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Floor books in primary education

Floor books in primary education If you have been to a conference or course where I’ve been speaking, you may have heard me referring to “The Peoples’ Independent Republic of Early Years”, hopefully before you nodded off or sneaked out early to deal with an ‘emergency’ back at school. It’s... View Article

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What is Metacognition?

What is metacognition and what is the significance of metacognition in primary schools? Metacognition refers to higher order thinking, which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning. Activities such as……: Planning how to approach a given learning task; Monitoring our comprehension of the task, and Evaluating progress toward... View Article

Tips for NQTs – Parent consultation

Tips for NQTs – Parent Consultation Most NQTs are understandably nervous about the prospect of their first parent consultation evening alone as ‘the’ teacher. Many trainees get the opportunity to sit in on parent consultations during a school placement. The chances are that you will be exhausted after your parent... View Article

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My First Day as an NQT

My First Day as an NQT Right, first day of the job. Finally, I’m actually a teacher.  Nervous, bit nervous. Very nervous actually. I wish this traffic would hurry up. What’s the time? Left half an hour early because of the roadworks but this is ridiculous. Can’t be late on... View Article

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