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New-entrant classrooms in the re-making. Color Science for Kids- Science Kiddo. *This post contains affiliate links.

Color Science for Kids- Science Kiddo

Please see our disclosure policy. Rainbows are one of the most beautiful natural wonders. They are created in the sky when just the right combination of rain and sunshine mix. Sunlight is reflected off of raindrops in the air, making the light we usually think of as “white” split into a gorgeous array of different colors. In this science activity the kids are going to create rainbows on paper that can be enjoyed year-round, rain or shine. If you love this activity you need to check out 100 Science Activities, the book that has inspired rainbow paper, witches’ brew, and many other activities from our Five Minute Science series! Materials: A bowl filled with waterClear nail polish Small pieces of black paper.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do. Hynessight: Using Google Sites for Registered Teacher Criteria. 10 Things Veteran Teachers Want First Year Teachers to Know. Photo credit:

10 Things Veteran Teachers Want First Year Teachers to Know

John Hattie on BBC Radio 4: "Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" “Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero”, says Professor John Hattie.

John Hattie on BBC Radio 4: "Homework in primary school has an effect of zero"

But what does really work in education, schools and classrooms around the world? Every week Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education, like Sugata Mitra, Sir Ken Robinson and the headmaster of Eton College Tony Little. In August John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne, was her guest at BBC Radio 4. Disappointed Idealist. My children are adopted.

Disappointed Idealist

They were adopted at the ages of three, four and six. As with nearly all children adopted in this country over the last couple of decades, this means that their early life experiences were pretty terrible. As each was born, their collective experience of life became more damaging, as their circumstances worsened. So the eldest is least affected as her first years were perhaps less difficult experiences, while the youngest is most affected, as her entire first two years of life were appalling. I’m not going to go into detail here about their specific early life experiences, but if you want to read up on the sort of effects which can result from serious neglect or abuse, then you could read this .

Why am I writing this ? Five Year Olds in the Classroom - Education Review Office. Five Year Olds in the Classroom The features of good classrooms are similar in all schools.

Five Year Olds in the Classroom - Education Review Office

Scholastic. 4 Things You Might Not Know About ADHD 1. ADHD rarely occurs alone. Approximately 20 to 30 percent of kids with ADHD also have depression. About one quarter exhibit anxiety, and still others learning disabilities. If ADHD treatment alone doesn’t seem to help, look for and address other possible issues. Pre-Writing Skills: Essential for Early Learners - Liz's Early Learning Spot. PLEASE NOTE: You can listen to this article in podcast format over here!

Pre-Writing Skills: Essential for Early Learners - Liz's Early Learning Spot

Most research on early writing has focused on lower primary-aged children which means studies on younger children (from 2-5 years) are a little thin. One of the causes of this was the long-held philosophy that very young children would learn what they needed by merely playing within a print-rich environment. Second Māori language learning app developed for beginners. Experts want 'outdated' Reading Recovery scrapped in favour of new programme. Last updated 05:00, February 14 2016 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Video will play in 5 secondsPlay Now!

Experts want 'outdated' Reading Recovery scrapped in favour of new programme

Stop Chris McKeen. 5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus. The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

The computational set expands to include bigger and bigger numbers, and at some point, fractions enter the picture, too. Education Review: New Zealand's Latest Education news on Teaching, Students, Schools, Learning, Collaboration, Special Education, Te Reo, Best Practice, Exchange Programmes, Leadership and Curriculum. Play-based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers February 2015 STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Education Review: New Zealand's Latest Education news on Teaching, Students, Schools, Learning, Collaboration, Special Education, Te Reo, Best Practice, Exchange Programmes, Leadership and Curriculum

Go inside any primary school classroom and look for the ‘play’. Growth Mindset resource and. Why do kids need to learn to struggle?

Growth Mindset resource and

As adults we all know the most rewarding experiences in life often involve significant struggle and sacrifice at some stage. Personally the greatest joys in my life have all come with some form of struggle… Being married. 6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can not only improve learning outcomes, but just might be the secret to providing personalized learning for every learner.

This content begs the question: why does one need alternatives to the established and entrenched Bloom’s? Because Bloom’s isn’t meant to be the alpha and the omega of framing instruction, learning, and assessment. So with apologies to Bloom (whose work we covered recently), we have gathered five alternatives to his legendary, world-beating taxonomy, from the TeachThought Simple Taxonomy, to work from Marzano to Fink, to the crew at Understanding by Design. New Zealand Registered Teacher Criteria – E portfolio. Newly qualified teachers in New Zealand are known as Beginning Teachers (BTs) or Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs).

Provisionally registered is the term used by the New Zealand Teachers Council, the professional and regulatory body for teachers in New Zealand, and refers to the teacher’s registration status. During the first two years in the teaching profession newly qualified teacher in New Zealand undertake a two-year long induction process into the teaching profession overseen by an experienced mentor teacher and the teacher’s professional leader. At the end of the induction process the PRT’s professional leader is required to use evidence to make a judgement as to whether the teacher has met each of the criteria in order to be confirmed as a fully registered teacher. Professional relationships and professional values Fully registered teachers engage in appropriate professional relationships and demonstrate commitment to professional values. Professional knowledge in practice. New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

The New Zealand Dyslexia Handbook. Maths and me. The Daily Cafe - The Daily Cafe. 15 FREE Daily 5 Resources. Great for grades 3-5 that will help your class be organized and ready! A Crucial Week: 10 very real teacher ailments and diseases. Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10 very real teacher ailments and diseases I can't understand why these aren't in medical journals! 1. Endoftermitis: This disease normally occurs at the end of term but sometimes afflicts teachers at half-term breaks too.

Symptoms vary but usually include exhaustion, shattered nerves and a common cold. 2. Schooling the World (2010) If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. NZ Assoc'n for Gifted Children. The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Google Drive For Teachers. The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Google Drive For Teachers First came cloud-based word processing in the form of Google Docs. With cloud-based word processing in education, teachers could remotely access student work, students (provided they had internet access and had a Google account) could retrieve their work from anywhere, and writers could collaborate in real-time with their peers to double-team the pain-staking work that is the writing process.

Then Google finally delivered on the long-rumored Google Drive, giving teachers and students the ability to store both documents and images, pdfs and presentations, video files, and more, turning Google into a cloud hard-drive of sorts. Further, the change to Google Drive brought with it access to apps to bolster what Google Drive could do. Pioneer School Programme. Virtual Learning Network. 4. Teaching as Inquiry - 2015 Master Appraisal Site. Effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on their students. At Pakuranga Heights School we are working towards embedding teaching as inquiry into our system wide practices in order to move towards teachers having many opportunities to inquire in order to view inquiry as a way of professional being. Teaching as inquiry has occurred the last two years when we come together as a team each term to evaluate student progress towards meeting our annual achievement targets, our performance goals for reading, writing and mathematics and in 2015 our teaching as inquiry professional learning circles that will occur twice per term.

The 2 Sisters. Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback. Evidence that supports Registered Teacher Criteria (MASTER copy to share) Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion.