‘How can my students possibly use the Seven Steps when they are still learning how to grip a pencil?’ It’s a good question to ask, and luckily, the answer is not hard. Show students how to THINK like authors in ways that are appropriate to their age and stage of literacy development.
For many people, the era of COVID-19 has seen time stretch and contract. Days seem long, or short, or they zip past in a zooming rush. Many Australians look back on lockdown days as a period when time stood still, while others, perhaps still in the middle of it, are wondering if it’s still April….
For many of us, the return to the school year will taste of ash. Ash in our mouths as we answer the questions about how homes and forests burned. Ash in our hearts as we mourn people and places, and millions of dead animals. Ash in our memories with images and memories of heat, fear…
This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday 30 March. From 8:30-9:30PM, we all have one hour when we turn off non-essential electricity, all devices, all screens. The world goes dark. It feels quieter, peaceful – and that is the point. Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007 as an initiative of the World Wide Fund…