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Volume 38, No. 2

Pilgrims in a foreign land: Teachers using graphic novels as classroom texts

Graphic Novels

Dr Di Laycock explores the experiences of teachers as they implement graphic novels into the classroom and highlights challenges they faced in teaching with graphic novels.

Read the article, Pilgrims in a foreign land: Teachers using graphic novels as classroom texts by Dr Di Laycock

Investigative learning – our journey at Balmain Public School

Investigative learning - our journey at Balmain Public School, with students painting

Ariana Davis (Assistant Principal) and Sophie Parsons (teacher) explain the many benefits of investigative learning in Early Stage 1 and beyond at Balmain Public School, and offer advice for creating investigative learning environments.

Read the article, Investigative learning – our journey at Balmain Public School by Ariana Davis and Sophie Parsons.

Make a difference (MaD) – spotlight on teacher librarians

A city at night, with the words: Make a difference - spotlight on teacher librarians

Three teacher librarians share insights into their professional practice, learning spaces and library initiatives, and explain how this can make a difference to student learning and engagement.

View Make a difference (MaD) – spotlight on teacher librarians, with contributions from Amber Sorensen (Murder in the Library), Jan Poona (mentoring) and Tracy Dawson (genrefying nonfiction).

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