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Week 4 & 5: Almost there…

It feels like yesterday since I wrote my last blog. Back then, I was halfway through my practicum. Today, my last week has officially started. The time has flown by so quickly and without any internet access at home, my blogging has not been that up to date.  Continue reading “Week 4 & 5: Almost there…”

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1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities, 1.6. Strategies to support full participation of students with disability, 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area, 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies, 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs, 3.4 Select and use resources, Book Review

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

As a kid, I have devoured the Harry Potter books. Not only have I read them all in English, but also in my mother tongue, Dutch. Ever since my year 5 teacher read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to us, I was a fan. I can see myself using the Harry Potter books in my classroom for many reasons and in different year groups.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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Change the Classroom

How often have you asked yourself in class, what am I going to use this for? Indeed, just like every other student, we are asking ourselves constantly why am I learning this. Who cares if I don’t know how to use Pythagoras when I want to become a writer? Who cares that I don’t know how to spell when we have autocorrect?  Continue reading “Change the Classroom”

Book Review

Review: The BFG

When my tutor told me that The BFG by Roald Dahl is an often read book in Year 7, I was a bit sceptic. I cannot remember reading the book myself, which means that at one point my parents must have read it to me. I thought: ‘How is it possible that high school students still read such a childish book?’ Continue reading “Review: The BFG”

1.2 Understand how students learn, 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities, General

Settling in

The first week of a new year is always hectic. The second week, on the other hand, is always more relaxing. Somehow, professors understand that we cannot read 10 articles per subject so they have already cut down our workload. All the stress of the first week disappears and we really start to get into the nitty-gritty.  Continue reading “Settling in”