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Learning Times Tables

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Are children as young as 5 really suffering maths anxiety and crying on their way to school?

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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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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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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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Principals – Effects on Learning

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Research tells us that school principals can make the same level of improvement in results on every student in a school as a high quality teacher does on the students he or she teaches.

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Homework – Relevant and Short

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Excessive homework is often at the insistence of parents. But his is about taking control. It is about applying good homework tasks that are based on sound research findings. 

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Autism and Schools

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Autism and Schools Autism and Schools is a post that deals only with Level 1 Autism, known as Aspergers Syndrome. How A Diagnosis Is Made:  The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are the two most influential and widely used handbooks when diagnosing Asperger’s syndrome.  […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory, Literacy In Schools

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory Whole Language Theory Dominated Literacy Teaching. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole  language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach based on whole language theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a […]

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity, Literacy

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children […]

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