Classroom Teaching

Techniques
Techniques
Learning how to learn Metaskills are higher-order skills that lay the foundations for learning and succeeding at almost anything in life. Essentially, skills that help us to acquire skills.
Steve Glaveski, author and entrepreneur
Psychology
Psychology
How teachers can engage students learning from home Teachers are very familiar with the challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom, however keeping them interested and on task when they are learning remotely takes this challenge to a whole new level.
Sharon Turner, School Psychologist at Strathcona Girls Grammar
Diversity
Diversity
Catering for diversity of students’ learning abilities in today’s learning environment  Schools have blended  learning and created programs to maximise student engagement and learning outcomes.
Lanella Sweet
Doing well
Doing well
Graduates found to be teaching well The hand wringing around new teachers’ competence seems to be overblown with graduate teachers scoring highly across several measures when compared to experienced teachers.
Self directed
Self directed
Independent learning is a skill that needs nurturing When students get to university they’re expected to direct their own learning to a degree and not all of them are able to do it. It is a skill in of itself and should be taught as other skills are.
Spatial
Spatial
The introduction of spatial technology and spatial thinking and reasoning into primary education Albert Einstein, as well as other well-known physicists and inventors, have been reported to have had high spatial abilities, and that these abilities played an important role in their creativity.
Brett Jones, University of the Sunshine Coast
Insights
Insights
Insights from a home schooling mother of four For parents who were home schooling their children before the virus remote hasn’t been much of an interruption and there is much to be learned from parents who have done it well.
Review
Review
The Australian Mathematics Curriculum: Where did we go wrong? Where can we go right? Australia's current mathematics standards fall short in comparison to other countries such as Singapore.
James Burnett
Declutter and upskill
Declutter and upskill
‘Cluttered Curriculum’ not the crux of our education problem Curriculum Expert shares five layers of an exemplary curriculum
Karen Green, education and curriculum specialist and co-founder of MAPPEN
Online community
Online community
Wodonga school went remote using its LMS Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC), on the Vic/NSW border transitioned its entire student body to remote learning in response to COVID-19 restrictions by leveraging the full capabilities of its learning management system.
Problems solved
Problems solved
Primary students’ mathematical problem-solving skills and the relationship to chess practice Skills used in chess translate to learning maths.
Lanella Sweet
We
We're jammin
Music builds cohesion and essential learning skills Music is about connection so, unsurprisingly, it helps build inclusion for non-English-speaking and refugee students in the Australian school system.
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