Activating Prior Knowledge, also referred to as making connections, as a reading comprehension strategy encompasses two main ideas, it is the the enabling of students to access the relevant information they have already learnt, and to be able to identify if that information is absent and use strategies to learn it.
Another crucial task for reading comprehension is determining importance. Often, inferencing, summarizing and determining importance strategies can go hand in hand. Every detail in a story is not important. This is especially true when reading fiction like mysteries and suspense stories.
Not sure the last 6 month field test of online learning gave us the answers we were looking for, it certainly raised a lot of questions though.
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented upheaval across the world. Life as we know it has been brought to its knees as we scramble to find ways of restoring normality. While lockdown restrictions are easing up globally, there is no telling the full extent that the virus has had on the economy
emember seeing this on an old ( very old) English TV show called Why Don’t You, when i was a kid and running off to my mum sewing kit to try to take her needles. I tried to explain it to her that if ever we were lost i was learning how to save us. Luckily she let me go.
Using AR ( Augmented Reality) in the classroom can be an awesome experience. There are AR books, Apps, websites and ideas all designed for students, schools and classrooms. Here we show you some of the best!
Useful, simple, easy and fun. This Chromatography experiement is suitable for all ages. I have run it with 7 year old ESL students and it is a great way to spend a lesson. Free resources included!
At times we all need something to get us through the day, as teachers that tends to happen when the coffee machine has broken down. Try these quotes in case of such an emergency! We all need to energize ourselves from time to time, so take a moment to read these quotes from some of…
As the School year (or years) progresses, as the work starts to pile up, as summer starts to seem like a lifetime ago we all get tired. Teachers are not quite yet super human, despite most of us trying our best to aim for that. I have gathered a selection of advice from better educators than me, that might help to put that spring back in your step