In this short series of blogs, we’ve teamed up with some of our fellow Disability Confident organisations to explore the benefits of joining the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Scheme. In this first blog in the series we asked Kate Fergusson, Head of Responsible Business at International law firm Pinsent Masons, why they joined the scheme and what the rewards have been so far…
In our efforts to continue empowering all students with the tools they need to succeed, we are excited to announce that the PDF Reader is now available for Office 365 and OneDrive!
For a teacher, some of the most exciting and important “lessons” to plan during the first few days of school are those that help you get to know your new students. While getting-to-know-you exercises are fun for teachers and students alike, they are also critical in building a strong foundation for the rest of the year.
Chris is a good mate of mine. We started at St Kevin’s Primary School, Eastwood on the same day in 1991. We used to walk home together each day because he lived (and still lives) about 150m ‘as the crow flies’ from my childhood home in Terry Rd, Eastwood. We still see each other fairly regularly and it was a conversation about experiences at school that we had recently that really got me thinking.
As teachers, we can’t be everywhere in the classroom at the same time and we can’t be with each and every individual student every minute of the day. But with the right tools at hand, we can empower our students with ownership of their own learning, ensuring they receive real-time feedback and are able to move forward even without us being next to them.
Classrooms are more diverse than they’ve ever been. But with each a melting pot of students with different strengths, challenges, as well as language and numeracy abilities, it can be difficult for teachers to cater to every student’s needs. That’s where personalized learning can really come into its own, helping students take ownership of their learning while allowing teachers to confidently support different learning styles.