QUICK Behaviour Management from the Classroom

A cup of tea after an hour of work. A biscuit after putting the baby down for a nap. A run when your partner returns home for the day. Rewards! They come in all shapes and sizes, but why are they essential for our children during isolation? In my last post, I reduced classroom motivatorsContinue reading “QUICK Behaviour Management from the Classroom”

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?!”

How Much is Enough?

Holidays have begun, but little clarity remains as to whether schools will re-open for Term 2. As proactive parents let’s begin building our teaching toolbox early to support online learning, as we could be implementing in less than 2 weeks. Our spaces are now set up for success, but how much learning is enough? “HowContinue reading “How Much is Enough?”

Setting Up For Success

Classrooms are wonderful places. Pots of pencils on every table, tubs with personalised workbooks and plenty of space for learning displays. Homes however differ, temptations everywhere, washing to be done and limited space to devote to a study zone. Learning and teaching at home is the ultimate challenge. So lets knuckle down on one pieceContinue reading “Setting Up For Success”