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High frequency words used by young students in Australia

New research explores the words most frequently written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. Today’s infographic looks at the words that were written at a high frequency, unique to each year level.

Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary
Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Jessica Azar about her approach to improving students’ vocabulary. 

Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings
Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings

Butler College is a large school in the northern suburbs of Perth that was constructed with a purpose-built high needs education support facility on campus. In today’s article we find out about the features that are designed to make its buildings inclusive spaces for all students.

School Improvement Episode 17: Supporting migrant and refugee students
School Improvement Episode 17: Supporting migrant and refugee students

For students from a migrant or refugee background moving to a new school often means learning a new language or joining outside of the normal transition period. Noble Park Primary School Principal David Rothstadt discusses how staff support new students and their families, and create a safe learning environment.

Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot
Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students conduct an experiment to see which animals live in the school environment.

Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring
Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring

To explore the nature of quality induction and mentoring practices and develop cases of ‘good practice’, the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia conducted a research project. In today’s article Research Analyst Debra Panizzon shares some of the findings.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and assessment of student learning
Sharing good practice: Gonski and assessment of student learning

In a fortnightly series, Teacher has been taking a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlighting existing work happening in Australian schools. This final instalment focuses on assessment of student learning.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning
Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

Prep teacher Sarah Ferguson has been working with Australian academics Dr Jill Cheeseman and Dr Andrea McDonough to explore young students’ perceptions of maths learning.

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