It is so important to connect with your class, allowing you to get to know your students and for them to get to know you. Like me, you may have new students who missed out on an orientation day due to the challenges of 2021 so their first day at school is so important!
Writing allows students to express themselves creatively and to make their thinking visible to others. For that student who is always finished their writing first and promises that they have checked it from top to bottom and are completely happy with it, a checklist is a wonderful way to encourage self editing and self assessment.
This term has been consumed with fractions, decimals and percentages and my students have loved it…surprisingly! I need to ensure that I taught the skills my students needed but there was nothing stopping us having some fun along the way.
A new semester means new goals for my students and with distance learning in the back of my mind, I had to make this fun! I’ve titled this resource as a VisionBoard to encourage creativity, a positive attitude and a growth mindset.
Challenge a group of Year 5 students to design and create a 3D robot and I know what you are thinking, this is an easy task and it probably won’t take too long? You would be wrong! This task asks students to consider 2D and 3D shapes, angles, scale, measurement and mapping and it might take 5-6 lessons…here’s why!
It is so important to connect with your class, no doubt students and teachers will feel a mixed bag of emotions. Here are some fun games to get social interactions going while avoid little to no contact…enjoy!Read More »
“When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.” Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
As teachers and students, we are so used to being around other people. Spending the days by myself is going to be tough, and I think it’s going to be tough for my students too!
Throughout Distance Learning, there are a few things that I will continue to do from our Term 1 practice. I believe that wellbeing goes hand in hand with learning so it is important to continue to build friendships and connections and to ensure there is time for mindfulness.
Let’s face it, distance learning is going to be hard! Most parents are not teachers themselves and have other commitments too. One thing you can do to support your child is help them to set up a good working space.Read More »