Keeping the child at the centre of learning

Five years ago, I was teaching a Year 2 class in New Zealand. One of my students was a quiet, polite six-year-old boy. Early reading assessment indicated that his alphabet knowledge was limited to the first sound in his name. It was a J, which is the letter I will use to refer to him.

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The importance of the classroom environment

The moment a teacher walks into their new classroom for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Bare walls, blank notice boards. “How am I going to use this space to help inspire learners and support them on this academic journey?” Most teachers will have heard of Twinkl. A one stop shop for displays and

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Stay Positive

Positive thinking is when we practice positivity in everything in our minds, so that we can get through anything. Scientists have proved that positivity improves your physical and mental health, as well as your relationships.  Positivity is a characteristic that everyone should embrace in all life aspects. It’s when you look at things with a

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Friends are like shiny stars

I’m sure whenever you read my writings it eventually will remind you of your best friend. Friendship is an amazing relationship in human life, it builds on respect, affection and honesty. It’s a positive relationship that works like a treasure, meaning it is precious only to who have a friend support him/her in their entire

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Health and Safety – Coronavirus

The Corona Virus has caused a major upheaval to the world. There has been a great deal of fear and panic around what is happening. Some of the responses such as the panic purchase of toilet paper in Australia are irrational. Health authorities in Bahrain and most countries are working overtime to ensure that everyone

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