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Archive for April, 2009

VIT (at last) offers 21st century option

Posted by Lisa Hill on April 28, 2009

news_hero At last, at last, at last.

If there is one thing that annoys me more than having to pay ever-increasing registration fees to VIT for the privilege of teaching in this state, it is receiving their pointless iteach newsletter on glossy paper every now and again.

The good news is that they are replacing it with a quarterly and teachers can elect to receive it by email.

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Throw a Post-It Party

Posted by Lisa Hill on April 17, 2009

Here’s a clever way for parents at home to interest children in character development in the books they read. Using Post-It Notes, children note aspects of character as they read, so that discussion can focus on this aspect of the story. For full instructions, see Brendan’s Blog at the Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau Thanks to Sally Cripps from ANZ LitLovers for the tip!

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CBCA shortlist 2009

Posted by Lisa Hill on April 1, 2009

Thanks to Kevin Parker over at Book Award Tragic for a succinct overview of the 2009 CBCA shortlist.

I’d like to see Wizard of Rondo win the award for Younger Readers, I’m a bit underwhelmed by the nominations for the Early Childhood section, and I like both Sunday Chutney and Nobody Owns the Moon for Picture Book of the Year.

Let’s see what the judges come up with!

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