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PETAA Grant to ALPAA members

ALPAA members may be interested to know that the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) has awarded their 2016 research grant to two ALPAA scaffolders, Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin. They will be researching how to scaffold Maths and Science at two schools: Maningrida CEC in...

Brainwaves Forum 2

DOn't forget, our first Brainwaves forum begins Monday 29th August, featuring a second discussion paper written by Dr Brian Gray. It's not too late to register. If you would like to take part, register  here.

New on the ALPAA website

Under the PD heading, two more videos from the ALPAA conference last year: Wendy Cowey's keynote 'I didn't know I could'; and the Q&A session with academics, consultants and school leaders talking about strengths and challenges of being involved with AL pedagogy.

Brain Waves Forum 1

A big thank you to Thea Knott, who hosted our first Brain Waves discussion forum, and to Dr Brian Gray whose stimulus paper and daily responses continued to provoke and stretch our brains. Thank you also to those who kept the discussion going.We meandered from alignment and attunement, to the...

From our first 'Brain waves'...

From Brian Gray, Sunday: Our cognition is encoded via emotion and internal physical responding to our experiences. These emotional/somatic processes encode and facilitate (or hinder and distort) the learning that occurs in the classroom. When we humiliate learners we distort and hinder their...

New on the ALPAA website

Three new Vimeo videos have been posted, recorded at our ALPAA national conference last year. Matt Lotherington from Maningrida CEC, 'Sad Old Eva' on differentiating in writing in a Primary classroom; Eddie Pollard from Cowandilla PS, 'Writing a Restaurant Review' and Brendan Franzone, Wongutha...

Brainwaves Forum 1

DOn't forget, our first Brainwaves forum begins next Monday, 30th May, featuring a paper written by Dr Brian Gray. It's not too late to register. If you would like to take part, register here. 

New text notes: Animal Farm

From time to time, as they become available, ALPAA publishes text notes for teachers of various year levels. This month we offer the notes for 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. You can find the notes by following the trail from the 'Resources' dropdown at the top of the home page. 

Announcing 'Brainwaves': our...

ALPAA is pleased to offer a series of three online discussion forums for 2016. After a successful symposium held in Adelaide alongside the ALPAA national conference last year, requests were made for further brain food for practitioners who want to engage with the theory. Brainwaves is the result....

The story of Driver

A note from Wendy Cowey: Teachers might be interested to know that the story of Driver from the book Animal Heroes by Anthony Hill is going out of print. Teaching notes on Driver appear in the notes section of this website and are particularly appropriate for upper primary classes with Anzac Day...

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