Classroom Ideas

Using a story-writing approach to create original lesson resources

by Emme Scholtz Original resources – they may take time, effort, planning and work to set up, but they can…

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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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Celebrating languages in the classroom

International Mother Tongue Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February, highlighting the diversity of cultures and languages around the…

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Get savvy with teacher support for your lessons

Teacha! caught up with world-renowned literacy expert and KEY LINKS author, Jill Eggleton, and CHASE co-founder, Lynne Beachy Head, to…

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