Tag Archives: #ScotEdChat

The Story of Me – increasing vocabulary recognition.⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I am a primary school class teacher, based in Scotland. I teach Primary 2 (age 6 -7 years). I designed the Story of Me project to promote recall of vocabulary. It was inspired by an article I read recently by Turk et Al (2015) which found that children were more likely to recall target vocabulary if it […]

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, […]

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 […]

ICT and Languages Conference 2016 #ililc6⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

  It was not without a little trepidation that I headed to Dorking from Glasgow for my first #ililc event hosted by @joedale and @helenmyers at Ashcombe School Language College, sponsored by Sanako making it a free event for the first time, hence why I made the effort. Would my two tablets and smartphone connect, download […]

Developing the Young Workforce – Career Management Skills: One Primary School’s Approach⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The labour market is constantly changing. Many of the children in our classrooms will move into jobs that do not yet exist. A 21st Century Teacher’s job cannot only consist of turning on the tap of knowledge in the hope that our learners will be equipped for the future. In 2014 the Commission for Developing Scotland’s […]

Wellbeing 15-16 #teacher5adaySlowChat #ScotEdChat⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I have been following the teacher slow-chat wellbeing posts this week with great interest and decided to have a go at a 15-16 wellbeing post myself. I am not good at looking after myself. I never have been. I am not sure when I became addicted to pushing myself; I think that it hit somewhere […]

Putting the ‘character’ in 140 characters: my first ScotEdChat⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Last night I hosted my first #ScotEdChat on Twitter. It is the third chat so far having accidentally started the ball rolling a few weeks ago. The first chat happened on 5th November hosted by @MrsPert1, the second on 12th hosted by @athole. Next week the host will be @DrewBurrett. Having started with basically zero followers, […]

How we could reform assessment and certification⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

[Originally published on stuckwithphysics.co.uk on 5th November 2015] In my recent post ‘Why we need to reform assessment‘, I outlined a number of issues which give me concern over the assessment of SQA National 3-5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses, introduced as part of the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. Whilst there may be many […]

Dyslexia Scotland – teachers welcome!⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The theme of Dyslexia Awareness Week this year is ‘Making Sense of Dyslexia’, chosen to fit in with Education Scotland’s 2014 report ‘Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People in Scotland’. Lots of people think that we just work with children and adults with dyslexia and parents but that’s not so. Earlier this month, […]