How to use real life photos for conversation, questioning and inquiry learning

Picture Magic Teacher's Guide

Written by a teacher for teachers

This is a 'how to' guide in using real life photographs across the curriculum with a focus on

  • Conversation
  • Open ended questioning
  • Wondering
  • Curiosity
  • Inquiry

 

It has been designed in 2 sections

 


1. THE THINKING BIT


 The first section of the book is valuable for individual or staff team training and development and includes...

  • What makes a good question?
  • What is an inquiry question?
  • Step by step guide to the inquiry process
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Blooms Revised Taxonomy
  • Thinkers Keys
  • How healthy are my teaching strategies? Self reflection

 

2. THE DOING BIT


 The second section is full of lesson ideas and examples from Kindergarten to upper primary

  • Preschool and lower primary section
  • Middle and upper primary section

 

This guide is a valuable 'must have' tool for every teacher. It underpins all the thinking and learning of the Picture Magic Resources

 

ISBN:0-9775472-0-5

128 pages

A4 size

See what others say

 I think it is a highly professional and delightful resource

Kerry Bissaker - Associate Dean Communty & International School of Education, Flinders University, SA

 

It's just beautiful. Very impressive.

As a visual learner, I immediately connected with it

 Tony Ryan - Thinkers Keys, Educational Author and Public Speaker

Sun

21

Apr

2013

At Kindy in Vietnam

I recently spent two weeks on a volunteer building project in northern Vietnam. The project involved rebuilding a kindergarten, which provided me with an amazing opportunity to spend lots of time interacting with children and staff in their temporary location at the building site. The children are shown here dancing and singing for me.

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Tue

16

Apr

2013

Teacher Training College: VIETNAM

I recently had the opportunity to work with 3 English classes at the HaNam Teacher Training College in Phu Ly, Vietnam. What a fabulous bunch of young adults and what a FUN and rewarding experience!

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Wed

20

Feb

2013

Kids question...How did you learn to talk?

Love hearing the interesting things kids say... Share their response in the comments (include age)

 

Heres a few  ...

4 yrs: In english

5 yrs: When I was first born I could talk. I could always talk good

9yrs: Well, um, I’m not sure. All I know is that one day I was sitting in the lounge and I said ‘dad’. It’s a hard word to say for a baby because they usually say ‘mum’.

 

Please share in the comments...

 

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Thu

14

Feb

2013

Cocktail Party Launch

Last weekend, I attended the launch of the 'Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines ' (AFFLIP), in Adelaide, South Australia. Great night, Great cause! 300 wonderful people attended in support of improving educational opportunities for children in one of the poorest areas of the Philippines.

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Sun

10

Feb

2013

Picture Magic arrives in the Philippines!

So exciting to hear that the Picture Magic resources have arrived in the Philippines, avoiding a typhoon and arriving ahead of schedule. Watch this space to follow the story.

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