Tutor Period by @whatonomy

Name: Whatonomy
Twitter: @whatonomy
Sector:  Primary
Subject: Literacy and EAL
Position: Head of English
5 Bits of Advice About: Tutor time

  1. Use it as if it matters. Don’t allow it to descend into routine ticks and reminders. It sets the tone for the day.
  2. Look at the news: resources like First News are great for sharing stories, holding news quizzes & building general knowledge.
  3. If you can, let one period be silent reading. At the end, ask random students to share something short about their book.
  4. Every once in a while toss a thought problem or a ‘thunk’ at your tutees. This sets an expectation at the start of the day that use of brains will be mandatory today.
  5. Let the students to have a say in something meaningful: circle time, choosing time, school council. You’re the boss, but you’re the best boss they’ve ever had.

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