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Financial literacy – where Australia sits

Australia has performed equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

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Improving student writing using a continuum

In an effort to improve student writing, teachers at this New South Wales school developed a writing continuum for students in Kindergarten to Year 10.

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Developing student writing skills

How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.

Long reads

Teaching the language of the curriculum

To be successful in their learning, students need to understand the language of the curriculum – not only to comprehend what’s being said, but also what’s being asked of them.

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Being sensitive when marking student spelling

It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.

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Podcast: Student self-regulation skills

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.

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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.

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Addressing poor spelling habits

Language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone joins Teacher to discuss how educators can address poor spelling habits with senior school students.

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Entrepreneurship education in Finland

Tiina-Maija Toivola joins us from Helsinki to talk about the award-winning Me & MyCity program that gives 6th Graders a chance to spend a day in their chosen profession and learn more about being a consumer and citizen.

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Research Files Ep 28: Early literacy practice

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.

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