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      Enhancing fluency through English skills

      Being a proficient communicator is an essential skill for survival, to ‘get ahead’ in a career or simply to socialise. To be proficient communicators, students need to be able to competently apply the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. To be fluent in English skills, students have to be able to respond quickly, smoothly […]

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      Freebie_Friday_Science A STEM approach

      Science: A STEM approach

      Happy Friday, everyone! Next week is National Science Week! This year’s theme is ‘Future Earth’ and focuses on Australia’s sustainability. With such a focus on Sustainability as a cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum, this week’s Freebie Friday will cover just that! We have an exclusive sneak peak at a small section of our upcoming Science: […]

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      STEM and sustainability National Science Week 2017

      STEM and sustainability – National Science Week 2017

      With spring fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to get your students out into the sunshine to have fun with these sustainable energy hands-on activities. (Don’t worry – if you get rained in, most of these activities can be completed in the classroom!) This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway will have students excited to learn about how chemical […]

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      Freebie Friday – Economics and business

      Economics and business. Sounds like a daunting topic, doesn’t it? How do you teach something so important while keeping students engaged in learning? This week’s Freebie Friday is some sample pages for Year 5 and 6 students that will get them learning about consumer decisions and businesses in a motivating and fun way.    Click […]

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      Teaching economics and business

      Everywhere you turn, advertisements abound, luring unsuspecting consumers into the hands of businesses that will happily relieve them of their ready cash. With special offers and many ways to pay, who can resist such opportunities? The consumer always has a choice, but does he or she know the difference between an informed choice and one […]

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      Freebie Friday: Handwriting today

      Research shows handwriting assists with the preparation for early literacy, increases creativity and productivity, improves learning difficulties and enhances auditory learning. This week’s Freebie Friday is sample units from our new Handwriting today series for you to try with your class. It’s a great way to reinforce the importance of handwriting while covering key curriculum areas […]

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      The need for explicit teaching of handwriting

      The need for the explicit teaching of handwriting

      The explicit teaching of handwriting is a topic that has polarised the teaching profession for decades. Why do we need to teach handwriting in the day of digital communication? Does it really matter if students write without fluency and automaticity? The simple answer is YES! Legible, fluent handwriting is necessary for these reasons: Legal and […]

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      Freebie Friday – Revised New wave mental maths sample units

      Our bestselling New wave mental maths series has been revised for 2018! It now includes revised questions to fully integrate with Australian Curriculum Mathematics, problem-solving components, differentiation and STEM. Click on the images below to download a two-week trial unit.             Click here for more information on this exciting revised series! […]

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      The importance of problem-solving and mental maths

      Why do we need mental maths? Is there still a need for it now that we carry a smartphone with a calculator on it everywhere we go? The short answer is yes! How can we encourage our students to become successful problem-solvers and undertake simple tasks involving maths if we don’t develop their mental maths […]

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      Tips for differentiating your lessons

      In the past, students who did not meet certain criteria were requested to repeat the year at schooling. Later research suggested that this caused an increase in social and emotional issues, including their relationships with peers, their self-esteem and their confidence at school. Nowadays, teachers are expected to cater to each individual’s needs as they […]

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