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Troubleshoot Classrooms

Are collaborative classroom environments doing the best by our children?

Posted by Granted Education on June 16, 2019 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

They are the leaders of the school, but deep down, they're all kids at heart!

I am lucky enough to teach in a collaborative Yr 7 & 8 classroom with one of my good mates. We were looking over the work we have completed so far this term with the kids and it has been HUGE! With that in mind, we considered...

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Top 3 inspiring Ted Talks on Education

Posted by anonymous on April 14, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Who inspired you to become a teacher?

It's hard to say for me, I had a few teachers I really respected when I was at school. Among them would have to be my next door neighbour and PE teacher, Mr Brown. You see, I never really saw myself as an academic student & I saw school as an opportunity to play sport and hang out with...

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Feeling inspired!

Posted by anonymous on August 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a busy day today! This morning I was feeling super inspired and made a couple of video tutorials showing how to use some features in a program called Turning Point. This is an Audience Response program that is an add on for Power Point. Check out the new Video Tutorial section of...

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If you fail, does that make you a failure?

Posted by anonymous on July 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Success is measured by how well we do in particular tasks, but is rarely measured by how many times we try things. Sadly, in science, we think we are encouraging students to critically analyse what went wrong in an experiment, but rarely do we 'have time' to test those theories by re-doing and trying again, allowing for a d...

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Teaching Strategy #33 - How to get students engaged

Posted by anonymous on April 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Tip # 33 - How do you get students engaged?  Be excited!

Emotions are contagious.  If you talk excitedly about your topic, even if you are faking it, your students will pick up on the excitement and you will have their attention. Show this visual...

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Standardised Tests - do they really make sense?

Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Standardised testing - does it really make sense to grade students on whether or not they perform in exams?


I feel like we're doing a disservice to our kids by totally discounting any success they have with solving problems/demonstrating the...

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Donate your voice (no, you don't have to be dead)!

Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This afternoon I filled in a form to become a voice donor.

'What the hell does that mean?' Well, people with disabilities that are unable to vocalise fully have limited options for their computerised voice (the Stephen Hawking version). This means that little girls are given the same voice type as an adult male.

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Wise words ...

Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Tip #14 - Be outside the box!

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Shit Classrooms: How to Troubleshoot Them - Tip #14

Be outside the box!


Great for revision. Students work in pairs. Give each pair a whiteboard marker. Show them that almost any shiny surface is 'fair game' - windows, desk tops, glass cabinets. These markers just wipe straight off smooth surfaces. Send the students to find a spac...

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Teaching Strategy # 8 - Be a performer!

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Be a performer.

You can rail against this if you like, but if you have a dodgy class, keep them interested and engaged and you'll have much less behavior management issues to deal with! How the heck do I do this? Do things that would excite you if you were a student. This teaching strategy seems pret...

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