Anti-Bullying week 16th - 20th November 2015, make learning fun with our anti-bullying show. This show come with a new teachers support pack. Call Eugene Matthias on 07730 111111.
Well a very interesting week, with more bookings then we have ever had before for our Transition show 'Moving On' for July 2015.
See teachers say about our shows. For more information call Eugene Matthias on 07730 111111.
Teaching Best Practice.
1. Teacher Clarity
When a teacher begins a new unit of study or project with students, she clarifies the purpose and learning goals, and provides explicit criteria on how students can be successful. It's ideal to also present models or examples to students so they can see what the end product looks like.
2. Classroom Discussion
Teachers need to frequently step offstage and facilitate entire class discussion. This allows students to learn from each other. It's also a great opportunity for teachers to formatively assess (through observation) how well students are grasping new content and concepts.
How do learners know they are moving forward without steady, consistent feedback? They often won't. Along with individual feedback (written or verbal), teachers need to provide whole-group feedback on patterns they see in the collective class' growth and areas of need. Students also need to be given opportunities to provide feedback to the teacher so that she can adjust the learning process, materials, and instruction accordingly.
4. Formative Assessments
In order to provide students with effective and accurate feedback, teachers need to assess frequently and routinely where students are in relation to the unit of study's learning goals or end product (summative assessment). Hattie recommends that teachers spend the same amount of time on formative evaluation as they do on summative assessment.
5. Metacognitive Strategies
Students are given opportunities to plan and organize, monitor their own work, direct their own learning, and to self-reflect along the way. When we provide students with time and space to be aware of their own knowledge and their own thinking, student ownership increases. And research shows thatmetacognition can be taught.
6. Collaborating with Colleagues
Great teachers are earnest learners. Spend some time with a colleague, or two or three, and talk about what each of these research-based, best classroom practices looks like in the classroom. Discuss each one in the context of your unique learning environment: who your students are, what they need, what they already know, etc.
This week I found a very funny teaching video with Lee Mack.
So I hope you have had an enjoyable bank holiday and are looking forward to half term. Last week was a week of travels with after school magic clubs and CEOP Internet Safety & Cyber-bullying shows.
Now it's time to enjoy a collection of useful links, posts, videos and jokes from around the internet.
"Just to establish some parameters," said the professor, "Mr. Nichols, what is the opposite of joy?"
"Sadness," said the student.
"And the opposite of depression, Ms. Biggs?"
"And you, sir, how about the opposite of woe?"
"I believe that would be giddy up..."
Head's advise:- Act don't react:- Students are very smart and it is part of their juvenile nature to try to get you. Sometimes ignoring a disruptive behaviour is way better than reacting to it and in case it becomes repetitive or serious then make sure to talk it out with the student involved alone and not in front of the whole class.
EverySlide is a web tool that allows you to create interaction around your presentations. You create a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote, upload it to EverySlide and share the generated link with your students. using the link, students can join your slideshow from any device. You can then start asking questions, or running polls while students are going through the slides. After the presentation, you can review participants' interactions online or download their contact details and answers as a spreadsheet.
Transition for primary schools:
This is the time of the year when you think about Transition for year 6 moving on, we can help with our Transition show.
If you have any questions please call Eugene Matthas on 07730 111111.
See what teachers say about our educational shows.
This blog is designed as a service to all teachers. We will search the internet and bring you information which we hope will help you as a teacher on a day to day basis.
The blog will always start with a joke to bring a smile to you which you can use to bring smiles to others.
We will then bring you updates on the latest educational news, information technology in education, best practice, teachers story and educational apps which will make your life easier.
A mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them. The mother mouse goes, "BARK!" and the cat runs away.
"See?" says the mother mouse to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"
Use Humour, relevant doses of humour to spice up your teaching are highly recommended. Forget about the authoritative and coercive style of teaching , for experience proved that it only disheartens learners and kills their motivation. Use humour at appropriate times; this can lead to students engagement and build up their confidence.
iClicker is a powerful formative assessment tool and intuitive student response system that allows for dynamic student-teacher interaction. Here is how it works: Instructors ask questions through any presentation application; students answer questions with a remote or smart device; instructors display results in real-time and record responses.
This year Anti-bullying week is 16th - 20th November 2015 and we have a new anti-bullying show for 2015. Please note we will be fully booked for anti-bullying week before the end of the summer term. If you have any questions please call Eugene Matthas on 07730 111111.
We have selected for you today a host of templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by Newspaper.net for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. The procedure is very easy. Just download the template you are going to use, and once downloaded open the file and start customizing it the way you want.
See what teachers say about our educational shows.
"Making Learning Fun"
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