Archive for October 2017

11 Classroom Games for Teaching Kids About Adjectives

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Traditional language teaching often focuses on repetition and rote learning, but children want to learn through experience and engagement. Discover how you can make learning fun with these exciting and easy adjective-based language games. 1. Introduce yourself A good game to play at the start of the school year, the teacher can go first and…

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Tips for Giving Feedback to Your Students

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Feedback is essential for student learning, but grading student performance means combining accuracy and empathy while understanding that every student has their own needs. How can you personalise your approach to marking while maintaining consistency across the class? Here are some tips for providing feedback. Give students an accurate assessment of their performance This might…

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8 Fun Ways to Teach Spelling

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Student engagement is essential for any learning experience. In order to keep your students active and attentive during spelling lessons, it’s important to mix-up your teaching methods. Discover how to make learning spelling fun with these eight spelling exercises designed to make learning (and teaching) a blast. 1. Create rhymes and raps using spelling Part…

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9 Expert Tips for Differentiating your Teaching Style

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Differentiation is fundamental to modern teaching standards. By acknowledging the diversity of the learning experience, educators can provide a better learning environment for their students. Discover what the experts have to say with these 10 tips for personalising your lesson. 1. Using playlists to differentiate and personalise Teacher Tracy Enos shares her unique method for…

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9 Ways to Help Students Learn through Gamification

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Gamification involves the application of game-related principles and to non-game contexts such as education in order to improve outcomes. Gamification can keep students engaged throughout the semester, with studies finding an up to a 9% improvement in information retention. But getting the formula right requires an understanding of your classroom and out-of-the-box thinking. Here are…

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LiteracyPlanet named one of the ‘Best 50 Edtech’ resources for secondary

LiteracyPlanet has been named by leading education media publisher, The Teach Company, as one of the ’50 Best Edtech’ resources for secondary schools. The Teach Company group provides teachers in the UK and around the world with reviews and information on the latest resources and products, as well as news and comment from the world of…

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How to Engage the 7 Types of Learners in your Classroom

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It’s generally accepted that there are seven different learning styles. While most of us fall across the spectrum of each of these styles, facilitating lessons that are engaging on all levels will give your students the best chance of success. Here we discuss strategies to improve engagement for students of each learning style. 1. Auditory…

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