21 Feb is International Mother Language Day – a opportunity for educators to recognise, honour, and advance the inclusion of Mother Languages in their school community. Bruce Pascoe and First Languages Australia are here to guide your journey to recognising the importance of Aboriginal and Indigenous languages, and a few simple ways to incorporate them into your classroom, regardless of year level or subject, today!
Everyone likes to feel that they are in control, and your students are certainly no different. Here’s one simple technique to avoid the need for control turning into a conflict within your classroom.
I love Valentine’s day! (…get it?) It’s a day to celebrate all things love! Yes, I know, a lot of you HATE it – particularly how commercialised it is. But pooey to you, I love holidays that encourage happiness, and…
How online teaching in the era of coronavirus could be just the wake up call schools need to improve their use of technology
I designed a 2-part assessment item for our year 8 science classes – it worked really well!
As educators, I believe it is so important to not get stuck in a pedagogy rut. This year I did something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years – host a pre-service (or student) teacher.
Looking back on the year, it is important to recognise the things you accomplished and are proud of.
It was such an odd experience to be a true learner again! I didn’t know a whole heap about the topics in the course (hence why I was doing it), and I’ve never done an online course before, so I was quite new to the whole experience. What I discovered was a little bit of a surprise.