Semester 2 2017

This edition spans the full range of school aged students, from pre-school to the HSC, with Stacey Fox’s argument for two years of pre-school education through to a special focus on teaching Kindergarten, and two guides to support planning for the new Stage 6 English and Science syllabuses. Approaches and resources to inform and support teachers to begin with Aboriginal Education, as well as strategies for introducing Environmental Education into every classroom are also featured. Denis Fitzgerald outlines a new plan for the future of school assessment from Kindergarten to Year 12 and Tom Alegounarias makes the case for Professional Teaching Standards and supporting teachers through to the higher levels of accreditation.

For your Classroom

Dynamic Learning in the First Year of Schooling

Jenny Williams suggests some approaches to starting your kindy kids on their paths to confidence and creativity … This paper...


What a Wonderful World

Nic Hall explains how every teacher can start to teach sustainability and environmental education using the NSW K-12 syllabuses… As...


For your Future

Professional Standards: Threats and Possibilities

Tom Alegounarias suggests that teachers should be aware of moves towards deregulation masquerading as progressive public policy… While the world...


Preschool: Two Years are Better Than One

Stacey Fox makes the case for improved access to high quality preschool education and professional learning … A child’s brain...


For your Staffroom

A Yarn to Begin Aboriginal Education at Your School

Kristy Pugliano reflects upon her own experiences leading Aboriginal Education and shares her story and some resources and key relationships...


A Guide to the New Stage 6 Science Syllabus

Ken Silburn and Cherine Spirou introduce the new Science courses to be implemented for Year 11 in 2018 and Year...