Semester 2 2019

This edition of the JPL travels to country NSW, with a focus on Rural Work Education. There are also special features for the secondary school about improving confidence and success in Stage 6, developing creativity in Music, and the importance of physical activity for senior students. For K-12, there is support for teachers of students with Autism and EAL/D students in mainstream settings, as well as insights into lesson observations and what all teachers should understand about coding in our work and daily lives. Beyond NSW, Ben Williamson takes readers to the big issues of the Ed-tech Industry through his critical study of the ClassDojo App.

For your Classroom

Unlocking Their Futures: The Arts, Career Development and Authentic Learning K-12

Kaity Conn’s students in rural NSW have experienced terrific success through career education and your students can too… I was...


Practical Creativity with Tangible Outcomes

Graham Sattler suggests an approach to combining music, emotion, language and technology in your classroom using the NSW Music Syllabus…...


Building Confidence and Success in Stage 6

Khya Brooks suggests an approach to the HSC which can reduce everyone’s anxiety… On the day my first HSC classes’...


For your Staffroom

Supporting Students with Autism: Strategies that Really Work in the Classroom

Roselyn Dixon explains how to create an autism-friendly environment in mainstream settings… Introduction If educationalists try to follow a “recipe”,...


Observations in the ‘Mother Country’

Sally Saunders compares lesson observation practice between her NSW and UK experiences and concludes we are well ahead… Not so...


What Everyone Should Know About Coding

Ben Zunica demystifies coding for students and educators alike…   Coding for everyone Computer coding has been taught in schools...


For your Future

Tell Me Your Story: Working with EAL/D Students in Mainstream Classrooms

Kathy Rushton and Joanne Rossbridge make the case for nurturing first languages when teaching English… In contemporary Australia teachers are...


Killer Apps for the Classroom? Developing Critical Perspectives on ClassDojo and the ‘Ed-tech’ Industry

Ben Williamson raises significant questions for teachers and school systems to consider when apps such as ClassDojo are permitted entry...


Why Exercise for Cognitive and Mental Health is Especially Important in the Senior Years

David Lubans, Angus Leahy, Jordan Smith and Narelle Eather make the case for continuing physical activity into the senior school...