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Top 5 Stretching Activities

The following five stretching education breaks have huge potential for teachers and parents to use with their children. Children will be able to relieve stress and relax before, after or during work. If children are restless or feeling stressed about upcoming tests, or need to calm down to focus on work, take them through some of these stretches to get […]

Literacy Apps for Teachers & Parents

Once I started looking through the amazing apps I have used for literacy, I couldn’t stop writing reviews and that’s why this list is so large. The following 15 apps are amazing. I have tried to include a huge range of apps that will help teachers, students and parents. The best thing for parents and teachers is to simply try […]

Teacher Shake

This is the ultimate resource for classroom teachers. Inside the Teacher Shake App you will find over 100 lesson starters, and 35 debrief and reflection activities to conclude your lessons. A majority of the lesson starters will last between five to ten minutes, the perfect amount of time to have students focused after recess or lunch or at the start […]

Top 5 Breathing Exercises

The five breathing activities below have been designed for relaxing students before or after a test, or if they have just come in from outside and are in need of refocusing before starting their next learning activity. These breathing activities have been designed to help and improve students’ focus in all areas of the schooling day. I would describe these […]

Top 5 Literacy Lesson Starters

These activities and games require minimal resources and are extremely fun and easy to play. The games can be used at the start, middle or end of a lesson. The students will often learn more and be more engaged due to the fun and competitive nature of these literacy activities. As the name states I feel these education breaks work […]

Top 10 Games and Activities for Lower Elementary & Primary School Students

I recently put a post out on twitter asking teachers and educators, what activities they would like more of. As my blog is all about providing teachers will quality resources that they can use with their students, I have put together a rather large list today for lower elementary and primary school students. The list of ten activities has worked […]

Storage, Time Management and Reflection Apps

The following nine apps need little introduction. They are amazing resources that I am sure most teachers are using on their devices daily. Using these apps has become second nature to me and I would be lost without them. They have made so many aspects of my day easier and more efficient. Hopefully they will have the same effect for […]

Top 5 Class Energy Breaks

The following five education breaks are movements that the class can do together. They work on teamwork, coordination and concentration, which is perfect for increasing focus and energy levels. These controlled movements are not only fantastic for developing coordination and brain control, but they will also improve class morale and confidence. If you would like these movements as PDF please […]

Student Engagement Starts With I

Student engagement is what us educators strive for each day. We try and plan and deliver the perfect lessons so maximum learning and enjoyment is achieved. This doesn’t always turn out how we plan for it though, and there are a number of reasons why. We have come up with a couple of strategies and ideas to increase engagement, so […]

Top Physical Debrief & Reflection Activities

Debriefing and reflecting on an experience is an opportunity to identify what students have learned about themselves and others. The technique of debriefing is extremely beneficial for students following the completion of a lesson. A structured reflection helps students to: • Think about what they accomplished and learned during a lesson • Consider ways that the experience could be adjusted […]