Showcase: Greci Cristina Queiroz Taylor and Sally Roberts

As a language teacher, you know that if your pupils are trying to use their English in a productive and independent way, they are likely […]

EAL: Descriptive writing, fronted adverbials

Here’s a very brief insight into some day-to-day EAL planning. I work with EAL learners in Year 4. Planning for my EAL lessons is informed […]

Choice Boards for Elementary Learners

Empowering students to own their learning, allowing for student choice and voice, individualizing learning activities — all of these are important goals of specific learning […]

Fluency and fun: Hidden words

Here’s a quick speaking activity for Primary EAL. A good one for Friday afternoon fun. Check out this ‘Hidden Words‘ post on Bored Panda. Is […]

#AppventCalendar Day Nine – @ReallySchoolUK

Welcome to Day 9 of the 2020 Appvent Calendar! A consistent feature throughout the AppventCalendar event so far has been those tools and apps which […]

Tweaking my young learner teaching

I start my PGCEi next month. I’m really looking forward to having an extra reason to reflect on my classroom practice, overall approach, etc, and […]

Using Boom Cards in the Primary Classroom

Helping primary students take charge of their own learning can be difficult. But now there are Boom Cards. Boom Cards are self-checking digital task cards […]

What I Learned at the Elementary Technology Conference

The Elementary Technology Conference is over for another year and it was an amazing learning event! More than 1,000 dedicated educators from 11 states and […]

Sonic Pi and Soundtrap project

Having seen Glenn Malcolm  demonstrate the amazingly powerful Sonic Pi at last month's FOBIT conference at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore, I am keen to try out the […]

The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils

I’ve always enjoyed thinking of ideas about how we can utilise technology for purposeful means in the classroom. It is often we see the simplest ideas making […]

A game-changer for makers and coders at home

I’ve been a big fan of the award-winning Hopscotch app for some time. It first came to light a few years ago and has been […]

Children as authors

In keeping with my plan to blog every day, here’s today’s post: I had the privilege of working at Huntingtree Primary School again last week; […]

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