Tag Archives: differentiate

Why I love my SMARTboard

Once again debate is raging through Twitter as to the merits or otherwise of IWBs. So rather than try to condense my thoughts into 140 characters, or add the the already excellent comments at @whatedsdaid’s blog. I thought I would try to reflect and  put down on paper (metaphorically speaking) my personal feelings about my
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Making memories

Picture this. It’s home time, I have a slight headache and I definitely need a large cup of tea. It’s been a long and tiring day. I leave my classroom to empty a rubbish bin and I am met by a stream of excited Year 3 students who had earlier been invited to join in
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Testing in the Primary classroom – NAPLAN

It’s National Assesment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) week here in Australia. For those of you overseas what this has meant for my class is the following: On Tuesday they had a 40 minute language test of grammar and spelling, followed by a 50 minute narrative writing test. On Wednesday they took a 50 minute reading comprehension test. And today,
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Musings on the teaching of spelling

I was really interested to read a blog post by The Principal last week where among other things he questioned whether spelling should be taught anymore. If you have yet to read this I suggest you do so, as it raises many interesting points. While I believe that his aim was to encourage discourse on
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