Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Five E Model

Here at the science department at my school they have a focus on implementing the 5 E’s (also known as e5) teaching and learning model. Using the stages of Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate in curriculum development.

Firstly, you don't have to incorporate all 5 E's at once  - or in the same lesson. It is more a overall model to help design or structure a topic. It starts with an engage activity - it might be a big question, a current problem/event or a picture. The way I see this stage is it gets the students hooked and involved with the upcoming topic.
Another thing to note is that the Explain and Explore an cycle round - in fact most can. As there will be times where students Explore then the teacher will need to Explain before Exploring again.
More information can be found on the Department of Education website or here.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

21st Century Education

Did you realise......
Watch and be prepared to be amazed! The future of education - scary or exciting? Or both!
21st Century Education - You Tube

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Hello world!

Hello and welcome
to Miss M’s Snapshots!! Firstly, thank you very much for stumbling upon my blog!

My purpose of creating this blog was to create a space where I could share classroom ideas and practises that I use or would like to incorporate into my lessons. In other words, I wish to collect snapshots of things that inspires and invigorate my teaching.
Miss M :)