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Take 5 Episode 2: Grammar

Take 5 podcasts aim to provide listeners with five points to consider for their classroom practice. Many teachers seem nervous about teaching grammar. In this podcast TRIO discuss where to start and how to make the teaching of grammar connect with what the class is reading and writing.

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Take 5 Episode 1: Differentiation

Take 5 podcast aims to provide listeners with five points to consider for their classroom practice. This podcast addresses the question of differentiation within primary classrooms. Students who may need differentiation are discussed. Differentiation in content, product, process and environment are unpacked.

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Measuring what we value in education

Professor Jim Tognolini explains how it is both possible, and important, to measure values. He explains the process that can be used to develop descriptors and rubrics to measure them.

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The Teacher’s Voice in Educational Assessment

Professor Jim Tognolini from the Centre for Educational Measurement and Assessment (CEMA), University of Sydney asserts that assessment is a central activity in all education and that its main function is to improve learning. He stresses that the teacher’s voice and professional judgement are essential in this process.

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Remote Possibilities Special Part II: Low SES Communities

Jowen Hillyer emphasises the importance of understanding unique school community needs and ensuring the structure of online schooling works for families.

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Remote Possibilities Special Part I: When online works

Jowen Hillyer has experience building relationships, beginning new classes and teaching well in completely online subjects.

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Remote Teaching Special Part III: Class dynamic and wellbeing

Rosemary Henzell emphasises the role of teachers in supporting students and colleagues in this difficult and unusual setting.

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Remote Teaching Special Part II: Assessing learning online

Rosemary Henzell reflects on the challenges of the online environment and the importance of noticing all your students and their learning.

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Remote Teaching Special Part I: Setting up online

Rosemary Henzell shares her experiences setting up manageable online lessons and plans.

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Aboriginal Studies 11-12

Cath Jeffery explains why all schools should offer Aboriginal Studies.

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