As a school, we are gradually implementing Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP). This is already well established in our lower grades
Like most teachers, I’m aware of John Hattie’s research because of its fame and wide influence. However, I hadn’t read his book (until now) or looked
This week, we were excited to welcome author and education consultant Matt Glover to our school for professional development regarding children’s writing. I thoroughly enjoyed
Considering how much I love Google Classroom, it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about it since September. There have been many great updates since then.
I believe that maths (generally) is a damaged subject. What other subject provokes a lifelong fear in learners? Teachers often focus on the wrong things and
“Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group space to the individual space, and the resulting group space is
A few months ago, I shared my initial experiences of flipping my classroom using my own videos and YouTube. That post can be found here.
I’m excited to announce that I have taken the plunge into the unknown and introduced Genius Hour to my students. We are all absolutely loving
In a previous post, I claimed that Pokémon Go was simply too popular to ignore. It has captured the attention of gamers, of all ages, across
On Tuesday (incidentally my 28th birthday), I co-led some differentiated PD about Google Classroom. The aim is to implement it across the whole of the
Dickie Wada-Thomas has many years of teaching experience across primary school and is now ICT Co-ordinator. Dickie has two children of his own. Follow him
I have been reluctantly chugging away at report-writing this week. The deadline is fast-approaching! I feel totally disengaged with this style of writing! I feel like
Since watching Susan Cain’s thought-provoking TED talk (below), I have been meaning to buy her book. I’m so glad that I finally did. The book
The flipped classroom is a buzz term floating around at the moment, but what does it actually mean? Here is a good explanation of it: “By
Newsela is a brilliant website and app that helps you to teach reading comprehension strategies through global news articles. I wanted to unlock its potential, so
How often do you speak to the whole class at the same time? We all wish that we had smaller class sizes. We know that