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Reconciliation begins at home
Reconciliation begins at home

'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'

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.

Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’
Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’

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.

Resources: Indigenous financial literacy
Resources: Indigenous financial literacy

Educators working across the school age range can now access a new teaching resource to help them develop the financial literacy skills of Indigenous students.

Watch and learn – virtual reality and careers education
Watch and learn – virtual reality and careers education

Academics believe virtual reality could open up exciting possibilities in the area of careers education, offering authentic learning experiences to prepare students for work and tertiary study.

Innovative educator resources to complement children’s TV series
Innovative educator resources to complement children’s TV series

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.

Debunking education myths
Debunking education myths

In his first Teacher column of 2017, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher debunks some of the myths about what makes a successful education system.

Significant events in 2017 to help with lesson planning
Significant events in 2017 to help with lesson planning

What is your personal challenge for 2017? What is your organisation’s challenge? Here, we take a look at some significant events that you could use to shape your lesson plans.

School transition made easier with the help of Little J and Big Cuz
School transition made easier with the help of Little J and Big Cuz

A new television series seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families. The show, Little J & Big Cuz, has been devised, written and directed by Indigenous creatives from across Australia.

Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 1: ‘Today you are you’
Dr Seuss and quality teaching Part 1: ‘Today you are you’

Professor Nan Bahr uses the works of Dr Seuss as a guide through two important personal attributes for teachers. Part 1 explores humour.

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