Cultural Responsiveness
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Cultural Responsiveness

All learners in our care have the right to experience success in our schools. All learners have the capacity to learn. Being culturally responsive means that, in classrooms made up of many different cultures, we must be aware of students’ prior knowledge and experiences and adapt how we deliver our learning and how we expect … Continue reading

A contemporary issue
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A contemporary issue

An issue in education which is at the forefront of my own practice and has been since 2012 after reading Bolstad, Gilbert, McDowall, Bull, Boyd, & Hipkins (2012) is that of student-centered learning. Although student-centered learning is a natural part of the way I carry out my own classroom practice at the Intermediate level, I am wondering … Continue reading

After Week 1
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After Week 1

What a week! I will admit I was VERY anxious going into our ILE this year. The risk we all have taken to de-privatise our practice, work alongside and in consultation with another teacher everyday with 60 children in front of us is huge; especially for myself after working from a single-cell classroom (on my … Continue reading