We’ve teamed up with the Student Engagement Institute to bring you Value of the Week. As the name suggests, this engaging weekly program addresses values that are relevant in the lives of young people today. The online component of Value of the Week ensures the virtues learnt in the classroom are easily accessed and readily replicated at home. Families and teachers are working together to reaffirm the importance of values such as tolerance and perseverance to promote harmonious classrooms and homes.
Value of the Week contributes 3 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.3.2 & 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Lessons rarely go as planned. How we imagine their delivery, student reaction, and the gift of knowledge we leave as the bell rings out, is a warm and delightful fiction. Problem-solving and reasoning (PSR) lessons
Great problem-solving and reasoning questions (PSR) are those that provoke students into thinking. We want them to care about the problems they're solving, and to do that, we have to tickle their fancies, pique their
Problem-solving and reasoning (PSR) can be daunting when you’re teaching it for the first or hundredth time. Teaching PSR is an art, and like any art, there are solid foundation of principles you can follow
Student motivation is an art and a science. Short-term encouragements like stickers, certificates, badges and rewards can be short-lived. Even familial praise and peer recognition only provide temporary boosts that fade with time. The secret
Setting clear lesson goals Setting goals is how you guide yourself down your intended path. Having objectives in mind provides a way to align your actions in service of those big-picture targets. Sure, you
When non-educators hear the phrase ‘student-led conference’ they probably see scenes of chaos dancing around in their heads. Then the questions start: How could students effectively lead comprehensive and impactful conferences? Wouldn’t they only