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Early Years Literature

Early Years Literature

A range of early years articles and research focusing on pedagogy in early years within subjects. It includes some great case studies which can encourage your own personal development and subject knowledge. I've also included a power point I had to create for this module during my teacher training.
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Early Years Research

Early Years Research

A series of research articles all about pedagogy in the early years. Great to inform essays or your own development as a practitioner.
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Early Years Topics

Early Years Topics

Prime early years questions we must consider as practitioners and research offering different answers.
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Subject Self Assessment

Subject Self Assessment

A series of tables with learning intentions for core subjects with a thumb scale. Children colour in or circle the thumb which relfects how they think they did on the subject. Includes blanks tables for you to add lesson specific targets, great for lesson observations. With y2 and up I have used these as my success criteria,giving the children a blank table and they hand write the criteria from the board. At the end of the lesson the quickly self assess it.
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Class debate: video explanation.

Class debate: video explanation.

This video explains one way to hold a class debate, going through the structure of the lesson step by step. The video shows how a debate lesson can move from pair work to a whole class debate, explaining the different stages and learning outcomes in detail I have used this debate structure for years 7-13, but it would also work for primary school students. If you would like a copy of the supporting handout please contact me.
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They Walk Amongst Us

They Walk Amongst Us

After the horrific events in Parkland Florida I am encouraging everyone to download this FREE resource that explains why we have to take a tougher stance when disciplining children and stop soft peddling when it comes down to consequences. Political correctness needs to be looked at closely in relationship to students and adults who because of their digital footprint have proven that they are a danger to society.
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AI, gamified and flipped classroom in Finland

AI, gamified and flipped classroom in Finland

Finland’s new national curriculum emphasizes the use of technology and group work. Games can offer an interactive and exciting content to learners and promote co-operation in learning. Pedagogy, a digital game and videos supported the collaborative learning in the classroom and the whole school. Instead of using a book, pupils were playing a mathematics learning game. Join me in the conversation and help me create meaningful MOOC content. Tweet your thoughts and ideas @pirre74
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Classroom Management: Advice for teachers.

Classroom Management: Advice for teachers.

This presentation is full of advice for new and establised teachers, focusing on different strategies for classroom management. The presentation is split into the following parts: Part One: The whole school. 1.1 Get to know the students outside of the classroom. 1.2 Be seen around the school. 1.3 Communication with parents. 1.4 Don’t suffer alone: talk to colleagues. Part Two: Inside the classroom. 2.1 Never speak over a class. 2.2 Share your expectations with the class. 2.3 Show awareness of your school`s disciplinary policy. 2.4 Take control of the class. 2.5 Set lesson up beforehand. 2.6 Entering and leaving the classroom. 2.7 Lesson plans and activities. 2.8 Clear instructions. 2.9 Seating plans. 2.10 Give students a choice and a way out. 2.11 Speak to students without an audience and set targets. 2.12 Speak assertively and stick to the point. 2.13 Don’t shout in anger. 2.14 Don’t make threats or give multiple warnings, act quickly. 2.15 Face issues head on. 2.16 Use detentions wisely. 2.17 Humour. 2.18 Reward good behaviour for all.
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STUDY SKILLS FOR EXCELLENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

STUDY SKILLS FOR EXCELLENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

THE STUDY SKILLS FOR EXCELLENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE is a book let of blue prints for awakening the sleeping giants in learners. Learning objectives are to help learners explore their sleeping giants so that they can maximize their potentials in their study at all levels. The guidelines are applicable at all levels but, they may be simplified or complicated according to the level of the learners.
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