02 October 2019
‘How quick we are as teachers to put our students on the spot to write a complete narrative piece and wonder why we are constantly plagued with, “I can't think!”. South Australian primary school teacher Bec Drozdoff explains how she tackles this challenge in her writing lessons.
01 October 2019
How do the personal musical preferences and practices of early childhood educators shape children’s educational and cultural experiences and understandings? Norwegian researchers have identified five informal roles they term ‘musical pathfinders’.
26 September 2019
In this episode, we take a look at the stories of educators around Australia who are being innovative in the way they engage students in mathematics. We look at a mathematics-based action research project and an exciting new video series on making maths fun.
24 September 2019
How do preschool services support children to develop language and literacy skills and help them get ready for school? A recent study has explored this question and provides some practical literacy activity ideas.
10 September 2019
In today’s Q&A, this Spanish language teacher from the UK shares how he went about building a website filled with language resources and recommends some of the programs he’s found to work best with his students.
09 September 2019
A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.
05 September 2019
In the first episode of Teacher Talks, Dr Lyn Sharratt sits down with Rebecca Vukovic to discuss a powerful school leadership approach, Learning Walks and Talks, in front of a live audience of teachers and school leaders in Melbourne.
04 September 2019
Teachers looking for culturally diverse Australian children’s books can search a new, free database, compiled by volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The searchable fields include Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework codes.
08 August 2019
A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.
06 August 2019
Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?
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