This year's CBCA Book Week had the theme Find Your Treasure. At Our Lady of the Way, our Library was decked out pirate style, including treasure maps, a treasure chest and an interactive model ship. For our Italian lessons, this prompted an opportunity to spark the students' intrinsic motivation. So how can teachers spark their … Continue reading Ahoy There Me Hearties!
It's the end of our first term of 2018 already! Term 1 is always a time for getting to know new students and considering the best ways to transition each cohort and support their learning. At the beginning of the year, I wondered what I could do to help students with ASD, anxiety, or … Continue reading Learning Gems Uncovered
When I attended the annual ECTA (Early Childhood Teacher’s Association) Conference on the 24th June 2017, I listened with much interest to the Keynote speaker: Professor Pieter Roussow as he presented his address on “Building brain capacity – the implications of the new paradigm in neuro-science.” Later, that day, I attended his workshop: “The neuro-science … Continue reading “Learning should be fun!”: Lessons From The ECTA Conference 2017