Reader submissions

Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom
Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom

'To be truly inclusive is challenging but is also easily undertaken with thought and sometimes a re-positioning of default language and practice.' David Roy, Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts discusses the keys to inclusive practices in the classroom.

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.

Creating a positive practicum experience
Creating a positive practicum experience

In our latest reader submission, two supervising teachers and two pre-service teachers who worked together in Semester One 2017 reflect on the elements that helped drive a positive practicum experience for everyone involved.

Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative
Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative

Being asked to present to the entire class can be a nerve-racking experience for students. In our latest reader submission, two US educators explain how ‘Speed Sharing’ can be an effective, non-threatening alternative.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

Research to practice – implementation in education
Research to practice – implementation in education

Quality implementation of educational approaches can have a significant impact on student outcomes. That’s why the quality of the implementation is as important as the program itself.

Feedback to support lifelong learning
Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.

Literary texts and pop culture references
Literary texts and pop culture references

Drawing parallels between Othello's choices and those of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars; character stereotypes in Back to the Future. Educator Hedley Willsea explains how pop culture references in English units can help students.

Using Creative Education in your classroom
Using Creative Education in your classroom

In the second of two articles, Dr Tim Patston shares examples of how it’s possible to teach in more creative ways while still meeting curriculum requirements.

Introducing Creative Education in a school
Introducing Creative Education in a school

Dr Tim Patston discusses why his school introduced a Creative Education approach to teaching and learning, and outlines the process taken to develop the framework.