Archive / Tips

RSS feed for this section

Children with Problematic Behaviours

Children with Problematic Behaviours Children with problematic behaviours are receiving focus over the last few years. These children are causing havoc in our classrooms and playgrounds. But are these children really problematic or just naughty. A group of teachers recently discussed this matter and all of those present told stories of the times they were […]

Hooked on Spelling

All About Spelling Works !!! Over the last few years I have been using an excellent spelling resource that produces amazing results. That resource  is  All About Spelling. I am telling you about this program because I have noticed on different forums that parents and teachers have been concerned about the way some children are being taught spelling. This has […]

Strategies Improve Student Motivation

When it comes to learning about shares to invest and make money one of my sons reads about three related books each fortnight. This activity has been continued over approximately twelve months. This man is highly motivated. We can reasonably draw this conclusion based on his close attention when learning about the topic and his eagerness […]

Behavioural Management Techniques in the Classroom

“Give me a lever long enough and single handed I can move the world. It’s just not possible any longer to “figure it out” from the top, and have everyone else following the orders of the “grand strategist.” This statement is also true for behavioural management techniques in the classroom. The organizations that will truly excel […]


NAPLAN Spelling is one of the tests that is conducted in Australia’s National testing regime. It measures the ability of children in spelling in Years 3, 5 & 9. Some of the questions are repeated in consecutive years, obviously, to see the change in the spelling behaviours. Spelling is a rule based, alphabetic principled exercise that is […]

Decoding Word Strategies

How often do you listen to your child read and notice that when he comes to decoding  multisyllabic words, he mumbles and keeps on going? I have experienced this so many times that I wonder if it is in the DNA! These are the children who aren’t self monitoring for meaning, they are getting the […]


Well here it is again-NAPLAN!  NAPLAN, for those who don’t live in Australia, is whole nation testing in Year Five, Seven and Nine in the areas of English and Math. It comes around so quickly that NAPLAN Tips is possibly the best I can offer at this time. In this article I want to take a wander down […]

The Importance of Vocabulary in Language Learning.

    The importance of vocabulary in language learning can’t be underestimated. The only way that an adult could understand the difficulties presented during language learning is to enter a new course where the vocabulary of the specific field is not known an understood. An Example: I am learning how to build my website and continue […]

UA-91392339-1 googleaf0c2679ecb8e9fb.html