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10 Children’s Books For Teaching Persuasive Writing

Are you looking for some engaging children’s books for teaching persuasive writing? Logic-based with some emotions thrown in, persuasive writing is a skill that will serve young writers throughout elementary school, high school, and well beyond — whether they are looking to become writers or just need to write a report at work. And there’s…

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How to Stop Losing Your Voice as a Teacher

Hands up if you’ve lost your voice as a teacher? After a fun day, an event rehearsal, playground duty, or even just a regular day in class? You’re not alone! Research shows that teachers are three to five times more likely to experience voice problems than the general population and four times more likely to…

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5 Tips to Freshen Up a Stinky Classroom

It’s probably not a shock to you that the year I was teaching a class of fifth graders, my classroom turned seriously rank. The hot days were not my friend, especially on gym days! Sweaty kids, combined with an old, musty carpet sometimes left me gasping for air and reaching for the window latch (even…

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Stop. Laugh. Report Card Writing Memes

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re right in the thick of report comment writing season. This means that teachers are working harder than ever to keep on top of their daily tasks AND get report comments written in time for their school deadlines too! To provide you with a little brain break (teacher style), here’s…

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Consent, body safety and the rights of the child

Many hands over each other as a symbol of cohesion In the past, the word consent has not been commonly associated with young children or the early childhood education sector more broadly. Dictionary definitions of consent emphasise giving permission for something to happen—in other words empowering children to understand their own rights in regard to…

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Infinity Cube Origami Instructions

Ok, so don’t be completely freaked out by this origami infinity cube project. And, when I say project, I mean it may take a little longer than other origami items you have previously given to your kids. In this post, I’ll show exactly how to make an origami infinity cube, including a video and step-by-step…