Inquiry and learning: Kath Murdoch TED Talk

This is a TED Talk that had popped up on my feed a few times, and now I’ve watched it, I can see why. What if more classrooms were habitats in which wonder thrived? What if classrooms were places that children knew their questions would be heard? What if it was more exciting in a […]…

ANZAC Day 2017

Two books which it seemed appropriate to save for this year’s commemoration – both of them not to be missed. Kokoda: Younger Readers edition – Peter FitzSimons OCT 25, 2016 | 9780734417435 | RRP $14.99 Hachette Australia Imprint: Lothian Children’s Books Journalist Peter FitzSimons has proven himself as Australia’s top non-fiction writer, consistently leading bestseller…

What can we learn from the L3 debacle?

From the outset, concerns were raised about a programme launched in New South Wales to teach early literacy known as “Language, Learning and Literacy” or simply “L3”. In Winter 2015, Learning Difficulties Australia published a feature article in their magazine about the programme. According to this article: “The L3 guidelines involve small group teaching within […]…