Monthly Archives: May 2016

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia

via 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia So, as part of the history unit, my students have to pose questions about things that have changed and things that have stayed the same over time in … Continue reading

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Behaviour Management

So my whole “blog-a-reflection-a-day” thing went screaming out the window after about 4 days or something…I was on a roll too… Are you one of those people on your dream prac, where everything is going smoothy-smooth, and your mentor is … Continue reading

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Games – number patterns

My class is a low performing class in an already low-performing school, Naplan-wise, and for about a week now I have been doing number patterns with them. And yet, it would be fair to say that less than half of … Continue reading

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Bee-Bots

What a shame none of these posts count toward A3…!!! Anyway, Bee-Bots. I have borrowed a Bee-Bot and a Pro-bot from school, and am currently googling fun activities for reading groups using the bots, and here are some of the … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 20/05/2016 Day 5

I have come to the conclusion that studying education at university with a view to becoming a teacher is bulls:)t. What I am finding on this prac is how discouragingly unprepared I am for the real world of teaching. I … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 19/05/2016 Day 4

Today was a better day. I did a maths lesson, I planned the pants off it and it went not too bad. I am struggling with the range of learners in the room – some kids are barely at a … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 18/05/2016 Day 3

I joined in the English learning support class in the morning, where the students are working on the skills they need for their assessment tasks. The teacher focused on short sentences that involve movement/verbs and build tension, and the students … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac – Lesson Plans

I have seen a lot of chatter on the Facebook group page but could not find a blog post about this to link to – Is anyone else out there using a different lesson plan to the one USQ provided? … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 17/05/2016 Day 2

English I read chapter 6 of Kumiko and the Dragon, then the students did a listening comprehension – sharon divided them into groups of six, and each child in the group was given one of six plastic vegetable counters. I … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 16/05/2016 Day 1

The day’s schedule was quite messed up. The MPO teacher Mrs P. was away sick and the subs teacher didn’t arrive until 09:45, so Sharon taught both classes till then (school rules lesson, held 3 times a week) I hadn’t … Continue reading

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