Classroom Pets

I have always had a classroom pet, of some description, while teaching students. Why? I personally feel that it teaches students a degree of responsibility and life skills that are important for them to have…

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The Writer Within

Encouraging students to write well is occasionally difficult. The first time that someone puts pen to paper they are convinced it is the most fantastic piece of writing ever created…and then they learn to be…

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Fire: Teaching Ideas

Book Week 2015 Fire by Jackie French is shortlisted by CBCA for the Picture Book of the Year. This fictional book and a follow-up to her book Flood. This is a powerful story of the…

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