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
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
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
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
“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
So many adults are afraid of failure, myself included, but is it really that scary? What is it about failure that we are so afraid of? Is it that we think we will look silly or stupid? Do we have a need to be good at everything? Is it all tied in with our insecurities?… Continue reading Failure
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.
It’s a common tradition for people to come up with a new year’s resolution regarding their personal lives, but have you ever thought about creating a resolution for yourself as a teacher? For me, 2013 has been a year filled with learning – more than I could ever have imagined! Someone once told me that… Continue reading A New Year
Take a look at this great article in The Australian Teacher Magazine (@OzTeacherMag) about education technology hits and hopes that I was lucky enough to be a part of! Click here to download the magazine on your iPhone or iPad (it’s free!). Also, be sure to follow Summer Howarth (@EduSum) on Twitter.
Every student has a learning journey, but who is in charge of that journey? When you think about a great teacher, what comes to mind? A teacher who cares, excites, motivates and inspires? What about a teacher who allows students to control their own learning? Generally speaking, as teachers, I think we tend to want… Continue reading A Learning Journey