Category Archives: Classroom Practice

Reduce Reuse and Rethink: New QM Resource

                                                        Recycling and the Australian Curriculum Teaching is characteristically a time poor occupation and no more so than in the modern classroom. In our efforts to deliver the entire curriculum (in a perfect classroom with well-behaved children who attend school … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be scientifically discriminative

It’s the school holidays in Queensland and the seconded teachers at QM are taking a well-earned break. This provides me with an opportunity to pen a few words whilst our teaching experts are away! Science has been at the forefront … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus Coming Soon (6th June 2012)

Do you want to engage your students in a spectacular event that they will never again see in their lifetime? If so , then get planning for the transit of Venus. Australia is ideally located for viewing this event, since the … Continue reading

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Science Quotes in the Classroom and an Introduction

“We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.” That quotation is attributed to the philosopher Jean Jacques Rosseau. But why stop at giving students a taste—can we get them drooling over science? Well, at … Continue reading

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Classification with Year 7 (Australian Curriculum)

A couple of weeks ago I started working with a teacher at a local primary school. Her year 7 class had finished most of their science course for the year so we developed a short unit on classification that the … Continue reading

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Sustainability Focus in new Australian Curricula

Sustainability is one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the new Australian curricula. This topic can be incorporated quite easily into teaching units for the new Science, History, and English curricula that are to be implemented in 2012. As stated … Continue reading

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QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum

Recently, our seconded teachers finished producing and labelling some new kits and these are now available for borrowing through QM Loans. These new kits are External Features and Micro Marvels. The first one is linked to Years 1 & 3, … Continue reading

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