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!
These two, very small words, when put together, can mean the most to anyone who needs to hear them. I have been teaching now for over 16 years, and every time I hear these words, it makes me smile and realise why I do what I do. Believe me, some days teaching are really hard.… Read More Thank You
If you live North of the Equator, you might be nearing the end of your school year. Personally, my year is still “warming up”. I have just started Term 2 for 2017. But, my colleagues in the USA are starting to think about how they can end the year on a positive note, and keep… Read More How to End the Year like a Boss!
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
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
This post is all about celebrating success. This is my 100th post, and I have recently gained 600 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers! I know that these are not big numbers for some people out there, but I am truly happy with the progress that I have made on this little journey into the world… Read More Help your students perform better with CHIRRP
For me, I am nearing the end of the term, only one week to go. And, as I sit here wishing my time away, and counting down the days until the Easter holidays, I can’t help but wonder why I am feeling so exhausted. I have been teaching since 2001, so I should know the… Read More 20 Questions to Help You Refocus