Contextualised teaching and learning is the practice that answers the three most common student questions: ‘Why are we doing this?’ ‘When will I use this?’ ‘Is it in the exam?’ In other words – ‘why is this relevant to me?’ Defining relevancy
Grammar and writing are tricky because you most likely use correct grammar and writing everyday but without quite knowing why. It would be jarring to read ‘I saw a duck jump into a pond and he dove under the water for a wash’ -
Out of the 93% of teachers spending their own money to purchase school supplies, a whopping one quarter are spending upwards of $1000 per year.* Some of this is spent on pens and pencils, some of it is spent on maintaining infrastructure (clearly not
The 2018 State of Our Schools survey found that 9 out of 10 public school teachers use their own money to purchase supplies for their school or students (AEU). Moreover, half of these teachers spend more than $500 per year on basics such as
The 5E Instructional Model is a science learning method that’s held relevancy and usefulness for over three decades – here’s what it is, how you can use it, and how the 5E model is being updated to meet the demands of today’s classrooms.
Literacy across curriculum ‘Literacy is every teacher’s responsibility.’ No matter your discipline, interests or teaching strengths, it’s essential for teachers to ensure their students are engaged in literacy. First, because students are struggling with literacy. Second, because students need literacy to understand what
It is human to err; and the only final and deadly error, among all our errors, is denying that we have ever erred. G.K Chesterton, the Prince of Paradox In 1993, two researchers (Robert J. Connors and Andrea A. Lunsford) and 50 analysers collected
There’s more to the question of the difference between scientific knowledge and literacy than first meets the eye. Our understanding of the world has never been better – for every advance we make into the digital world, for every discovery we make of the
At the core of science is the wonderment of inquiry. Encouraging this inquiry is how you bring science into the classroom, transforming your kids into budding scientists who want to discover the why’s hiding behind everyday phenomena. Luckily, there are ways to turn
4 Activities to Support Mathematics Learning at Home For anyone who's accidentally chosen the wrong words to say something around a child, then you already know something: kids are like little sponges. Their brains are always developing, and the opportunity for learning is
E-safety and online safety are going to be a fundamental part of children’s lives as long as there is internet. Here’s what you need to know about navigating the new status quo. There’s a full generation of kids who haven’t experienced life before the
A snapshot of Australian student literacy Australian student literacy has been in sharp decline since 2000 - we look at the reasons why and what we can do about it. We’re in the age of information, where the ebb and flow of the
STEM in a nutshell What STEM stands for is pretty simple: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. These are the STEM subjects. Understanding what it is - ie the most important set of learning in the 21st Century - is a little trickier.
Mathematics at Home: Games Keep Kids Sharp! If mathematics would be fun, then everyone would love doing it, right? Not exactly. Sometimes, all it takes is a change in attitude and just a little bit of skill development to make math fun.
The holiday season doesn’t have to be a holiday from learning — even if a child does have some time off school. It's all the more reason to keep little brains learning and thinking about mathematics at home when on break. Creating