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Coping With NAPLAN

This week NAPLAN starts in Victoria. These tests are sat to "provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals about student achievement which can be used to inform teaching and learning programs." However, more often than not, they cause a huge amount of stress for said students, parents, teachers and principals. So, what's the key … Continue reading Coping With NAPLAN

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Getting to Know Your New Class

It's that time of year again!! Schools are starting over the next few days. What do you do to get to know your class? Here are some fun ideas I use in therapy: A game of Two Truths and a Lie. Everyone has to come up with two things about themselves, and one lie. Everyone … Continue reading Getting to Know Your New Class

Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Levels 3-6

The final part of our series of ideas to make your classroom more emotionally literate. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’ that students are expected to meet. … Continue reading Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Levels 3-6

Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Level 1 & 2

This is part 2 of a series focusing on how to support emotional development, resilience and relationships in the everyday classroom. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’ … Continue reading Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Level 1 & 2

Having an Emotionally Literate Classroom

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’ that students are expected to meet. These are: Critical and Creative Thinking Ethical Intercultural Personal and Social The area of Personal … Continue reading Having an Emotionally Literate Classroom

Supporting Development Through Play

‘Play, as a medium for curriculum delivery, is recognised as the most appropriate way for young children to learn’ Neaum & Tallak, 1997 Did you know that this week is Children’s Week? This is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. Throughout the country there are a range of … Continue reading Supporting Development Through Play