Kids Deserve to Be Taught

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Kids deserve to be taught. When students don’t have foundational knowledge, expecting them to learn and discover things on their own is not an effective way to teach. Imagine This Scene Last year, I was extremely excited. After nearly half a century of walking this Earth, I was finally going to see snow – and … Read more

10 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for 2021

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Most teachers I know care deeply about helping their students succeed at school, and if you are reading this article, you are undoubtedly one of them. Yet, research has revealed some teaching strategies have far more impact than others. These are evidence-based teaching strategies. Busy teachers have so many demands on their time that it … Read more

Learn to Spell with Spelling Mastery

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Do your students struggle with spelling? Sadly, a lot of Australian students do. Learning to spell is difficult. In 2013, over 20 thousand Year 3 children failed to achieve above the national minimum standard for spelling((See NAPLAN National Report 2013)). That’s more than 1 in 10 children or 13.4% of Year 3 students across the … Read more