How to Tech Like A Legend

How to Tech Like a Legend - We love learning like this! How often do you hear this from your kids? This was the exact response we received when we asked about the new way we approached covering the 'basic' learning this term, but why the change?

10 Qualities of Great Teachers

What makes a great teacher could easily be a list of characteristics that look similar to what makes a good person - a sense of humour, the ability to feel like you're actually being listened to, flexibility, and consistency of personality and approach. With this in mind, this is a question that has driven educational researchers and the concepts lie at the core of ...

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How to use the ripple effect to enact positive change in the classroom

If you ask a student to mimic a teacher, chances are they will stand, point and yell at their hypothetical student, scary! It's not too late to help break the cycle by using this voice-saving, stress-preventing teaching strategy that people have been using for centuries ... use the 'Grandmother Method for learning'. This strategy uses encouragement & acknowledgement and just works because ...

Granted Education Gamify

Gamify your lesson in 3 easy steps

Everyone loves to play games whether you're big, small, old or young. With that in mind, whatever you are teaching, it's worth asking yourself "can this be made into a game"? "Hell yes!" should be the resounding answer and there is a plethora of research out there to back this up! Here are just a few:

Granted Education - Music in the classroom

Music in the classroom

Students often talk & disrupt just to break the silence in the room. An awesome teaching strategy is to acknowledge the silence so YOU take charge. Play background music & explicitly tell the kids that it's on to take out the silence & help them work. This is not rocket science - if you want them to chill out, play chilled out music, alternatively, if you want them active & in group work, play some faster tempo music. As with anything, let them know that if ...

Granted Education - Wild

How to deal with a wild classroom

How to deal with a wild classroom - Peel the kids off the walls and start with a game! Try starting the lesson with a competition like Left Vs Right. Let them play for 'free time' (time to pack their books in their bag & leave exactly on the bell/play a game/listen to music). Boys in particular love competition! Here's how it works (and it really does!):