Author Archives: jacquelinehowlett

About jacquelinehowlett

I live in Townsville, I crochet, go to yoga and pilates, walk, study, and drink craft beers. Me in a nutshell.

Placement 2017

Hello everyone, I am back on placement, this time for 5 weeks in another grade 3 classroom. This school is the sister school of where I was placed last year, but so far these classes and schools could not be … Continue reading

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Semester 2 has begun…

I am pretty sure I am only writing this blog for my own amusement now but that is ok! Semester 2 has started and for the first time since beginning this degree in 2010 I am doing 3 subjects in … Continue reading

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I love Jinglish

Yesterday I went to Daiso, which is a fabulous ¥100 shop (or a $3+ shop in Australia) to buy myself the elusive rice roll shaker for making makizushi. I had seen a video for it on Facebook and thought I … Continue reading

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My Life Ordinary

So ICT and Pedagogy is over, but I am going to keep going with the blog. At the moment I am in Osaka, I have a permanent resident visa for Japan so I come once a year to keep my … Continue reading

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A3 – Still going…looking for kindred spirits…

You know what? My attitude to study can be summed up in one simple little meme: I have had my evening sherry (a new tradition I have started), and my dinner is on the stove and in the oven, and … Continue reading

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Post-prac reflection

This week I have been busy with another subject that was COMPLETELY ignored over the last four weeks, and I had to knock up an assignment by the 7th. It got done, and I will get through. Now back to … Continue reading

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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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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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