Tag Archives: Involving Pupils

Children’s Library Club⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

“Children can only aspire to what they know exists.” Glasgow Children’s University, 2016 This statement illustrates the philosophy behind the Children’s Library club, offered to pupils of St Mungo’s Primary School every Wednesday from 3 o’clock, with students from the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde having full responsibility for planning, organising and […]

Reciprocal Teaching⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Recently to colleagues taught me all about Reciprocal Teaching as a way of encouraging literacy in the classroom. Each member of a group is given a different role, Predictor, Clarifier, Summariser or Questioner. All group members are given a piece of text to read, with each of them looking at a different role within this, […]

The Zone of Relevance…explained.⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

On a Friday afternoon I often share teaching resources on Twitter, like many other teachers do, using the hashtag #PedagooFriday. The Zone of Relevance resource generated a lot of interest. I was contacted by teachers asking for further explanation and asking questions, which is understandable as 140 characters can be very limited! The Zone of […]

Bringing Children’s Rights into the Classroom [Scotland only]⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Are you looking for a way to incorporate Getting it Right for Every Child into your Classroom? Let’s face it, it can be a puzzle incorporating the rights and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into your classroom practice. Child Rights Launchpad by Unicef UK aims to help you do […]

Interpersonal Small Group Mediation⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The purpose of this guide is to support teachers/tutors in resolving conflicts within Learning Sets through Interpersonal Small Group Mediation strategies.  As I have expressed in a number of articles on my site collaborativegrouplearning.com, Learning Sets are dynamic group structures designed to engineer and facilitate both effective socialised-learning and social relationships. The three principles of: […]

Nursery to P1 transition process⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

“The current interpretation defines education transition as the change children make from one place, stage, style or subject over time. For children, educational transitions are characterised by the intense and accelerated developmental demands that they encounter as they move from one learning and teaching setting to another.” (Moyles, 2008, p229). Transition is an exciting time […]

Join Me⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

As mentioned in my previous post, I am one of our school’s digital leaders and super excited about all things technological, especially if they enhance the learning. Sadly, I have seen ICT being used one too many times in a way that seems like a ‘bolt on’ to the lesson, simply because it’s there or […]

Blendspace⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

As one of our digital leaders at school, responsible for raising our digital prowess and use of technology to enhance learning (rather than just a bolt on), I am often asked what are my most recommended apps/tools to use in the classroom. I am by no means an expert – in fact, quite late to […]

Visual Hexagons⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I am an unashamed admirer of hexagons in the classroom. Hexagon activities (which can be found on my blog – www.jivespin.wordpress.com) promote deeper and independent thinking on any topic as well as focus on different elements when answering a specific, exam focused question. They encourage students to make links between different elements of a topic […]