Things have been a bit awry this year, with major disruptions to almost every one of our usual activities, and events have been cancelled and postponed, many to the hoped-for normality of 2021. I wonder what the key words and terms from this year will be the ones that represent and encapsulate 2020. NAIDOC Week…
Having a look at the way recipes are written. As with most instructions, they work best when composed of short, single clause sentences.
The range of books for children to read about our world was pretty limited when I was at primary school, Thank goodness that’s changed!
Here’s an idea to bring to your school. I found it while travelling, and was impressed with its potential. It starts with the question of just who is reading in your school? Students, of course, using whatever scheme/program/model favoured in your school. Teachers, naturally, reading important stuff, poring over the keyboard/tablet/smartphone. Reading to students with…
Headlines from some news media’s education desks appear to indicate that the state of education is verging on collapse.
I love it when teachers ask for advice and ideas from others regarding suitable texts for particular grades, or texts on specific topics or appropriate to different subjects or themes. Here are sites to share with colleagues as you become a book expert yourself.
Recent research describes the importance and impact of teaching handwriting, particularly in the first four years of school.
Understanding that visual images convey meaning on different levels supports the development of understanding that words in written text can do the same thing – the viewer/reader can infer meaning from the message created by the author.
We are a creative lot, always discovering new things and combining familiar ideas into new ones. The term COVID-19 is one such term, created to explicitly refer to this pandemic we are all experiencing.
Back at school, we need ways to ensure that the classroom’s richness as a learning environment is maximised.