Madeline Bailey

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Digital Restroom Passes

First let me go ahead and ask, did the picture of the toilets gross you out or cause you to double take at the blog post? 🙂<p>I couldn’t write about …

Why The Future Of Kindergarten Is Less Play, More Work

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.<p>Researchers have …

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Want your class to make the most out of learning opportunities? Try focusing not just on the task itself, but how they approach it<p>Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education …

Pedagogy

Secret Teacher: in a stressful year, it's the children who have kept me going

With management piling on the pressure, I often dread going into school. But my pupils and their parents remind me why I do this job<p>Read more from The Secret Teacher<p>When I started teaching at my school it had a notorious reputation – parents refused to send their children here. Over time, things …

Teaching

On Reading Tasks

I used to ask students to write in their reader’s notebook for a few minutes every day after they finished reading. Some days they could write about …

Teaching

Facts and Fiction About the So-Called “Summer Slide”

Source: Luke Porter, on Unsplash<p>Every summer we hear from educators about the “summer slide” in academic learning (e.g. here and here). The claim is …

Mathematics

Classroom Rules Minions Video

• This Minions Classroom Rules video currently has 2,041,332 views on YouTube <br>• Use this video to introduce, discuss and develop a set of class rules …