In this week’s blog I’m reflecting on a webinar I attended last week “Digital Technologies: It’s not all about coding” hosted by the CSIRO and lead by Professor Tim Bell.
Our aim as teachers is to discover what students are able to do, what are the most efficient and flexible strategies they are using, and foster those skills.
A common concern that teachers often bring up is that their students solve number tasks mentally by ‘visualising’ the vertical algorithm. I’ve been asked a couple of times in the last month or so, How do I stop, or discourage my students from using a vertical algorithm?
Missed MANSW’s Primary And Middle years K-8 conference on Saturday? Here are some reflections of the day.
Sometimes the best way to get faster is to slow down. This is exactly what we as teachers should be doing to improve students’ mathematical fluency.
Representing student thinking needs to happen in-situ and needs to be negotiated with the students.
If learning is an active process, what does that mean for me as the teacher and what is my role in the classroom?
How can we utilise mathematics teaching strategies in English? This blog explores flipping Number Talks to Letter Talks and other strategy sharing ideas.
Over the summer break there have been a number of teachers asking each other for advice regarding setting up rooms, what concepts or books to focus on, or discussing what themes might interest their new class of students. These questions are all valid and show that teachers are keen to hook students into learning from…
This will be our last blog week for 2018! We wish all teachers, educators and their families a happy holiday and we hope you all get a well-deserved rest. We will be adding up some resource and courses over January so look out for new items and keep coming back to the site to see what’s…