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Posts by Kirsten Torresan

LiteracyPlanet celebrates its 11th anniversary

LiteracyPlanet turns 11 this September! On the 15th of September, 2009, LiteracyPlanet made its mark on schools across the country. Since 2009, LiteracyPlanet has expanded into the US, UK and international markets and we are now teaching English literacy skills in over 100 countries across the world. Over the past 11 years, we have had…

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Key takeaways from remote learning

Remote learning has become a new norm during the pandemic. As students become accustomed to learning online, it is helpful to have key principles in place for remote learning. Consider the following tips for a successful remote learning experience: Be flexible Let students control their pace of learning. Assign tasks and due dates but let…

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Justifying resources in your school

It’s that time of year where programs and activities are being reviewed and justified. When accessing programs such as LiteracyPlanet, you need to know your return on investment. Doing a good audit of your programs is a good place to start to see if they’re helping or hindering your efforts. Consider the following: Be a…

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Your guide to better literacy teaching

Teaching literacy can be difficult. It is more than teaching reading skills. Literacy includes reading, writing, comprehension, speaking and creating oral, visual and print texts. While it appears to be all-encompassing, there are a few techniques that can make the literacy teaching experience easier. Consider these tips: Prepare in advance It might go without saying…

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Encouraging creativity in the classroom

Creativity is not a fixed element – it is a highly sought after way of thinking that can be taught in the classroom. Even the teachers who don’t consider themselves creative can incorporate creativity in the classroom. But what’s the fuss you ask? Creativity leads to better problem solving and many fields of work require…

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Your sneak peek into what’s next

We have something new coming your way! As of September, there will be a new program released with brand new features we know you’ll love. Here at LiteracyPlanet, we are all about making education fun, so that’s what we have endeavoured to do with our new program. Take a sneak peek… A new face lift…

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Teaching emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence can help or hinder your performance and wellbeing as an adult. Generally speaking, we don’t associate emotional intelligence with children as we do with adults. Students can be overlooked, however, emotional intelligence can make a student thrive both in the classroom and outside at home and in the community. Emotional intelligence is described…

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How to re-engage students after lockdown

Approaching school post-lockdown is challenging for some students. These students have had the opportunity to access home-schooling for the potential first time in their life. But as normal life resumes, students are going to have to remember what attending school feels like again. The challenge now lies amongst educators to get kids back into their…

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What’s new for LiteracyPlanet

We are always endeavouring to improve our product, that’s why we are excited to share an update to our new program. There are new additions and improvements which will be covered below. What is new? The program encourages personalisation of student learning pathways and allows teachers to interpret student progress and performance in an easy…

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Back to school after COVID-19

COVID-19 was a disruption for nearly all industries earlier this year. As we see a lift in the restrictions, teachers and students are slowly heading back to school. Getting your students back in focus will remain key during this transitional phase. Below are some helpful tips for adjusting to a new normal: Routines Humans crave…

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