Part of creating bully-free, safe and positive learning environments has a lot to do with teaching kindness. Here’s a list of lessons and activities that will promote kindness in your classroom.
CSI Private Eye is a series of fascinating true stories that students interact with like a video game, but gets them reading, writing and problem-solving along the way. Find out why it’s the ultimate digital resource for your classroom.
Visualising is the reading strategy that helps your students create a picture in their head of what they’re reading, almost as if your students are making videos or movies in their heads, all built from their background knowledge, their imagination, and the content of the text.
Here are some tips for teaching students to visualise.
Too often “teaching” comprehension often involves students reading a text and answering a set of questions about it. It should be the other way around – to be a proficient reader, students need to ask questions. Here’s how to teach your students to ask questions.
Familiar with the phrase “reading between the lines”? Drawing inferences from the text is like reading between the lines – it’s looking for the meaning that isn’t written down word-by-word. Here are some ways you can help students develop this important reading strategy.
Making connections is a reading strategy that helps students find meaning in a text by connecting it to their own life. It's particularly important for English language learners. Here are some ways to teach students to make connections in their reading.
Lynlee Lawrence is a head teacher at Hutt International Boys School in Wellington, New Zealand. Lynlee says CSI Private Eye is “the best online resource I've come across”. We sat down with her to find out why.