Forget the hype

Forget the hype. Go for ‘less is more’.

Fantastic Learning Systems focuses on using journals in the classroom through high-impact teaching strategies(HITS). We particularly zero in on student feedback, metacognition and questioning. Our educational service delivers personalised resources for Years 7, 8 and 9 English classrooms that work to develop the student’s self-regulation of literacy skills. Our approach is the less is more approach as it shifts the teacher’s role from sage on the stage to guide on the side.

From Little Things, Big Things Grow.

I want to pick up on the theme of the song “From Little Things Big Things Grow” by Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody on bringing about a lasting change. It is a theme which I want to bring to the classroom through the engaging practices of teachers’ and students’ journal writing. Based on the story of the Gurindji strike (Wave Hill walk-off) and Vincent Lingiari the song’s message of the Indigenous people’s struggle for land rights and reconciliation casts a giant shadow over any of my puny attempts to communicate to my students the foundational importance of story in their learning how to learn. The story behind the story. Nonetheless, the song draws me …

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