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      Developing general capabilities through geography

      As teachers, we dream that one day our students will develop into confident and capable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions to comprehend and participate in our continually changing world. But how can we make this dream come true? How can we ensure we are giving our students opportunities to develop these […]

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      Freebie Friday: Limerick competition

      Happy Limerick Day, everyone! Who doesn’t love a cheeky little limerick to put a smile on your face? We certainly do! But here at the office, we’re tired of hearing the same old limericks, so we’re putting it to you and your students to come up with some fresh ones. This week’s Freebie Friday is […]

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      Mind movies and comprehension

      One would assume that children naturally create images in their mind when reading a story, but this is not always the case. Visualisation or creating ‘mind movies’ is a strategy that deserves to be taught explicitly. Research has indicated that good readers picture what is happening while they are reading, which leads to a better […]

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      Freebie friday Mothers Day

      Freebie Friday: Mother’s Day craft

      Every day we should celebrate and thank our mothers, but next Sunday it’s official! Mother’s Day falls on 14 May, and we have some cute gift vouchers that your students can give to their mums, along with a beautiful pop-up card. Get your colouring pens and pencils out, get creative and show mums the appreciation […]

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      Top tips for teaching science

      Finding it hard to incorporate earth and space sciences in the classroom? Here are some easy tips to get your students interested in learning in all different ways! A lot of teachers don’t like teaching science. (That’s quite understandable in my opinion.) They consider themselves lucky if a peer wants to teach science across the […]

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      Freebie Friday Fractured fairytales

      Freebie Friday: Fractured folktales

      Fracturing something usually isn’t fun … unless you’re fracturing folktales! This handy little guide will give you and your students steps and suggestions on how to put their own spin on a classic story. Once your students have fractured their folktales, hold retellings in small groups, or pick some folktales to turn into short plays—there […]

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      Incorporating storytelling into your classroom rect

      The importance of stories

      Oral storytelling is, and has been, a major communication tool across many cultures for centuries. With the introduction of writing tools, people began writing their stories for others to read and enjoy. But why do so many students become anxious about having to speak, read or share writing in front of their peers? And, why […]

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      Freebie Friday World Earth Day

      World Earth Day – Climate change and literacy

      It’s World Earth Day tomorrow, and to promote enthusiasm and understanding of our environment, our Freebie Friday giveaway is selected pages from our upcoming revised Australian Curriculum Science series. These blackline masters focus on the Earth and space sciences sub-strand, and can be used to reinforce the importance of caring for our environment. Australian Curriculum Science […]

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      Preparing for online NAPLAN

      Preparing for online NAPLAN

      Alas, the dreaded NAPLAN is nearly upon us. The new online format will be rolled out to select schools this year and fully online within three years, so practice will be needed to ensure students are familiar with the new delivery style. It is important to remember that students should be taught the curriculum in […]

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      Teaching science in primray schools

      Teaching science in primary schools

      ‘Jack of all trades, master of none.’ This term is often applied to most primary school teachers. Teachers have to work within a loaded curricula. This often means that teachers aren’t able to teach all subjects as well as they would like. Most teachers aim to be masters of all subjects. Science teaching in primary […]

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