Author Archives: Mary Keating

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Enquiry Tasks in Primary Schools

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An enquiry task is often given to students with almost no introduction to the topic. That’s often the norm. Kids are learning very little from this method of teaching unless given a lot more support.

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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls, Science

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I agree with Professor John Hattie when he says that Enquiry sounds terrific and that the logic of Enquiry learning is well argued. The evidence, however, indicates that it is introduced too early.

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy, Helpful Hints

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Read the text twice with your child. The first reading is for decoding. The second is for comprehension. A learner-reader cannot be expected to decode and comprehend well on one reading.

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science, Teaching Science

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science TIMSS stands for Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. The TIMSS Report for 2011 states: “…there are serious concerns with respect to primary school teachers’ level of science and mathematics training, and some teachers’ confidence and capacity to deliver lessons in these areas.”  It refers to Australian primary school teachers. […]

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Technology Teachers and Myths, School Education

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We can’t have the next generation saying, “Oh, sorry, I can’t take any notes because I haven’t got my iPad”.

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Literacy, Australia

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A further 13% of 4th graders in Australia scored at the Low Benchmark. So 20% are reading at or below the Low Benchmark. Influencing these results is the rate of tiredness and hunger on arrival at school.

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Test, What It Tells Us

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Good readers can skim and scan for general ideas but they must learn to read carefully for detail.

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Creative Writing – Help the Younger Child

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Think of a hamburger. The bread on the top is the introduction. The bread at the bottom is your conclusion. The meat, the salad and the cheese are the paragraphs in between.

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Close Reading and Other Purposes, Literacy

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The child may make a sigh at the end of the reading task with a “Thank goodness that’s over” type of expression. That’s the moment to praise. That’s the moment of achievement.

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