Classroom Teaching

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.
Work is good
Work is good
Maths struggle is a positive Maths can be hard but that's a good thing, some work and persistence makes for resilient students who can solve problems and collaborate.
Remote learning
Remote learning
Remote learning benefitted wellbeing, student voice and gifted and talented students It was good for most
Lanella Sweet, Extension and Enrichment Teacher, Wesley College
Financial literacy
Financial literacy
Develop primary kids’ financial and civic literacy The Australian Taxation Office has co-designed a resource with primary school teachers.
Too much time on NAPLAN
Too much time on NAPLAN
Excessive time dedicated to teaching to NAPLAN Data have indicated just how much time has been spent teaching to the NAPLAN maths assessment since the test was dropped for this year.
Inclusion
Inclusion
New online platform to support the autistic in classrooms https://www.inclusioned.edu.au/inclusionED is a new online professional learning community helping the inclusion of students on the autism spectrum.
Hidden gifts
Hidden gifts
Beyond the worksheet: creativity and resilience in online learning The ‘new normal’ of online learning from home is stressful for parents juggling work and supervision and intimidating for teachers
Tanya Rao is a teacher, writer and soon-to-be mother
Visible learning
Visible learning
How do you know they’ve learnt? IanWorley was appointed principal of Quirindi High School in July of 2016 and an early decision after he had settled in was to implement a three-year Visible Learning School Improvement Process.
Some distance
Some distance
Collaboration while distancing Classrooms will need to navigate social distancing guidelines and screens between students might be a solution.
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