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    R.I.C. Publications is an Australian educational publishing company that have been publishing high-quality primary resources for over 30 years. This blog is for teachers who love to share, create and inspire. Have brilliant ideas of your own? We'd love to hear from you!
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      Freebie Friday – Global geography

      Following on from our previous blog ‘Teaching geography through ICT capabilities’, today’s freebie includes some sample units from our upcoming series Australian Curriculum Global geography. Click below to download samples for Years 3–6, with units focusing on the tropical climate zone, flying overseas, Europe and Singapore statistics. All units utilise ICT and will make your […]

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      R.I.C Publications nominated for three Australian Educational Publishing Awards

      This year marks 25 years of the Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for three awards! Read more about the nominated series below. Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages STEM Projects box  Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy) The Maths box – Foundation                                  Teaching […]

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      Teaching geography through ICT capabilities

      Are you looking to include more ICT into your geography program? Our soon-to-be-released Global geography series incorporates ICT into every one of the lesson plans! This includes brainstorming and recording questions using apps or online mind maps; researching information online using interactive maps, tables and graphs, videos (including time-lapse videos), images and informational websites (including […]

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      Real-world, skill-based education mandated in Finland by 2020!

      Have you heard the news about Finland? As a world-renowned leader in the education system, Finland will be removing the study of traditional school subjects and replacing them with the study of an individual phenomena/event. As a teacher, how would you receive this news? This change will be introduced to students at the age of […]

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      Celebrate 100 days of school

      Congratulations! We have made it to 100 days of school! Your students are 100 days brighter, 100 days smarter and 100 days cooler. This week’s freebie is a set of certificates, a ‘100 days’ hat, and a set of merit awards and bookmarks to use in your classroom. We have also provided a black and […]

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      Teaching Strategies for Writing

      Teaching strategies for writing

      Introduction Teaching strategies for writing is a series of six books with the explicit, overarching aim of teaching the skills and strategies required to improve the clarity, correctness and richness of children’s writing. Within the series, they are taught to recognise, choose and use specific strategies. As in the series Teaching comprehension strategies, the focus […]

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      Tax and super tips for teachers

      by Steve Perrica There are new super rules that commenced on 1 July 2017. The good Anyone who is eligible to make voluntary super contributions will also be eligible to make personal concessional (tax-deductible) contributions. Currently, people earning more than 10% of their income as an employee (i.e. salary and wages) cannot make a tax-deductible […]

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      Eat your veggies!

      A question we hear all too often is, ‘How can we get children to eat more vegetables?’ Eat Your Vegetables Day is on 17 June and seems the opportune time to discuss this and provide some handy tips. Being vegan provides a different perspective on food and energy, and inevitably leads to discovering and experimenting […]

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      NAIDOC Week 2018 – Because of her, we can

      NAIDOC Week runs 8–15 July every year. Even though all Australian schools will be on winter holidays, it doesn’t mean that you can’t include NAIDOC Week into your lessons either at the end of Term 2 or the beginning of Term 3. This year’s theme is ‘Because of her, we can’, and aims to recognise […]

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      Top tips for end of year reports

      Wow, how fast is this term going?! It’s hard to believe we are just over the halfway mark; the holidays are so close! But before you can relax and enjoy the break, you have to get through that dreaded report writing time. We have compiled a few short tips to help you organise your end […]

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