How and why we let our students create their own timetables

Student agency should be a major focus in a future-focused classroom. With this thought firmly behind our planning, we (myself and the two teachers in our collaborative teaching space) created a system that allows students to create their own timetables each week. We believe that by allowing students to do this, we are not only encouraging self-management,…

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Fostering a learning triangle through technology

I believe that wherever possible, teachers need to involve parents in the learning process with their children. Research shows that parent involvement can improve students’ behavior, attendance, and achievement. Therefore, teachers should be trying to create a triangle between themselves, the student and the parent(s), where the teaching and learning is open and transparent. If…

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Great Maths App – PhotoMath

Recently I discovered the app PhotoMath. It was described as the following on the app store: “PhotoMath is the world’s smartest camera calculator! Just point your camera to a Math problem, and PhotoMath will instantly display the answer. Join millions of users worldwide and make your learning progress faster and more enjoyable. Use it to…

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