Missed hearing Eddie Woo speak at MANSW? Here is the second of three reflection blogs on the MANSW annual conference that took place on 14th to 16th September.
A reflection on NESA’s My Teaching Impact PL that was broadcast as a live webinar panel discussing current issues in teaching.
Missed hearing Dan Meyer speak at MANSW? Here is the first of three reflection blogs on the MANSW annual conference that took place on 14th to 16th September.
Reading for inference, inferential thinking, begins well before children are required to draw meaning from written and visual texts at school. This type of thinking, making inferences about our world, is used all the time by everyone. We learn to make considered – and often not quite so considered – judgements and assumptions about people,…
Does a cylinder have edges? This is a question I have been asked before, and many more questions like it regarding shapes and objects. Once again, it was up for debate last week in a Facebook group of which I’m a member. It was encouraging to see so many teachers talking about mathematics.
The meaning of the term ‘literacy’ continues to be something of an enigma. It’s important to have an understanding of what constitutes literacy, and why we are so focused on it in our schools and the wider society.
As this week is History week in NSW, we thought we would flavour our blogs with a focus on history. The History Council of NSW’s theme is Life and Death. Possibly a slightly macabre theme for young children so I’ve highlighted these two ideas separately…
It’s History Week in NSW: 1-9 September 2018. Formal activities include: NSW Premier’s History Awards, which start a little earlier on 31 August, and the Annual History Lecture and Awards on 4 September.
Becoming literate is not simply about knowledge and skills. Certain behaviours and dispositions assist students to become effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their literacy skills broadly.