Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
6:01

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
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Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for ...

Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary
7:48

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
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The recruitment of 15 highly paid executive principals tasked with improving the performance of schools in NSW with high proportions of Aboriginal students is starting to pay ...

The recruitment of 15 highly paid executive principals tasked with improving the performance of schools in NSW with high proportions of Aboriginal students is starting to pay off in Tamworth. Hillvue Primary School executive principal Chris Shaw has the authority to choose his own staff and vary the curriculum, and the school's NAPLAN results and level of parent engagement have been transformed.

Early childhood education and Sesame Street
9:01

Early childhood education and Sesame Street

Clip from 60 Minutes

Literacy

11-12
12+
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Liam Bartlett meets Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and the team behind the experiment to see if early childhood could be "disguised" entertainment, 50 years ago this ...

Liam Bartlett meets Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and the team behind the experiment to see if early childhood could be "disguised" entertainment, 50 years ago this year.

Catholic school puts an end to tests
5:31

Catholic school puts an end to tests

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
12+
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It's being described as a radical new experiment in education, the Catholic school that has done away with tests, grades and even year levels. St Luke's Catholic College is ...

It's being described as a radical new experiment in education, the Catholic school that has done away with tests, grades and even year levels. St Luke's Catholic College is delivering a personalised curriculum for every student and it's all being delivered in a brand-new, open plan school with life coaches. But critics are questioning the radical approach to learning.

Empire Of The Word
51:58

Empire Of The Word: Beginnings

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 1, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Empire Of The Word
51:53

Empire Of The Word: Learning To Read

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS May 8, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Empire Of The Word
52:52

Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 15, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Empire Of The Word
51:55

Empire Of The Word: The Future

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS May 22, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Why Do We Talk?
51:05

Why Do We Talk?

SBS June 29, 2010

Biology

Literacy

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did ...

Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.

Inspiring Teachers
24:36

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Susan Reppion Brooke

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 14, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal ...

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal role in their lives. Inspiring Teachers is a four-part documentary series that will explore what makes four teachers in particular inspiring and the impact they have on their students. Inspiring Teachers celebrates the work of teachers who are often undervalued, underpaid and under appreciated. Where does this passion for teaching derive from and how is it conveyed to pupils?

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Mr Michael Parker

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 21, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for ...

Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for the introduction of Critical Thinking classes for Year 7 students that tackles everything from Post Modernism to "where ideas come from".

Inspiring Teachers
24:58

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Nirupa Badve

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 28, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are ...

Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are refugees from war-torn countries and many have never been in a classroom before. For many of them, a computer is something they might have heard of but never had the opportunity to use.

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Miss Tina Valassis

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a ...

In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a religion. Miss Science is more than a science-teaching activist. In this neck of the woods she's a rock star. In her lab Tina instils in her students not only a love of science but offers valuable life skills as well. For her students, many of whom have learning difficulties, her lab becomes their haven and a place where they can truly shine.

Arrows Of Desire
23:51

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC August 10, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us shortly by UA Fanthorpe, This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats, Front Lines by Gary Snyder, Illuminations by Tony Harrison.

Arrows Of Desire
23:50

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC August 17, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: My Mistress eyes are nothing like ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: My Mistress eyes are nothing like the Sunne by William Shakespeare, On the Farm by RS Thomas, This is a Hymn by Lorna Goodison, Lines on the Death of Dr Swift by Jonathan Swift.

Arrows Of Desire
23:50

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 11 ABC August 24, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Advertisement for the ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria by Langston Hughes, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Of Many Worlds in This World by Margaret Cavendish, The Arrival of the Bee Box by Syliva Plath.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Marked For Life

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 September 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some ...

In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some remarkable characters finding their way in a country that has never before opened ordinary life up to cameras in this way and challenges the usual cliches of Arab life charting the highs and lows of the school year.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.