In the current circumstances you've probably heard the term, 'distance learning' and you've more than likely heard of Google Classroom. But what exactly does it do? And where or how to begin?
Don't worry, in this post I'll through the steps of setting up a class, adding students, assigning work and providing feedback to your students - all from your computer. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to use. Get ready to embrace technology with your class. Let's go digital together..
Developing a positive, growth mindset early on is crucial for a successful, happy life. When kids learn that putting forth effort and using the right strategies can help them get better at things, they feel empowered, and try harder. When they know their brains are capable of growing, they are more confident, resilient and are not afraid to fail!
Instilling this mindset in our students will give them the skills and outlook to support their learning throughout education and into adult life.
So how do we teach this simple and incredible concept? To start, we need to understand the basics.
It’s a holiday weekend and usually we’d be out and about with the kids or even on vacation to some far flung destination. Instead, due to the devastation global Covid-19 pandemic, we are confined to our houses (save for a short amount of time outside for our daily exercise). However, thanks to the wonders of technology, we can still explore the amazing world we live in.
This post will list over 50 virtual field trips you and your child can take, from the comfort of your sofa!
Easter is almost upon us and children won't be in school or doing any home learning. So, what to do with them to keep them busy? Well, I've handpicked some of the best Easter activities to do with your little ones this Spring. Take a peek below and get ready for some colourful Easter fun!
it’s hard to deny that we are living at a very unique time in history and it's one that your children will probably reference throughout their lives. Their own children and grandchildren may very well study it in their history classes. So, what better way to help them remember exactly what it was like, than a time capsule?
Well, thanks to Natalie Long, of Long Creations, you can do just that. For free! She has produced this fantastic 11-page PDF document to help you child keep a record of what was going on at this point in time, what they were doing and how they were feeling.
I hope my Top Tips for Successful Home Schooling in Lockdown was helpful. For this post, I thought I would list some some fun and educational things that you could do with your children while stuck at home. You could use these ideas if your child's school hasn't sent home any work, if they finish all the work set or if you feel they need more practise or reinforcement of particular concepts.
I teach Year Four (8-9 year olds) at the moment, but there are ideas here for all age groups and will be a mixture of online and offline, written and unwritten activities.
Well this is a post I never thought I’d be writing. But in times like this, we all need to look out for each other and share our tips and tricks where needed. This post will outline my top tips for coping with schooling your child while they’re at home during the Coronavirus lockdown and how to get the best out of that time.
We hear it every day on the news, but we are certainly living in unprecedented times. Like every teacher, I am currently trying to get used to teaching from home and setting remote learning tasks for the children instead of being at the front of the classroom every day. First impressions: it’s different. Very, very different. Yes, I get to stay at home, which means no commute, a bit of a lie in and regular breaks throughout the day but overall, it’s a crazy new reality. And if I’m honest, the transition hasn’t been easy.
I'm Ruth. I'm a teacher based in Manchester, UK.
I've been teaching for eight years and am currently based in Year Four, but I have also taught in Year One and Reception.
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