Showing posts from April, 2013

LEARNING LOGS - The best idea for engaging children in reading and writing!

Learning Logs

'I love doing my learning log every week. I get to choose my own research topic and I really enjoy making my pages interactive with flaps, questions and quizzes for my reader. It's so much fun!' Innuka, 8 Years Old, SCIPS, Penang.

Are you bogged down with the daunting task of preparing daily homework for your class? Do your activities allow for creativity, choice & independence? Are you setting homework daily, marking daily & feeling frustrated with sheets/books/sheets/books/sheets/books piling up on your desk, on top of your daily class work?

Learning logs are one of the best teaching ideas to inspire children to write. With a purpose, an audience and independence to choose, every child can present their ideas, thoughts and research in their own unique way. A way to improve this scrap-booking log idea further, children could present their research online by blogging either directly or by posting images of their log entry. Parents love this idea as they …

Message to everyone: A few days left of our Easter break...

Wow! Those 2 weeks flew by :( I could seriously enjoy a further month off by the beach. I enjoyed a lovely weekend away in Bali even though our intended trip was supposed to be 10 days...we kind of spent too much money early on! Oh was a great weekend though! I've really enjoyed setting up my blog and sharing posts with you this holiday. During my teaching term, I will be making every effort to keep this up every week...somehow! My new mission. It's the term of dreaded long report writing again. 

*Does anybody have any great teaching tips to share about this? How to manage your time etc?? Share with me here as a comment, or if you would like your ideas published in the The Staff Room @ please send an email to me at:

It's great professional development, great exposure & completely free...

Enjoy the rest of your break everyone! 

Miss Rix


Please read my article on SUCCESS CHECK POINTS - A great way to ensure formative assessment is effective in your classroom.
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The BLOGFOLIO...have you got one?

The newest word to hit the professional development scene:BLOGFOLIO

With the rapid growth of online social and professional networking platforms, more and more people are connecting and sharing their expertise online. The professional network is huge and I'm still only just getting to grips with twitter, Google+ and Blogger myself, which are only but a few of the networks out there. Long gone are the days where handing a simple CV to an employer would suffice. 
It's become apparent that employers are using these social networking sites to help them find the right person for the job.Do you exist online right now in a professional capacity? If so, how do you come across?Your online profile could be the reason you are successful or unsuccessful in today's employment market. 
It's a dog eat dog world out there with a BLOG vs BLOG attitude...soINVEST IN YOURSELFthis year and create a shiningonline professional profile. 
As you can see, I have only just created this blogfolio fo…

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Great tips on surviving long terms by managing your work/life balance.