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Your guide to better literacy teaching

Teaching literacy can be difficult. It is more than teaching reading skills. Literacy includes reading, writing, comprehension, speaking and creating oral, visual and print texts. While it appears to be all-encompassing, there are a few techniques that can make the literacy teaching experience easier. Consider these tips: Prepare in advance It might go without saying…

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Encouraging creativity in the classroom

Creativity is not a fixed element – it is a highly sought after way of thinking that can be taught in the classroom. Even the teachers who don’t consider themselves creative can incorporate creativity in the classroom. But what’s the fuss you ask? Creativity leads to better problem solving and many fields of work require…

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How to re-engage students after lockdown

Approaching school post-lockdown is challenging for some students. These students have had the opportunity to access home-schooling for the potential first time in their life. But as normal life resumes, students are going to have to remember what attending school feels like again. The challenge now lies amongst educators to get kids back into their…

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Back to school after COVID-19

COVID-19 was a disruption for nearly all industries earlier this year. As we see a lift in the restrictions, teachers and students are slowly heading back to school. Getting your students back in focus will remain key during this transitional phase. Below are some helpful tips for adjusting to a new normal: Routines Humans crave…

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Checklist: How to help parents support student learning at home

When students learning moves away from a classroom setting and into the home, the disruption can cause stress for both students and parents. Here is a simple guide to coping with this change, to ensure that learning continues in the most effective way. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Routine: Having a routine…

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Checklist: How prepared is your school for COVID-19?

During this difficult time where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic, navigating the disruption it has caused in schools can be tough for teachers and educators. Here is a simple checklist to prepare your school for potential closure. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Be safe and be informed. Get…

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Gamification in the K-12 Classroom

The use of gamified resources is growing in school classrooms. So what exactly is gamification, why gamify learning, and how does it improve outcomes? Gamification is the integration of game principles, mechanics and design techniques into a non-game based context or activity. It is different to game-based learning, such as learning how to problem-solve by…

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Tips on creating lesson plans

Planning a lesson that is curriculum-aligned, engaging and memorable can be quite difficult, especially with limited time. Is it most effective to plan out week by week, month by month or the entire year? Here are some tips we’ve gathered from teachers.  1. Step back and analyse the curriculum. Give yourself some quiet time with…

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LiteracyPlanet Attends EduTECH Asia for the Second Year!

On November 4 – 6, LiteracyPlanet attended EduTECH Asia 2019 in Singapore for our second year.EduTECH is Asia’s largest education conference/exhibition where leading solution providers showcased a wide range of technologies all aimed at helping Asian educators make education more relevant. Taking part helped LiteracyPlanet to: Connect with and understand the dynamic and growing Asian…

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LiteracyPlanet Attends Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Photography by Fergus Burnett One of LiteracyPlanet’s own had an audience with The Duchess of Cornwall and other special guests at Buckingham Palace. Rob Mudie, LiteracyPlanet’s UK Education Content Specialist, attended the recent ceremony awarding and celebrating the winners of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition for 2019. The event took place in the Grand Hall…

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