At this time of year, I see lots and lots of pins coming through my Pinterest feed about classroom reveals. I have to admit, I often get very excited and I love to see what other people put in their rooms. But I also start to get a lot of self-doubt creep in as I… Read More What’s in my Classroom?
Sometimes life just sucks! Sometimes you think life is travelling along just nicely, then BOOM! Something is just thrown in your path and you have no choice but to deal with it, now. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on the way you look at it, this has happened to me in the last couple of weeks.… Read More From lemons to lemonade
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?
For some of you lovely people, you are now finding yourselves going back to work after a well-deserved holiday. Personally, I am now officially over the half way mark for my school year! Either way, we are all back at work, doing what we love and enjoy – teaching. This week I have had a… Read More Back to School Music Bundle Savings
This weekend is set to be a very cold one – we are expecting minus temperatures overnight! I do like this time of year, it means lots of time spent inside with the fire going. It makes me start to dream of what it would be like to have a White Christmas. Here in Australia,… Read More Christmas in July Sale!
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
Today I am officially on my winter school holidays! I wish I was in a slightly better frame of mind though – I have been “lucky” enough to have had the flu since last week. I have lost my voice, I can’t stop coughing, and I didn’t know that a nose could produce that much… Read More Why Teaching Listening Skills is Important