How Do Teachers Create Success Criteria?

We interupt the Sunday Sizzle due to parents request! We have almost finished unpacking Success Criteria (SC), but a little DM popped up on Instagram late one night… “Miss Donald, I get the Success Criteria. My child gets it too, but where do the teachers get them from?” 11:07pm The cogs in my mind startedContinue reading “How Do Teachers Create Success Criteria?”

What are Learning Intentions?

Letting a Preppie loose with a pair of scissors will yield three Preps with fancy new hair-dos. Think short, jagged and uneven bangs. Which has me mentally labeling the scissors pot in a Prep classroom as a ‘DANGER Zone.’ Far more dangerous though is the cognitive ‘Danger Zone.’ A learner staring out the window becauseContinue reading “What are Learning Intentions?”

Sunday SIZZLE

A summary of the week that was… Before jumping into decoding Learning Intentions and Success Criteria next week, I thought it best to pause and reflect on our week of MOTIVATION. Welcome to the Jungle – A short piece for those returning to Distance Learning. We summarised what we learnt from our last isolation experience.Continue reading “Sunday SIZZLE”

Remote Learning Motivation

And…we are back. It’s been a week since diving into Distance Learning Take 2. This piece aims to serve as a kick-starter, to shift us from the “I have no idea what I’m doing” parent to the “I can do this” parent educator. It’s here to prompt your thinking on ‘motivation in learning’ as IContinue reading “Remote Learning Motivation”

How Do I Get Them to WORK?!

There are ripples across the community this week as we learn that Term Two learning will begin remotely. A challenge for every family that will look different household to household. Every little piece of this teaching puzzle will help with home education; so let’s start with my most useful teaching tool. As I scroll throughContinue reading “How Do I Get Them to WORK?!”