Boy taking a reading break in between library book shelves

The world continues to turn …

And, thank goodness,  books continue to be published, read, and loved. Reading has been described as the perfect lockdown-in-COVID-19-activity. In these difficult times, it is worth reminding ourselves, and our students, that:  “Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the…

Wooden man hold a red wooden block with word KEEP IT SIMPLE

Getting the message across

Authors of successful texts ensure the purpose is clear, and appropriate for the intended audience. … a recent analysis of COVID-19 information on government websites found only two of the 52 documents examined could be read with relative ease. Most of the others were full of long sentences and unnecessarily difficult words where simple language…

Two teachers side by side working on book

Teacher learning

I have spent some time this term with Primary Masters of Teaching students who are undertaking their professional experience placements for Semester 1. This has provided the excuse to explore some of the issues of student teacher professional experience, and how the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2018) can inform this experience. Mentor Preparation…