Every day, every week, every month provides primary teachers with opportunities to use the news of the day to teach.
“To teach what?” you ask.
Well — not to put too fine a point on it — LOTS OF STUFF!
Who says teachers have to categorise all leaning into “timetable-sized chunks” for easy digestion.
Who says indeed?
Like, LAW WEEK this week offers so many opportunities to teach aspects of English (how the law SHOULD BE WRITTEN), reading comprehension (the Old Melbourne Gaol, and the hangings there!), the Ghosts of parliament house, and in Maths, the way lawyers charge, the entertainment this week through mock trials, how juries work (12 Angry Men, etc.) and so on.
But, what a GREAT way to teach maths in a REAL way!
And that’s just in LAW WEEK.
What about Mothers’ Day, or Royal Baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Windsor, or 2-year-old George Windsor, or Prince harry and his adoring minions, or the Federal Budget, or the Soccer v AFL debate, or discount shopping, or … or …
Our Maths Worksheets do this. But why don’t YOU do it as well, at your school?
Just a thought!