This year Bendigo based Education publisher Kluwell are celebrating their 20th year in business. Bendigo, Victoria: In the mid-1990s, two Victorian teachers, Stan Kluzek and Andrew Coldwell, shared what they like to call ‘a light bulb moment’ about a reading journal they were using with primary school students – they figured it could be improved […]
Education Spotlight Ollie’s World: Interactive Sustainability Ollie’s World is a child-friendly site that tackles issues relating to sustainability and the environment. The site has two sections: adult and kids. The adult section contains information for teachers and an online shop. The kid’s section is packed with the fun stuff and covers Ollie’s four R’s of […]
Highlights of presentation from Oakhurst Community Primary School, Swindon talking about using the READ IT – Home Reading journals at their school.
What do YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Dropbox, Facebook, Wikipedia and PowerPoint have in common? They were all voted into the first 20 of Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. The list is an interesting read – it demonstrates the diversity of teaching methods employed worldwide, and the variety of tools available online. But while the list […]
When your child is learning to read do you often wonder whether your child understands what he/she reads? Believe us when we say, you are not alone. It can be hard to judge whether a child is reading by numbers, or actually comprehending the meaning of a text. And it can be just as hard to […]
Playing the name game doesn’t have to be hurtful. In fact engaging in word-play through reading, rhyming games, jokes and conversation can help your child articulate his/her thoughts more clearly. Such games can also encourage your child to think empathetically when they understand how hurtful words can be when used irresponsibly. And more importantly rhyming […]
Homework is one of the most contentious activities in the family home. Let’s face it, most parents get sick of the fighting or downright stubborn refusals; most kids can think of ninety thousand things they’d rather be doing. Believe it or not, it is worth all of the nagging and frustration. Education research suggests the […]
If you are like many parents, you probably don’t remember how you learnt to speak and read. This state of affairs may cause a great deal of uncertainty if you have a child learning to read at home, but don’t despair. We have some easy tips that will get your beginner engaged and turning pages before […]
Read our User’s Guide to the Kluwell Book series A useful guide for a school or parent to enable the successful implementation of “Kluwell My Home Reading” Journals. Contains a photocopiable HANDOUT for parents to explain their role in supporting the use of the journals.
Education Spotlight: Cool Australia – teaching sustainability on an educational site Cool Australia is dedicated to educational leadership in ‘educating for a sustainable future’. The site is in line with Australian curriculum requirements and includes curriculum resources for teachers and learning activities and a digital toolbox for students. For Teachers Teachers can access an amazing […]