Headlines from some news media’s education desks appear to indicate that the state of education is verging on collapse.
It’s Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you! This contemporary acknowledgement of the classic movie series provides an introduction to the power of those sayings that we often quote, and frequently use to guide – or justify – our behaviour. It’s time to share some of these words of wisdom with our students.…
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 Education week for 2019! All NSW Public Schools are celebrating Education week this week (first week of August) with the theme of ‘Every student, every voice’.
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…
Our work in literacy does not have to have our students tied to a desk, involved in tedious or mind-numbingly repetition and practice.
How can we utilise mathematics teaching strategies in English? This blog explores flipping Number Talks to Letter Talks and other strategy sharing ideas.
2019 – new year, new ideas, new perspectives. There will be some retreads and updates of oldies but goodies in everyone’s practice. And we can predict there will be a comeback for some of the repeatedly discredited same old same olds. There are ideas and mantras that keep turning up like uninvited guests. They have…