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Last week the results from The National Monitoring Study of student achievement revealed that almost 80% our Year 8 students were achieving below the expected curriculum level for their age. The results for writing were not much better. There is still a lot of interpretation to do to identify what may be causing this large […]Read More
There are many ways to think big when it comes to Discovery Time. You may notice children in your class showing a keen interest in particular projects or topics throughout your Discovery Time sessions. These are great opportunities to explore your local and wider community for ways to extend your childrens’ ideas and also to […]Read More
We have recently come across some very interesting articles discussing current research around what impact early, formal learning is having on our children as opposed to informal, play-based programs. The consensus seemsto be, that high quality, play based early-education is good for children’s academic success and well-being but also that our switch to formal, test […]Read More
Many classrooms, as part of their inquiry process, have a ‘Wondering Wall’ or ‘Question Wall’ displayed in order to write up questions that lead into an inquiry topic or to record questions that arise throughout an investigation. Why not create a Discovery Time wall where your older students can write up their own questions, wonderings […]Read More