Whole Child Development Is Undervalued The question is how to make such an approach both systemic and sustainable. Whole Person Socio-emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive capacities are deeply intertwined and equally important in ensuring a child's wellbeing, learning, and growth. 10 Picture Books for High School English Class Even the “big kids” like a good ol’ read-aloud every once in a while, so you might be surprised to see how engaged (and interested!) your high schoolers become when you use one of these picture books for high school English class this year. It’s all about mixing things up and keeping things fresh when you’re teaching. So check out a fellow elementary school teacher’s bookshelf (or visit the public library) for these titles. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
Paper Roll Animals Get crafty with paper towel/toilet paper rolls and make some adorable animals! Just add scissors, paint, googly eyes, and hot glue. This is the perfect boredom buster for a rainy day! (Or a hot one – where we live, summer is not an outside season!) How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks What makes illustrated storybooks such a good resource for teaching young learners of English? The British Council’s Gail Ellis, co-author of a storytelling handbook for primary English language teachers, explains. Listen to an interview with Gail in our podcast and register for her webinar taking place on Thursday, 2 October.
Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading at home and Phonics made easy pages. For information about our range of levelled books for schools, visit our Oxford Reading Tree page or explore our Read with Oxford pages to learn about our range of books designed to support reading practice at home. All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading.
Days of the Week Song Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with our latest videos! Language Focus Other songs about: time/calendar The days of the week! Days Of The Week Lyrics and Actions ♫ Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday (Repeat) ♫ How can parents and teachers best educate young children? What principles can both teachers and parents bring to the education of very young children? Gillian Craig, who was part of the Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy writing team, explains. As teachers and parents, we follow certain principles in our roles. Often though, these principles overlap and all we need to do is recognise and reinforce these areas. Schemas in Children’s Play - N a t u r e P l a y Written by Clare CaroSchemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them.What are these schemas?Well it’s really a fancy word for the urges that children have to do things like climb, throw things and hide in small places. They appear through play; perhaps it is the way they choose to do things, or what they desperately need to do out of the blue!
I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers' Irrational Behavior Pin It Amelia, told that she can’t have a fifth book before bedtime, shouts: “You are the meanest mommy! You are not invited to my birthday party!” Derek, when offered a choice between carrots and cheese, not ice cream, before dinner announces: “I don’t like the choices you are choicing me!” Alex hurls a bowl of his favorite cereal off the table and screams, “I said the red bowl, not the blue bowl!” If any of these exclamations sounds familiar, you are not alone. Does my toddler have a short attention span because she won’t sit still for a story? A: It is perfectly normal for toddlers to not sit still very long—period. Most don’t like to stay in one place for long now that they can explore in so many new ways—by running, jumping, and climbing. So, an adult’s idea of snuggling on the couch to hear a story may not be the same idea a toddler has for story-time.
Video lessons In this video we will be showing you why we like How It Should Have Ended For Kids. We're focusing on two playlists: Silly Songs and Fixed Fairy Tales, with some practical ideas about how we use them in teaching young learners. Here's a link to an interactive video quiz at our site for one of the videos from the channel, and here's a link to the channel itself.
Teaching English to learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) – Myths and realities ‘I know I have children with special educational needs in my class, I want to help them and we are supposed to promote inclusion, but I really am not sure how to do this’ Vera, primary teacher from Spain ‘Some of the children in my class are really badly behaved, they can’t sit still, don’t finish their work and are always calling out.