Teachers work very hard to help students become competent with mathematics so that they have the skills to progress through the curriculum. We know that within the classroom students have a range of abilities and are at different stages of their skills development journey. If students do not have a strong grasp of the basics in mathematics, it is very hard for them to follow the set curriculum Read more
Have you ever asked a student to read something in class only to then ask them about it, and be met with a blank expression? As teachers, we might be left wondering why this is, particularly when our students sound like they’re reading. But as it turns out, there’s a lot more to reading than just sounding out the words. Reading comprehension involves students engaging in a lot of Read more
Mental health concerns in young and teenage children have increased. According to the government service, Health Direct, studies show that about 1 in 7 children and adolescents in Australia aged 4-17 have recently experienced a mental health concern such as Read more
Learning to read is an important part of every child’s development. It helps children build important, lifelong skills in areas such as language, concentration, critical thinking and memory. Plus, it can be a lot of fun for many children as it expands their imagination and teaches them about a range of interesting topics. There are six components of effective reading: oral language, phonics, Read more
As children progress through primary school, the importance of peer friendships and inclusion in playground activities becomes crucial to the healthy development of their social and emotional wellbeing. When children feel invited, accepted, appreciated, and included they are more likely to perform well at school, have higher self-esteem, and engage in meaningful relationships with both Read more
As a teacher, it is very important to promote positive mental health and wellbeing so that you’re not only looking after your students properly but you’re also looking after yourself. Read more
Strategies for promoting resilience in the classroom are high on the agenda for many schools at the moment, due to the disruptions that students have faced and the increasing need to support mental health outcomes and wellbeing. Children need support, strong relationships, and positive role models in all areas of their life, so promoting resilience in the classroom is a crucial element in the Read more
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