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Quote Social Media Graphic - 27. Barbara Colorose

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – Flipping that ‘problem child’ idea on it’s head

Perspective is always really important. Looking at the importance of our job and treating it with the respect that it should have is vital for students to be impacted in positive ways. If we don’t realise this we can miss out on the potential that we have to transform lives through our words and our…

EMG Tip if the week - 15. Enjoyment Matters

Education Matters Group – Tip of The Week 2019/20 – Enjoyment Matters

Successful teachers enjoy their work   It is easy to spot a teacher who loves their work. They seem to emanate contagious energy. Even if it on a subject like advanced calculus, the subject comes alive. If you don’t love your work or your subject, it will come through in your teaching. Try to figure…

Quote Social Media Graphic - 26. Rita Pierson

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – The raw power of being a teacher

The power of words are really quite evident in teaching. The small bits of encouragement, the epic moments that define turning points. Ask every person and they will be able to name one teacher that sat above the rest for them. They will possibly be able to name the one on the other side of…

Quote Social Media Graphic -19. Joyce Meyer

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – The recipe for a good lesson

  There are times in lessons that we need to direct children and there are times when we need to give them a challenge or a chance to explore themselves. Joyce Meyer was on the money with this particular quote. With the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, students are modelling the skills or processes needed…

EMG Tip if the week - 14. Community Matters

Education Matters Group – Tip of the Week 2019/20 – Community Matters

Collaboration between parents and teachers is absolutely crucial to a student’s success. Create an open path of communication so parents can come to you with concerns and you can do the same. When a teacher and parents present a united front, there is a lower chance that your student will fall through the cracks. Behaviour…

Quote Social Media Graphic - 18. Anne Frank

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – Lessons in life from a 16 year old

Anne Frank’s story was one that was well documented in history. The diary that she wrote her story in was given to her as a 13th birthday present. Here she documented the next 2 years of her life, living in hiding whilst the Netherlands was under Nazi occupation. She wrote 2 diaries and after hearing…

EMG Tip if the week - 13. Reflection Matters

Education Matters Group – Tip of the Week 2019/20 – Reflection Matters

Successful teachers are reflective In order to avoid becoming the stuck and stubborn teacher, successful educators take time to reflect on their methods, their delivery, and the way they connect with their students. Reflection is necessary to uncover those weaknesses that can be strengthened with a bit of resolve and understanding. Reflection should also be…

Quote Social Media Graphic - 17. Lily Tomlin

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – Learning doesn’t finish when the bell rings

Looking at this quote, the importance of teaching extends well beyond the classroom. One of the biggest arguments against standardised testing and national testing is they don’t necessarily assess the skills and learning children have picked up for life. There is such a thing as being smart in other areas – not just in linguistics…

EMG Tip if the week 12. Consistency Matters

Education Matters Group – Tip of the Week 2019/20 – Consistency Matters

Successful teachers are consistent. Consistency is not to be confused with “stuck.” Consistency means that you do what you say you will do, you don’t change your rules based on your mood, and your students can rely on you when they are in need. Teachers who are stuck in their outdated methods may boast consistency,…

Quote Social Media Graphic - 16. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Quote of the Week 2019/20 – There’s no competition in the classroom

Looking at this quote I’m not sure that I totally agree with this statement. We are faced with a competitive world and we need to teach our children how to navigate through this, giving them experiences to be tested and stretched. But this should also occur within reason. Constant defeat to a child can do…