106 episodes

The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy learning.

Literacy expert and co-founder of Cue Learning Sharon Callen and special expert guests provide practical literacy insights that you can apply in the classroom today.

At Cue Learning, our literacy specialists draw on over 30 years of teaching and international consulting experience to deliver world-class learning solutions. We equip, empower and support teachers to become their authentic selves, using the fullness of the Australian curriculum.

To find out about upcoming webinars, and about how Cue can help you and your school, visit http://www.cuelearning.com.au/.

And you can get even more amazing teaching resources, right now, at https://www.teachific.com.au/.

To make sure you don’t miss any literacy learning tips and insights, please subscribe to our show on your favourite podcast player.

Produced by Apiro Media https://apiropodcasts.com

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    • Education
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy learning.

Literacy expert and co-founder of Cue Learning Sharon Callen and special expert guests provide practical literacy insights that you can apply in the classroom today.

At Cue Learning, our literacy specialists draw on over 30 years of teaching and international consulting experience to deliver world-class learning solutions. We equip, empower and support teachers to become their authentic selves, using the fullness of the Australian curriculum.

To find out about upcoming webinars, and about how Cue can help you and your school, visit http://www.cuelearning.com.au/.

And you can get even more amazing teaching resources, right now, at https://www.teachific.com.au/.

To make sure you don’t miss any literacy learning tips and insights, please subscribe to our show on your favourite podcast player.

Produced by Apiro Media https://apiropodcasts.com

    Part 2: New Writing Units Uncovered with Sharon Callen

    Part 2: New Writing Units Uncovered with Sharon Callen

    In the podcast episode, Sharon Callen and team discuss writing units with a focus on joy and effective teaching strategies. They emphasise starting with purpose and using mentor texts to inspire exceptional writing. Sharon highlights the importance of frequent publishing and author studies to engage students and develop their writing skills.

    • 39 min
    Part 1: New Writing Units Uncovered with Sharon Callen

    Part 1: New Writing Units Uncovered with Sharon Callen

    In the podcast, Sharon and Phil explore their learning experiences and compare them with students'. They address teachers' struggles aligning writing teaching with assessments like NAPLAN and stress integrating literature into the curriculum. They discuss planning effective writing units with mentor texts, revising strategies, and interdisciplinary connections, offering practical advice for educators.

    • 37 min
    Part 2: Shared Reading: An Essential Instructional Strategy

    Part 2: Shared Reading: An Essential Instructional Strategy

    In this podcast, Diane Snowball discusses the pedagogical importance of Shared Reading in children's reading experiences. She highlights book selection, fluency, comprehension, and reading strategies. The conversation also covers teaching comprehension strategies and the use of different text genres. The hosts emphasise professional learning and practical aspects of Shared Reading, including the use of poetry and Teachific as a resource for poems. This podcast provides valuable insights for educators aiming to greatly improve their teaching methods in reading.

    • 41 min
    Part 1: Shared Reading: An Essential Instructional Strategy

    Part 1: Shared Reading: An Essential Instructional Strategy

    Diane Snowball, a highly experienced educator in Australia, discusses the significance of Shared Reading in teaching young children to read. Shared Reading involves reading aloud whilst all children see the text, helping them develop critical literacy skills and a love for reading. The podcast explores suitable texts, and transitioning to independent reading, emphasising its value in comprehension and language development for diverse learners. It underlines the importance of teacher guidance and the lasting impact of Shared Reading on children's reading abilities and enthusiasm for learning.

    • 39 min
    Part 2: Teaching Early Writers - from Program to Professional Plan

    Part 2: Teaching Early Writers - from Program to Professional Plan

    In part two of the podcast, Sharon and team continue their discussion with Grace, a teacher in a Foundation year classroom. They explore various strategies for helping young children develop their writing skills, including the use of sentence stems, word walls, alphabet strips, and mentor texts. The importance of fostering a positive learning culture and individualised progress is highlighted. The podcast underscores the significance of empowering students to view themselves as writers and fostering their love for writing.

    • 39 min
    Part 1: Teaching Early Writers - from Program to Professional Plan

    Part 1: Teaching Early Writers - from Program to Professional Plan

    In the podcast, host Sharon and Grace, an early education teacher, discuss teaching young students to write, emphasising igniting their writing passion by tapping into their interests, valuing and publishing their work, and using the curriculum, mentor texts, anchor charts, and side-by-side coaching to develop young writers' skills and confidence. They highlight the importance of word noticing and the multi-sound capabilities of letters, aiming to empower students as enthusiastic and capable writers.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

MsFim ,

Wonderful- like a mentor whispering little pieces of teaching gold!

It feels like having a mentor in your pocket sharing pearls of wisdom!

Rosiejt13 ,

Amazing

Amazing information included in these podcasts! A must for all teachers and parents!

Renee Coventry ,

Outstanding

Phil and Sharon are leaders in the field. This is a great resource for educators.

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