As teachers our time is unfortunately finite, but there are ways that we can use time in the classroom to have a positive impact on learning, progress, attitudes and mindset. In this article I hope you will find something that will really resonate. It is important that you carefully discriminate and find the new tips that work for you. After all, we don’t have much time.
Primary school assemblies should be exciting and interesting. They should allow children to share in valuable learning experiences. Over his 30 years as a head teacher, Mike Kent has developed amazing assemblies that do just this, and he shares them in this new practical resource.
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail. This moves the tutor from the “sage on the stage, to the guide on the side” (King, 1993).
LEADING SCIENTISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE WARNED THAT A LACK OF FOCUS ON PRE-SCHOOL LEARNING CAN AFFECT CHILDREN'S LIVES FOR DECADES. FIGURES SHOW THAT ALMOST 130,000 CHILDREN A YEAR ARE FALLING BEHIND BEFORE THEY EVEN REACH PRIMARY SCHOOL.
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