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Teaching Strategy | What is Multiplication?

When students are taught multiplication, it’s often taught by showing them the multiplication table and asking them to read it aloud, and then repeat it many times, until they remember it, “by heart”. But what does multiplication mean? Does saying “Two times six is twelve” mean something to the child? (more…)

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MIMonday | Best Class of the Month

Welcome to MI Monday I Identifying students’ improvement areas, and providing them structured guidance can drastically accelerate their learning outcomes. However, it is often hard for teachers to keep track of individual children needs. Today’s micro-innovation suggests a way in which students progress can be tracked systematically to provide them personalised guidance (more…)

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MI Monday | Three Steps of Teaching Literacy

It is widely acknowledged that literacy is an essential life skill and that well-developed literacy skills improve students’ life chances.Research has indicated that peer feedback improves the process and product of students’ English writing.  Today’s micro-innovation describes how Ruby, a grade three teacher, encourages her students to follow three easy (more…)

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MI Monday | Careful use of space in school

There is growing evidence of a correlation between the adequacy of a school facility and student behavior and performance. Almost all of the studies conducted over the past three decades, including two have found a statistically significant relationship between the condition of a school, or classroom, and student achievement. In (more…)

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Classroom Management |Staying Positive

Every morning we enter our classrooms and set the tone for the day. Our attitude and demeanor will turn a bad day into a good one and a good day into a great one for each and every student in our class. Having strong classroom management skills is essential to (more…)

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Article | Are You Being Fair?

An interesting article for teachers. Perhaps this weekend could be a good time to reflect on fairness – do we always know if we are being fair in class? Babad, who in the late 80s studied the teacher’s pet phenomenon, says problems arise in the classroom when educators’ non-verbal behaviors, (more…)

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MI Monday | Written Test for Recruiting Teachers

In the face of a growing school-age population, schools and management are struggling to maintain teaching standards while recruiting bright new teachers and retaining their most-effective ones. Today’s micro-innovation describes an idea used by a head teacher, to recruit the best teachers in most effective way in a budget school. (more…)

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MI Monday | Filming Teachers For Professional Development

Evaluating teacher’s own teaching is a way to identify the strong aspects of their practice, as well as their weaknesses. Studies have yielded few reports oriented specifically to the utilization of videotape recording for the self-improvement of teachers in the classroom. Today’s micro-innovation describes an idea used by a headteacher, (more…)

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MI Monday | Case Studies for Teacher Development

A child’s disruptive behaviors can detract from a child’s ability to thrive in the classroom. Research has proved that if teachers can start to understand student’s culture better, a partnership can be formed between school and the home with parents. In this context, today’s micro-innovation describes an idea used by (more…)

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MI Monday | In -school professional development

Welcome to MI Monday I Week #17 To really get the most out of the teaching profession, three things are required: recruiting great people to become teachers; providing high quality training and continuous professional development; and ensuring teachers feel accountable for student learning above all else. Recent reports show that as many (more…)