Vale Richard GillNovember 09, 2018
Renowned Australian conductor, educator, advocate — and, more recently, television celebrity — Richard Gill died on 28 October, a matter of days before he would have turned a youthful and energetic 77.
Your Workplace ContactsNovember 09, 2018
The tumultuous years of Terry Metherell’s control of the Education Ministry sowed the seeds of activism and fairness in a young Luke Di Salvia.
Phonics and the literacy journey, part 3: A compelling case for poetry every dayNovember 09, 2018
Use poetry, song, literature, drama and the visual arts every day in your classroom to help students’ oral language development, lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Dr Kathy Rushton says.
NSW signs bilateral schools funding agreementNovember 08, 2018
NSW has signed a bilateral agreement with the Federal Government that will deliver an additional $6.4 billion to public schools over the next ten years.
Association Spotlight: BlayneyNovember 08, 2018
Blayney is a small country town in the central west of the state, situated between Bathurst and Orange, the two regional centres in the area.
History Lesson: Local efforts at the core of union successesNovember 08, 2018
Federation has long-standing staffing-related policies that seek to benefit students and teachers: a statewide staffing system built upon transfers, class sizes, permanency and the promotions system. But staffing improvements in these areas have only been achieved because of the contribution of teachers’ local activities.
Phonics and the literacy journey, part 2: Go from the meaningful to the abstractNovember 08, 2018
Laughing kids learn, curriculum consultant David Hornsby reminded teachers attending the Centre for Professional Learning’s course, Understanding the Role of Phonics in the Literacy Journey.
Phonics and the literacy journey, part 1: Start with quality, literary textsNovember 07, 2018
The purpose of reading is to make meaning of text in the broadest sense, so that should be a priority from the moment a child is born, Professor Robyn Ewing told K-6 teachers at a Centre for Professional Learning literacy course recently.