY technology needs to be integrated but a shift towards HOW technology can be integrated so that it is meaningful and successful in our classrooms. In the article, I go… Continue reading Successful Technology Integration