SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

How to plan & have more meaningful classroom discussions

The greatest hurdles a teacher faces when engaging children in healthy conducive dialogue are diverting away from the topic and making the discussion relevant...

Five career pitfalls to avoid

We grow more from our mistakes than our accomplishments. If you research this topic, you will find all kinds of savvy advice about what...

Five keys to developing scientific understanding in very young students

Science is an essential part of everyday life. It is important for teachers to guide students towards nurturing the skills they need to become...

Five Prophecies about the Future of Schooling

  One of the greatest challenges for Education in the Twenty-first Century is that there is an ever-increasing divide between the demand for learning and...

What Makes a Good Guided Reading Text for Early Readers?

Reading experiences in the first few years of schooling are key to future successes.  Guided reading is one possible whole-school strategy to ensure positive...

7 Literacy strategies to abandon now

Ensuring our students read every day can be a stretch, and making sure that their reading is meaningful and relevant to the curriculum can...

Who is teaching the ‘technosphere cleaners’ and ‘cloud pilots’?

My last article explored a few ideas about changing the education status quo. I suggested that most school improvement approaches, based on self-evaluation (looking...

5 Myths About Teaching Learners With Special Educational Needs

Do you have learners with special educational needs (SENs) in your class? Have you had any training for teaching these learners? Probably not.Global governments...

Why Every Teacher Should Start A Classroom Blog

It seems like every time we turn around lately, there is another piece of useful educational technology pushing its way into the classroom. A...

Key ways to develop empathy in your students

Superficial associations via social media are gradually replacing deep personalised connections between human beings. As a result, we see children growing up rich in...