Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

If you are looking for a simple slow cooker, budget friendly, healthy, meat free meal, then you need to add this Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew to your meal plan. It is made using store cupboard staples, so you might not even need to go shopping to make it, and…
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Easy Vegetable Frittata Recipe

Easy Vegetable Frittata Recipe

This Easy Vegetable Frittata Recipe is an Italian-style egg based dish similar to an omelette or pastry free quiche. Vegetable Frittatas are healthy, quick and cheap to make and come in any combination you fancy. This simple frittata recipe is a real life-saver after a tiring day at work, all you…
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17 Saint Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids {Classroom Fun}

17 Saint Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids {Classroom Fun}

Saint Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and a day to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, the colour green, pots of gold, shamrocks, leprechauns and Good Luck! Start the celebrations with our Saint Patrick's Day Activities For Kids this March 17th!   Here are 10 Saint…
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St Patricks Day Writing Prompt {FREE Printables}

St Patricks Day Writing Prompt {FREE Printables}

Whether you celebrate St. Patrick's Day or not your students will enjoy these creative writing opportunities that cover St. Patrick's Day.  Celebrate St. Patty's Day and ignite your students imagination with our St Patricks Day Writing Prompt templates.   These fun writing prompts will help your students become better writers and give…
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Maths Teaching Strategies

Maths Teaching Strategies

Teaching Numeracy Teaching strategies are the key to students' success. We all want our kids to succeed in the maths classroom and the type of strategies we use will determine if they are successful or not when teaching numeracy Being strategy focussed and using creative hands-on maths teaching strategies in…
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Thinking & Talking About Math

Thinking & Talking About Math

No Time For Thinking? Recently there has been a over emphasis, & I think misplaced & misunderstood interpretation of Explicit learning, to the extent that I have seen maths lessons become a 'Chart bark' of blah, blah blah! Not good, and probably not what explicit teaching is really about! Amy Lin…
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How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

Do you have students who are dyslexic or displaying the signs of dyslexia? If you do then you need to know about the Dyslexie Font! Dyslexia is a language-based processing learning disability. It affects both adults and children and causes problems with accuracy & fluency in literacy, particularly difficulties in…
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Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

  Here's a great piece by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.dyslexia Expert and Advocate from Edutopia who talks about how syllables & OVER- PRONUNCIATION  can mask morphological boundaries and  hide the meaningful structures of words. She demonstrates this with the misspelling of the word "evry"... How many times have you seen the word every misspelled…
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Let Kids Figure It Out!

Let Kids Figure It Out!

There are some educators & parents who think that 'GOOD MATHS' in the classroom looks like  a teacher demonstrating & explaining single specific math concepts  in a step-by-step fashion to students. Followed up with lots of worksheets & even homework to practise what they have been shown! A very 'Traditional'…
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Successful Students

Successful Students

So what's the magic ingredient to student achievement? The first question I ask when I meet a teacher whose students are successful is "How did you do it" then "What do you do that makes your students successful?" I realise all teachers work hard and then some so it's not…
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Science Week Ideas

Science Week Ideas

    We kick off on Day 1 with: Science Lesson For Foundation -Y2 Changing Lands & Skies - Science Unit - Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Here is an awesome website just for Australian Teachers! It is a partnership between from the ASTA & Education Services Australia. They have created a…
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Guided Math

Guided Math

Some of you know that I am a Numeracy Coach for Teachers  (GiRN) as well as a classroom teacher. My role is to provide support with implementing the Australian Curriculum Mathematics Curriculum and work shoulder-to-shoulder with classroom teachers to make these changes. This term I am doing some maths coaching…
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Is Minecraft Really Educational?

Is Minecraft Really Educational?

Call me cynical... but is Minecraft really educational or is it an attempt to make school look exciting? Well I was proved wrong by this interesting article in The Conversation  which highlighted that schools are now designing curriculum in the key learning areas to Minecraft...READ MORE... Find out how to…
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Making Technology Work

Making Technology Work

Technology, in its most basic form, can drive the best of us mad! And when you throw in 'NEW' technology, BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) Wireless programs and the protocols, constraints & restrictions of Education Departments, then you could have an'Epic Fail' on your hands. Here's '5 tips to Help Teachers Who…
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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

Guided Reading instruction is an effective strategy but only if you provide relevant support, books & Activities to meet your students needs. In fact without the correct scaffolds in pace guided reading can fail to assist students to develop & extend their reading ability... Maria Walther  a 1st Grade Teacher,…
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The Remainder Problem

The Remainder Problem

Written division is a difficult and complex calculation for students even when divisions are 'tidy' that is there is no remainder. But introduce division that have something left, then a whole new set of learning is required. What should you do? Only give your students numbers that divide nicely? Write "r"…
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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 Creative Apps For Creative Writing -By Monica Burns -www.ClassTechTips.com I don't know about you but many of my students find creative writing difficult, daunting & demoralising! They moan & groan and become anxious and unruly as soon as creative writing activities are announced. Now these students are usually motivated…
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Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages

While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve - By Felicity Meakins Here's a great little story about the importance of preserving Indigenous Languages published in The Spoke- Australia's Early Childhood Blog     By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically. Of the 250…
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