Video Teaching Inspiration #4 ~ The Wish-maker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zON0wDD7VJY Thinking Questions Why do the characters throw a golden coin into the well? What do you think the first man wished for? Why? Why did the man and the woman throw a golden coin into the well? What prevented their wish from coming true? How did the ‘wish-maker’ solve the problem? Which methods did…

Schooling with a difference: Alternative schools around the world

Working in mainstream schools can provide a huge insight into the standards and expectations of teaching in the 21st century. However, with growing class sizes, emphasis on grammar and testing, I’ve often wondered how alternative schools approach education differently. It is true that many mainstream schools are increasingly considering the impact of their teaching on…

Video Teaching Inspiration #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1K9EH90CyA Thinking Questions What did you enjoy about the clip? What made the magician’s hat magical? How did the rabbit feel? Why was the rabbit frustrated? How did the rabbit behave when he/she didn’t get the carrot? What could the magician have done differently? What could the rabbit have done differently? What tricks did the…

How to use different learning styles to your advantage

Whether teaching takes place in the classroom or at home, delivering lessons and introducing new concepts to children can be an incredibly rewarding experience. By helping children along on their pathway to success, you can be that positive role model in their lives cheering them on. However, teaching also has its many challenges as you…

6 ways to get maths lessons off to a great start

Coming up with new and engaging maths starters can sometimes become a struggle, especially with the additional resources that need to be created, printed and organised for each lesson. Maths starters can be a great way to get your children ready to engage with the main learning activity. However, for those days when you would…

7 Ways to teach phonics: Making early reading fun!

For early years’ teachers, nothing is more rewarding than coaching children through their first steps towards reading fluency. Parents can equally experience the excitement and joy that comes from observing their children as they make greater progress with their reading abilities. For children aged between 4 – 5 years, it is also an important time…