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What Do We Want to Take Forward?

What Do We Want to Take Forward?

Today, in most states of Australia, a number of our youngest students are heading back to school following a very long break. Many students, teachers and parents will be feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety.  Most of us are dealing with the critical...

Angry All Over Again

Angry All Over Again

I am angry again and my heart is breaking.  The response to the article I published on Friday was encouraging. I was pleased that I had been able to speak on behalf of teachers.This morning I sat to answer the emails we had received. Responses were overwhelmingly...

In Defence of Speaking

In Defence of Speaking

Just as literacy is fluency in reading and writing oracy is fluency in speaking and listening. The ability to convey thoughts and ideas orally in a way that others understand and to understand what others say.