The exam period is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times on our children’s higher education calendar. Throw in a global pandemic, as well as widespread lockdowns and our kids have themselves caught up in a really challenging (and strange) learning environment web that’s good one minute, and terrible the next
Sharing Our Stories is a landmark series addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the primary classroom. Produced by Pearson and the SharingStories Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that works with Indigenous communities, the series aims to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage using digital technologies and art forms for the benefit of children. In this blog, Deryn Mansell, editor of the Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council's (VALBEC) publication 'fine print', reviews the series.
In 2018, Rosie Scholl, Head of Curriculum at Buranda State School set out to find a reading assessment system that would deliver what her teachers and learners needed – a whole-school approach to literacy assessment. Read more to find out why Scholl chose to implement Fountas & Pinnell Literacy's Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) in place of PM Benchmark Assessment and PROBE.
Many of the out of field professionals teaching mathematics bring teaching expertise from other subject areas. While often these teachers have some mathematical skills, or were proficient mathematics students at school, it can't be assumed they have a ready to use ‘tool-kit’ to foster the development of conceptual understanding.
In this session originally presented at the 2021 AFMLTA conference, Gabriella, Annabel and Nathan give insights into ways to nurture and develop viewing skills and intercultural competence with students of Languages. They cover some key principles and share some ideas of activities, routines and prompts to use in the Languages classroom. Video kindly shared by Gabriella, Annabel and Nathan.
Pearson’s own Sabine Bolick and Liz Hatton invite you to join them in the on-demand webinar “Teaching decodable reading strategies with Bug Club Phonics”. In this 1-hour professional learning session, Sabine and Liz will cover questions at the core of successful phonics teaching