Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inspirational & Motivational Posters supporting Values & Character Education

Original Inspirational Posters for your school, classroom, church, office or home. High Resolution posters prints up to 16x20 size. Click on poster to download free preview to see the posters up close. Six Posters for $12 - posters are $3 each when purchased individually.

Download Preview and Purchase Poster Here

Perfect for your school, classroom, church, office or home. The photo is taken by a professional photographer and matched with beautiful quotes focused on Character Education Traits and National Values Framework. They aim to inspire students and build their confidence, motivation and self belief. 


Easy Print options for printing at home or school  300dpi
JPG File suitable for printing from 8x10, 11x14 or 16x20 Size
(Really affordable printing at school, home or any photo or print center) 






Your welcome to use this file in photo center gift items (postcards, mugs, calanders etc) for gifts for students or colleagues.

SarahAnne reserves the copyrights on the photograph. So please do not use it for any commercial purpose, reselling or calling it your own work of art. 

Enjoy :)


 #posters #values #inspirational #quotes #character #education #printable #meme #quotes #motivational #classroom #decor  #compassion #happiness #kindness #determination #curiosity #acceptance #imagination

QUOTES 

#Happiness
IT IS NOT HOW MUCH WE HAVE, BUT HOW MUCH WE ENJOY, THAT MAKES HAPPINESS. - Charles Spurgeon 

#Imagination
THE TRUE SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE IS NOT KNOWLEDGE BUT IMAGINATION. - Albert Einstein 

#Compassion
TRY TO BE A RAINBOW IN SOMEONE'S CLOUD. - Dr. Maya Angelou

#Determination
OBSTACLES ARE THOSE FRIGHTFUL THINGS YOU SEE WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR GOAL. - Henry Ford 

#Acceptance #Difference
STRENGTH LIES IN DIFFERENCE, NOT IN SIMILARITIES. - Stephen R. Covey

#Curiosity
THE IMPORTANT THING IS NOT TO STOP QUESTIONING. CURIOSITY HAS ITS OWN REASON FOR EXISTING. - Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Puppet Pals 2 Tutorial

Puppet Pals 2 Tutorial for Teachers and Students



If your looking for an engaging and versatile app for your classroom, Puppet Pals 2 is a superb app to invest in.  This app is an award winning app created by Polished Play...take a look at the app trailer.



If you'd like to use Puppet Pals 2 in your class, but are not sure how... take a look at this
 Interactive Story Telling iPad App-tivity {Movie Making & Narrative Story Writing} 

Sarah Anne :)


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Librarians - Do We Really Need Them in a 21st Century School?

I was inspired to write this post after reading a range of thought provoking comments in the TeachersPayTeachers forum.  I found myself reflecting on my time as a teacher-librarian and wondering if I would return to a teacher-librarian role in the future and more importantly, if such a role would exist in schools in the future.


 I have heard many teachers question the value and relevance of librarians now that we have the digital world at our fingertips.  The role of the school library and teacher-librarians is constantly evolving and it often falls to the teacher-librarian to keep it relevant in our schools.   It was precisely this challenge that inspired my passion for technology.   realized on my first day as a Kinder-Grade 6 teacher-librarian (switching from a classroom teaching role) that I was charged with the duty to build the love of books, develop curiosity, nurture blossoming imaginations, teach critical thinking skills, encourage creativity, inspire students to be lifelong readers, whilst also help students navigate the online world safely and effectively and so much more.  I was puzzled as to how I would do that in a 45 minute lesson
and when do I possibly return books and buy new ones??   In my first year as a teacher-librarian I was overwhelmed by this responsibility and the vast job description, so I turned to my comfort zone – technology.  I quickly realized that by using technology in the library, I had a better chance at being in 10 places at once.


In my first few years I had many failed library lessons and a handful of remarkable learning moments for myself and the students.  I’ll spare you from the details of my failed lessons ;)  but will share my first success.  It  was with a 2nd Grade class 7 years ago.  I had eight boys and two girls who did not want to borrow because they ‘hated reading’.  Over a ten week period we contributed to a collaborative Book Review Blog with a 2nd grade class in outback Australia in a school of 14 students.  They had limited books in their library and were eager to hear about books from other kids their own age.  The technological challenges were vast for both schools but we persisted through the computer glitches, failed connections and dial up internet.  At the end of the 10 weeks I was worried we had wasted everyone’s time and not achieved a single thing with the students (except for teaching patience and problem solving with technology). But on the final lesson of the term I had 100% of students eagerly borrowing a bundle of books.  Most importantly, my ten reluctant readers borrowed books without me encouraging, nagging or begging them to be excited about books.  They borrowed books that their ‘new buddies’ in remote outback Australia had read and blogged about. The kids loved it!

This was a moment when I realised the power of technology in the library, schools and children’s lives today.  Over the subsequent  years I included: QR-coded videos about books to support students who didn't know what book to borrow; QR-Coded videos guiding students through the non-fiction section;  a range of apps and youtube resources to support critical thinking, collaboration and organisation  when researching;  and most amazingly the introduction of a 24/7 library.  Students were able to share ideas, ask questions and research when they were ready, not when they were told they had to.  After a number of years immersed in the excitement of a busy elementary school library, I can categorically say that technology is worth the chaos and disruption that it brings.  It is exposing students to and preparing students for the world they live in.  Technology in the library – YES I’m convinced!  Do we need librarians in schools now that we have the internet at our fingertips? YES YES YES.  I believe the role of a teacher librarian in a school is more important today than it has ever been before.

:) Sarah Anne

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Random Act of Kindness Activity Bundle with Video and QR Codes



Spread love and kindness across your whole school community this Valentine's Day.
 A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness this Valentine's Day. Use this activity bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference in your community... and decorate your classroom or school in the process.  Suitable for 6 - 60 year olds.



  • 7 Minute Powerpoint Slideshow (46 Slides), introducing the concept of Random Acts of Kindness and sharing ideas, videos & quotes about Random Acts of Kindness; 

  • 2 pages of teacher notes about how to use the Random Act of Kindness Bundle in your classroom , school, or staffroom;

  •  6 Student activity worksheets about Random Acts of Kindness;

  •  11 Heart templates for the 'Tree of Kindness' display* 3 Valentine's Day card templates;
  • 15 QR Code Hearts s – with links to 15 videos showing examples of Random Acts of Kindness – linked via QR codes (using SafeShare). Plus video reference file.


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#ValentinesDay #RAK #randomactsofkindness #valetinesdayactivities #classroomactivities #valentinesdayideas #valentinesdayhighschool #valentinesdayrandomactsofkindness