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Archive for May 2017

  • Practicing mindfulness at school

    Do you have students that have difficulty focusing on given tasks, that exhibit signs of anxiety or depression, or have difficulty regulating their emotions? While these students stand out in our mind, all students need to develop mindfulness and coping strategies to self-regulate their thoughts and actions, regardless of the severity or diagnosis of a […]


  • Free problem-solving activities

    To get students involved and excited about problem-solving, whether they are already adept at maths or need a little more encouragement, this week’s Freebie Friday consists of a selection of problem-solving cards from our upcoming Problem-solving strategies and skills boxes. The cards cover the three strands of mathematics and promote appropriate problem-solving processes and strategies. […]


  • Exciting aids to develop English skills

    How excited are the students in your class when you tell them you are going to read them a story? Quietness reigns and the children ‘soak up’ literacy information in a fun way that belies the fact that they are learning literacy skills. Games, songs, poems and action rhymes, partner and group work, and motivating […]


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  • Mind movies and comprehension

    One would assume that children naturally create images in their mind when reading a story, but this is not always the case. Visualization or creating ‘mind movies’ is a strategy that deserves to be taught explicitly. Research has indicated that good readers picture what is happening while they are reading, which leads to a better […]


  • The importance of stories

    Oral storytelling is, and has been, a major communication tool across many cultures for centuries. With the introduction of writing tools, people began writing their stories for others to read and enjoy. But why do so many students become anxious about having to speak, read or share writing in front of their peers? And, why do they have such difficulty speaking, reading and writing with purpose? While each mode of communication requires slightly different skills, there are many transferrable skills that will lighten the demands on the student's brain and allow them to focus on the task at hand.