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
This video has closed captioning
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?

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
This video has closed captioning
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.

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.

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
51:53

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
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.

Teachers push back on NAPLAN
7:22

Teachers push back on NAPLAN

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

Catholic school puts an end to tests
5:31

Catholic school puts an end to tests

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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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.

Early childhood education and Sesame Street
9:01

Early childhood education and Sesame Street

Clip from 60 Minutes

Literacy

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
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.

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary
7:48

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
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.

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
6:01

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
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".