29 September, 2015
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Home Journals – Getting Parents Involved

I read this excellent article from Shelley Gray regarding home journals. The idea is for students to summarise their weeks class experiences during the last week in their journal, and parents writing a written response to their child in the same … Continue reading

22 July, 2015
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Class Participation using Playing Cards

One of the joys of relief teaching at the moment is the privilege of visiting many different classrooms and seeing a variety of classroom management techniques. Today I saw a great idea for choosing students to participate in class discussions. In this … Continue reading

18 October, 2014
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Book Review: Accelerating the Literacy Development of Indigenous Students

Review of Accelerating the Literacy Development of Indigenous Students by Brian Gray.   AITSL Standards: 1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students 6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice … Continue reading