Category Archives: Post Series

Lights, Camera, Action! – Project Based Learning -Take 1

Lights, camera, Action - Teaching Related Videos

    I have always been entranced by the ideas behind Project Based Learning. However, I find that sometimes it is hard for teachers to fully explore and understand what is behind this approach. The following video is the first of a series of videos about Project Based Learning published by Edutopia. Make sure you visit Edutopia’s website HERE, for… Read more »

Crafty Tuesdays – Bunny Game

Bunny Game from pop bottles

With Easter fast approaching,  the Internet  is full of inspiring crafts. Since this week is March break (a.k.a. spring break ), and I have a house full of children, I’ve decided to come up with something crafty and Easter related. And thus was this bunny game born ☺ Here’s how we created our bunnies: Gather big plastic pop bottles. Rinse them to… Read more »

Math Fun – Telling Time – The Hour Hand

Telling Time - The Hour Hand

For the last couple of months, I have been working on developing my “Telling Time” collection of teaching resources. My need to develop this collection was born out of necessity when some of my tutoring students were showing difficulties with their telling time skills. As I worked with different students I noticed a few common misconceptions.  I also came across… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action! –

Lights, camera, Action - Teaching Related Videos

  This week I selected a video about teaching phonics. I have discovered Katie Garner about a year or so ago. Her videos are not only inspiring, they are also very instructive and motivating. In the video I selected for today, Katie demonstrates how to teach children about the “mommy e” rule. I use it all the time with my tutoring students… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action! – Bullying – Take 2

Lights, camera, Action - Teaching Related Videos

Remember “Daisy Chain” from my previous “Lights, Camera, Action!” post? Well, today I bring you “Dandelion”. “Dandelion” is the predecessor to “Daisy Chain” and also deals with the subject of bullying. It is a very touching short movie that will make an incredible conversation starter about this topic. Unfortunately, the authors do not allow this video to be embedded in… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action! – Bullying

Lights, camera, Action - Teaching Related Videos

I am starting a new series of posts. Light, Camera, Action! posts will bring you videos that I have either found online or created myself. These videos will all be teaching related.   Today’s video is one that some friends shared with me on Facebook. It is a short movie based on a children’s book, and it would make an… Read more »