Archive for July 2017

How to Determine Differences Between Learners in Your Classroom

LiteracyPlanet - Determine Differences Between Learners in Your Classroom

Whether you’re new to teaching or are a seasoned professional, you’ll understand that each class and every student is unique. Where some students excel in writing activities, others struggle to remain focused. From tapping their feet, to humming, to clicking their pen, it’s obvious when a student isn’t concentrating on the task at hand. Although…

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New Gonski-inspired funding model

The Turnbull Government has initiated a plan to transition to a more equitable, needs-based funding model for Australian schools. Announced as part of the Australian Government’s 2017-18 budget plans, after heated debate Parliament passed the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 on June 23, 2017. The reform of the Commonwealth’s funding for schools comes more than seven years after Labour commissioned a…

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How to Correct 5 Common Punctuation Mistakes in the Classroom

LiteracyPlanet - Correct 5 Common Punctuation Mistakes in the Classroom

There’s nothing worse than reading through one of your most promising student’s assignments, and it’s riddled with punctuation errors. Commas placed after every second word, misplaced apostrophes, or perhaps no punctuation at all. Their content may be spot on, but without the correct use of punctuation, your student can only achieve a certain grade. It also means that their…

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