Category Archives: learning support

Exploring exponents

Today, my year 5 maths group heads off with me, chatting happily along the way.  We have been asked to explore exponents.  The children are in a different space to where they usually learn, the mix of children is different … Continue reading

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Learners sharing experiences and knowledge

With his Zine finally published, B has secured the places where he wants to display his product. It sits proudly in the reception areas of our school, so that it may be seen by visitors. It is his snap shot … Continue reading

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Reflective honesty

A and two friends (Year 6 learners)  join me to think about themselves as learners. Their goal is to write report reflections for their final primary school reports. We look at the learner profile  and consider what they have achieved and … Continue reading

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Engaging all learners …

Observing the world, reading and viewing gives one  great opportunites to ask questions; reflect on one’s own practice and try to make meaningful, practical suggestions.    How do we get all learners to be engaged, feel involved and show them … Continue reading

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Who’s listening? Who’s talking?

The much discussed concept of learners identifying problems – not only solutions is at the forefront of mind today. There is much talk around teachers who talk too much. We know this is real. We know we all do it. … Continue reading

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The power of time …

The Zine I have been part of creating with one of my  Year 5 learners is making progress. I only have the pleasure of connecting with B once a week – for around 30 minutes. Every week, for the past … Continue reading

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Creating inclusive classrooms: Access for all students in the PYP

I always consider myself a learner, and sitting in PD for two days reminds me what many learners go through daily … The highs, the challenges, the need to move around, the need to construct meaning and my need to … Continue reading

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