Classroom Ideas

The story of an African children’s book that explains the science of skin colour

Nina G. Jablonski, Penn State Skin We Are In is a landmark South African book for children (and grown-ups) on…

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Intervention ideas for the third term

We’re halfway through the year and our learners have just completed one of the toughest assessment periods of the year. Following…

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Using a story-writing approach to create original lesson resources

Original resources may take time, effort, planning and work to set up, but they can be amazing materials for learners…

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When scholastic intervention isn’t enough, who should be approached?

As teachers, we often notice when something’s amiss, but we do not always know how to help.  In the Foundation…

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The importance of gross motor movements

Kinderkinetics is a scientifically based movement program that works at developing every child to their optimal level. It aims to…

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Thinking aloud: A tool for improving reading comprehension & vocabulary

Many classroom teachers have long viewed reading aloud as a luxury, an added expense that can be cut from the…

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Simile and sensory poetry: Creative thinking becomes creative writing

Teachers often hear statements like “Creativity is the most important skill in the primary school years” or “ Creativity is…

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Giving Meaningful Feedback to Promote Learning

Leyla N To learn anything new, you need feedback from those teaching the skill or idea to you. Without that,…

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6 things that you can do to combat the daily dilemmas of a learning disability

“He slips into the classroom a few minutes late; it’s the third time this week and he should be getting…

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Learning language through play

E. Scholtz As a mother of a 21-month-old, it has been fascinating to see that from such a young age,…

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