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Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years
Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years

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. For today’s activity, the class created their own picture story books about the animals they’d spotted while out on Country.

Upgrading your skills and supporting others
Upgrading your skills and supporting others

Taking a postgraduate qualification is an opportunity to not only upgrade your personal skill-set, but also add to the collective staff expertise in your school community.

A tailored approach to STEM learning
A tailored approach to STEM learning

This month, we’ve been finding out how Parklands Christian College introduced a STEM Studies elective. Here, Kristie Schulz talks about student assessment and reflects on some of the highlights and challenges of the last 12 months.

Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach
Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach

Findings from an evaluation of upper primary and middle school students’ science inquiry skills suggest there is room for improvement in implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach, at least in terms of students’ abilities to undertake scientific inquiry.

Lesson planning – events and themes for 2018
Lesson planning – events and themes for 2018

With the beginning of the New Year comes a new range of worldwide celebrations, events and commemorations. For teachers wanting to plan around a theme, there are several global and national events in this 2018 summary to help guide learning opportunities throughout the year.

STEM Studies – our school’s story
STEM Studies – our school’s story

In 2017, Parklands Christian College in Brisbane launched a new elective for Year 10s called STEM Studies. In this first instalment of a three-part series, Kristie Schulz – Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science – explains how the journey began.

High performing students regulate their own learning
High performing students regulate their own learning

New research shows that high performing Grade 5-8 students in mathematics and reading exhibit greater self-regulated learning skills than their lower performing counterparts.

Intervention programs for disengaged boys
Intervention programs for disengaged boys

These high school educators have developed an intervention program for disengaged male students that mixes weekly lessons with intensive physical training sessions and challenges.

Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced
Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced

Three Australian teachers have just been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2018. Who made the shortlist for the US $1 million prize? Find out in today’s article.

Mental health biggest issue for youth
Mental health biggest issue for youth

Mental health is now the number one national concern for young people in Australia, according to Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey – the first time in its 16 year history. Coping with stress, body image and depression also take out three of the top four spots in the list of personal concerns.