21 Feb is International Mother Language Day – a opportunity for educators to recognise, honour, and advance the inclusion of Mother Languages in their school community. Bruce Pascoe and First Languages Australia are here to guide your journey to recognising the importance of Aboriginal and Indigenous languages, and a few simple ways to incorporate them into your classroom, regardless of year level or subject, today!
Everyone likes to feel that they are in control, and your students are certainly no different. Here’s one simple technique to avoid the need for control turning into a conflict within your classroom.
Here we are again with that unsolicited advice! Hopefully last time our Actually Useful Advice was just that – actually useful. Because I know how much you all hate unsolicited advice. Particularly when you think everything is actually going fine….
Unsolicited advice time! When was the last time someone gave you some advice, solicited or not. Probably today, or yesterday. It happen SO OFTEN without anyone being conciously aware they’re doing it. Unfortunately, quite often that advice is utterly useless….
Ever *really* notice how many instructions you give to your kids each day?
Teaching is a tough gig. I know that, you know that, maybe now some of the parents out there also know that *cough* remote learning *cough*.
So what do you need to have handy to help you survive this insane, incredible, and downright joyous job?
2019 was my first year as both a teacher and a parent. What a year it was!
We all know that having a positive relationship with your students is a cornerstone to a great educational paradigm for everyone involved. But it’s easier said than done.