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Professional Development

A range of articles that teachers may wish to use to improve their knowledge in certain areas of teaching.

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Professional Development Wellness

Why You Should be Teaching Mindfulness to Improve Student Learning

Exactly how does teaching mindfulness improve student learning? Take a look at the proven benefits and read tips for teaching mindfulness in the classroom.

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Professional Development

Does Class Size Matter? - A Teacher's Point of View

It's a topic that is always debated in the education field!

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10 Benefits to Playing Games in the Classroom

"Play is our brain's favourite way of learning" - Diane Ackeman

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Guest Posts Professional Development

Classroom Mysteries - Perceptual Processing Disorders

Every day in classrooms across Australia, contemporary Educators put on their “Nancy Drew” hats and try to solve the mystery of why one of their students isn’t learning effectively. Faced with a plethora of likely suspects, the investigation continues, until the “culprit” is found. This is the story of one of the unsolved cases...

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Professional Development

5 Differentiation Strategies To 'Individualise' Your Curriculum

Catering to the diverse range of learning needs of students is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges faced by the teachers of today. Read this blog article for ideas on how to mange the diverse learning abilities in your classroom.

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Good Feedback and Intrinsic Motivation Is The Key To Improvement

How many times have you said, “Great job!” to your students? Do they actually know what “Great job!” means?

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Nurturing and Supporting Children with Autism in the Classroom

As a teacher, finding out you have a child with autism in your class for the first time can be a daunting thought.

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A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish

For students to become active participants in the learning process, a learning experience needs to have a reason; with clearly defined and achievable goals.

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Professional Development Reading & Writing

Is Dictation just an Old-Fashioned Teaching Strategy?

How many teachers still use dictation as a teaching tool in their classrooms? How many teachers would consider dictation a waste of time, boring for the students, a ‘teacher-centred’ task?

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Visible Learning in the Classroom

Many Australian schools are transitioning into visible learning classrooms, but what is best practice when it comes to creating a visible learning classroom environment?

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