Behaviour Management

Rewarding Right

If you take a look inside a classroom, chances are you will find some sort of reward system in place. Whether it be sticker charts, a clip chart, a marble jar or something else, it probably won’t take you long to spot it. However, have you thought about which children are being rewarded the most… Continue reading Rewarding Right

Resources · Technology

Cyber Safety Resources

It isn’t a surprise that primary age children are accessing the internet now more than ever. Parents need to be active in keeping their kids safe online and schools need to guide children to be safe online. The new NSW Science and Technology syllabus also highlights the importance of ethical understanding. Students are encouraged to… Continue reading Cyber Safety Resources


5 Useful Websites

Take a look at the list of websites below with useful websites/videos/resources to support and enrich your lessons. I’m more than positive that you will find them to be useful throughout the school year (and they will hopefully save you a heap of time!). Smart Boarding School A fantastic collection of educational resources to support… Continue reading 5 Useful Websites

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



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