Several of the many facets of the complexity of schooling moved into the public arena with the ABC’s Four Corners program, DigiKids. DigiKids which aired on Monday 11 November, 2019.
Considering the interim report on the review of curriculum conducted by the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA), and putting it into a broader context.
What we do in the classroom builds on and around this for each child. We have to treat all literary practices as an integral component of our students’ lives, so that they can take themselves seriously as active participants.
It’s Book Week! To celebrate book week, schools across Australia encourage students to read, hold book fairs or promote the joy of reading through dressing up as favourite characters, just to name a few of the common events. This year’s theme is Reading is my secret power, this focus reminds students of the amazing ability…
One aspect of writing comes up repeatedly in my conversations with teachers – and that is how parents perceive how, and what, we mark to measure success. Most parents are very interested in the writing capabilities of their children. Effective writing is a marker of capability with language, and is the means by which students…
The joy of writing; writing is more than just work for achieving an outcome.
How can we utilise mathematics teaching strategies in English? This blog explores flipping Number Talks to Letter Talks and other strategy sharing ideas.
Two recent publications from the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) have contributed to the topical subject of classroom talk, or ‘dialogic teaching’, which emphasises the ‘natural affordances and opportunities that dialogue gives children to learn.’
Written text can be like music – creative and exciting, thrilling and moving.
The voices and ideas of the teachers, academics, writers and children at PETAA’s ‘Professional Learning Intensive’ “Writing the Future” radiated from the ‘pages’ of their presentations.