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Something a bit different

22 Jan

ZERO TO HERO: Try out a new element


This task for the Zero to Hero challenge requires me to try a different way of including content within a post.  I sometimes do photos (blurring student faces to abide by privacy policies), and I’m not feeling brave enough to try a video just yet – maybe later on this year 🙂 So I thought I would introduce you (or reacquaint you) to Pinterest – one of the most exciting and accessible (not to mention fun) resources for all things teaching – and everything else too.

Have you joined Pinterest? You should!

Check out my profile and make sure you have a look at the people that I follow – there are lots of wonderful teachers and blogs out there 🙂

For some suggestions of how you could use Pinterest to engage your students in your classroom head over to elearningindustry.


Classroom Setup

7 Jan

I am sure many of you can relate to the feelings of anticipation as we wait for our first year of teaching to begin and contemplate what it is we need for our classroom for day 1.  For me, lots of reading is being done as I try to get my head around the programs (such as The Daily 5) that my school uses.  Uni feels like it was a very long time ago and I want to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything 🙂

In addition to reading, making templates and organising resources I have begun printing, laminating and gluing like a crazy lady so that my classroom will have some colour when school begins.   I thought it might be helpful to share with you some of the classroom displays and posters that I have found to brighten things up (as well as act as prompts for myself and my students as we get into the swing of things).

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I would love for you to share the resources that you have found/made for your own classrooms – please make sure you credit the source.  Feel free to share photos/ideas/resources on the Teacher On Training Wheels facebook page or in the comments section of this post.

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