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

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

Happiness · Teaching · Wellbeing

Making a Difference

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou. Above is a quote that you have probably heard many times before, but have you ever really thought about it?     Have you ever applied it to your daily… Continue reading Making a Difference

Teaching · Wellbeing

Tired? Exhausted? I hear you.

As a teacher, and like many teachers I know, I find that I am often feeling exhausted. (Image: imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net) The first chapter of Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Happiness Project’, suggests the following: Go to sleep earlier (ensure that you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night) Exercise (go for a walk, there… Continue reading Tired? Exhausted? I hear you.