Early years

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Identifying student needs in the early years
Identifying student needs in the early years

In the first of two articles exploring how educators are using local early years data to inform practice, Teacher finds out how one Adelaide primary school is bolstering students and their families as they transition to school.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity the students are exploring how toys are designed and making some of their very own.

Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school
Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school

Boys remain less likely to be developmentally ready for school than girls, the latest results of the Australian Early Development Census show.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Early years learning: Applying literacy skills
Early years learning: Applying literacy skills

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Dale Yearsley about his approach to Year 2 Literacy at St Margaret Mary’s Primary in Merrylands. Yearsley and colleagues aim to extend students’ learning by using picture books that help them to apply their literacy skills across all key learning areas.

Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps
Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students are learning all about journeys and creating their own memory maps.

Co-creating early years anti-bullying intervention programs and resources
Co-creating early years anti-bullying intervention programs and resources

Teachers in South Australia have worked with education researchers to develop tailored anti-bullying intervention programs and resources for early years students.

The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming

The Arts are a required element of teaching K-2 in Australia and coexist with learning in the early years classroom. In today’s reader submission, Karen Watson and David Roy explore how they can be implemented in practice.

The Arts in early childhood learning
The Arts in early childhood learning

The importance of early childhood learning as a foundational building block to lifelong learning is well recognised. This is the first article of two that will explore the place of the Arts in early learning in Australia.

Miss Chen: Being a good friend
Miss Chen: Being a good friend

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss ‘what it means to be a good friend’ and play a traditional Indigenous game together.

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