In the next few weeks we have some major, national and religious events that we can acknowledge in our schools. They provide the opportunity to examine the Australian Curriculum’s general capability of Intercultural Understanding and examining some of the stated and unstated values in our everyday context.
We have an amazing choice of reading material as we fulfill the obligation to read widely to our students. How can we broaden our knowledge of how and what to choose?
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.
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…
I have visited several schools over the past few months, and love the way the pieces on display add colour and dynamism to an environment that can be pretty sterile. Primary Learning 2019 It is obvious that teachers are proud of their students’ work – expertise in the arts, in writing, in mathematical thinking, and…
One of the most important aspects of literacy is the way language changes according to purpose.
So much has been written about that test, and the messages are confusing. Indigenous students’ literacy and numeracy skills have improved at twice the rate of their peers’ over the past decade, new NAPLAN data shows. Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2019 … since 2008 there have been statistically significant gains and year levels, particularly at the…
The joy of writing; writing is more than just work for achieving an outcome.
‘Swapped at Birth’: an art exhibition which was part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.