05 September 2017
In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website.
29 August 2017
Following her session at Research Conference 2017, Associate Professor Bev Flückiger joins Teacher to share more on her research into age-appropriate pedagogies. In this Q&A, she discusses the importance of play and recognising the agency of children.
21 August 2017
Early years classroom practitioners need to devote more time to teaching writing, including explicit handwriting instruction, according to research findings from an Australian study.
10 July 2017
The Wonders of the World program at Encounter Lutheran College encourages students to connect with their own family histories and experiences as part of their LOTE studies.
04 July 2017
How can teachers take advantage of a family’s knowledge that home reading is important, to prompt more of this behaviour? This research used a behaviour science strategy in an effort to increase participation in a reading challenge.
10 May 2017
Professor Sue Walker joins Teacher to discuss the findings of a new study that suggests girls start school with more 'self-regulation' skills – things like paying attention, staying on task and working independently.
04 May 2017
Themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’ are explored in the EYLF and Australian Curriculum. Little J & Big Cuz begins a conversation around these themes and provides teacher resources.
05 April 2017
In this extract from Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an outside learning environment, Prue Walsh discusses why outside play is important for children with special needs.
30 March 2017
In this month’s Research Files we discuss the findings of a three-year project in New Zealand that included analysis of pretend play – where students give voices to toys, objects and digital characters – and early literacy practices.
06 March 2017
When Little J & Big Cuz is broadcast in late April, educators will have access to a range of innovative resources to support the transition from home to school for Indigenous children.
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