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FREE Stuff for Your Music Classroom

Last week I was happy to reach a mini milestone in my little Teachers Pay Teachers store – I gained 700 followers! YIPPEE!!! And, I have to say that my followers are very loyal people who come back time and time again to purchase resources from me. So as a huuuuuge THANK YOU, I have… Read More FREE Stuff for Your Music Classroom

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How Making Connections Helps Students Learn

It’s no secret that I love using the Super Six in my Music lessons. I can’t even imagine teaching a lesson without using them. These strategies have become an automatic part of my teaching practice, and the simple reason why, is that these strategies work! It doesn’t matter what ability level, or grade level the… Read More How Making Connections Helps Students Learn

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What the Heck is the Super Six?

What the Heck is the Super Six? Simply put, the Super Six are 6 simple, yet powerful strategies to help readers navigate and understand a text. The Super Six are, in no particular order, Making Connections, Monitoring, Predicting, Questioning, Visualising and Summarising. When these six, super easy to implement strategies are used while teaching, they… Read More What the Heck is the Super Six?

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20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

In the next few months, my school, like every other in my state, will be preparing their School Plan for the next three years. As with any type of planning, we have a set of guidelines that the Government and Education Department want us to follow and stick to. As part of the executive team… Read More 20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

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Why the Super Six is the Best Thing Ever!

The Super Six is simply the best set of strategies to use while teaching any subject, to any age group, ever! This seems like a BIG statement, but in my humble opinion, it is true. I was introduced to the Super Six a number of year ago, and since starting on the journey, I haven’t… Read More Why the Super Six is the Best Thing Ever!

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Surprising Ways to use the Super Six

Using the Super Six comprehension strategies has many benefits beyond understanding text. I use the Super Six strategies in multiple ways with my classes. This week I return to work after the Easter holidays. At the very end of last term, my Year 12 students completed their Half Yearly Exams. This entails the students completing… Read More Surprising Ways to use the Super Six

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10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Summarising

This post has been a long time in the making. I started this series on using the Super Six in the music classroom quite a while ago, and sadly I got distracted. It was however, always my intention to finish the series with a post on Summarising. The skill of summarising is something that every… Read More 10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Summarising