Australian schools are lucky that they can independently choose pedagogies. There has been a positive shift to move towards creative or inquiry delivery (especially in the Primary years) over the past decade or so. Meaning that schools are choosing a curiosity-engagement-creativity linear style for teaching outcomes. ACARA too (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) has created a Critical and Creative Thinking aspect for the assessment of curriculum, however unfortunately standardized testing is still the outcome of our schools importances (especially in Secondary).
To positively engage and teach a child we must be realistic about; emotions, feelings, struggles and milestones! It is about how we, as adults, can control the environment to be that of positive reinforcements and support. Rather than nurturing an environment of negativity and remorse.
We’re hearing you parents! You are frustrated, overworked. You have done your research, you have set up a classroom environment at home. You have written timetables, looked at learning platforms, developed schedules and rules with your kids. However they still seem to be unsettled, unhappy and not as independent as you would have hoped by now.
Remote Learning and the Difficulties Remote learning is by no means the ideal situation for any individual. As adults, we are certainly feeling the pressures of COVID-19s environment and there is no doubt that the children are feeling it too. Just like we are missing things, so are they! Positive Teaching, thought we would take... Continue Reading →