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  • Phonological and phonemic awareness skills

    Phonological and phonemic awareness skills

    Friday, 03 August 2018

    Does your school require you to use a specific phonics program but you’re a bit unsure whether your students have the...

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  • Find your treasure during Book Week

    Find your treasure during Book Week

    Thursday, 02 August 2018

    In the words of Walt Disney, ‘There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island’.

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  • Australian Curriculum Global geography

    Australian Curriculum Global geography

    Tuesday, 31 July 2018

    Introduction

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  • Get innovative with Science Week!

    Get innovative with Science Week!

    Monday, 30 July 2018

    Did you know that Thomas Crapper mass produced the flushing toilet in the 1880s (and conveniently provided us with a slang term for the toilet)? Or that Pokémon was created in 1995 by autistic Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri?

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  • R.I.C Publications nominated for three Australian Educational Publishing Awards

    R.I.C Publications nominated for three Australian Educational Publishing Awards

    Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    This year marks 25 years of the Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). We are delighted to announce that we ha

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  • Freebie Friday - Global geography

    Freebie Friday - Global geography

    Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    Following on from our previous blog 'Teaching geography through ICT capabilities', today's freebie includes some sample units from our upcoming series Australian Curriculum Global geography . Click below to download samples for Years 3–6, with units focusing on the tropical climate zone, flying overseas, Europe and Singapore statistics. All units utilise ICT and will make your geography lesson much more enjoyable!

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  • Teaching geography through ICT capabilities

    Teaching geography through ICT capabilities

    Monday, 09 July 2018

    Are you looking to include more ICT into your geography program? Our soon-to-be-released Global geography series incorporates ICT into every one of the lesson plans!

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  • Real-world, skill-based education mandated in Finland by 2020!

    Real-world, skill-based education mandated in Finland by 2020!

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Have you heard the news about Finland? As a world-renowned leader in the education system, Finland will be removing the study of traditional school subjects and replacing them with the study of an individual phenomena/event. As a teacher, how would you receive this news?

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  • Celebrate 100 days of school

    Celebrate 100 days of school

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Congratulations! We have made it to 100 days of school! Your students are 100 days brighter, 100 days smarter and 100 days cooler. This week's freebie is a set of certificates, a '100 days' hat, and a set of merit awards and bookmarks to use in your classroom. We have also provided a black and white version for you to customise with your students. We would love to see how you have used these in your classroom – don't forget to tag us on social media (@ricpublications) or send photos to mail@ricpublications.com.au .

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  • Tax and super tips for teachers

    Tax and super tips for teachers

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    by Steve Perrica

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  • Teaching strategies for writing

    Teaching strategies for writing

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Introduction

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  • NAIDOC Week 2018 - Because of her, we can

    NAIDOC Week 2018 - Because of her, we can

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    NAIDOC Week runs 8–15 July every year. Even though all Australian schools will be on winter holidays, it doesn't mean that you can't include NAIDOC Week into your lessons either at the end of Term 2 or the beginning of Term 3. This year's theme is 'Because of her, we can', and aims to recognise the significant roles Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played and continue to play in communities at all levels.

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  • Eat your veggies!

    Eat your veggies!

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    A question we hear all too often is, 'How can we get children to eat more vegetables?' Eat Your Vegetables Day is on 17 June and seems the opportune time to discuss this and provide some handy tips.

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  • Do we still need to teach writing?

    Do we still need to teach writing?

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    There are many people, educators and otherwise, who suspect that the onset of the current technological age is the beginning of the end of the need for traditional writing and hence they question the value of teaching the skills associated with writing.

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  • FIFA World Cup!

    FIFA World Cup!

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Get ready for soccer fever! With the FIFA World Cup starting on 14 June, it's the perfect opportunity to pick a clear winter's day to get outside and get your students moving! We have provided some fun posters, including merit awards, a trophy and a fun soccer class (including a warm-up and cool down). Why not extend their soccer learning past the physical aspect? Students could discover the history of the FIFA World Cup, or find the host country (Russia) on a map and learn more about it.

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  • Brain breaks for NAPLAN

    Brain breaks for NAPLAN

    Tuesday, 01 May 2018

    We are firmly back in the clutches of Term 2, meaning NAPLAN is just around the corner. How can we, as teachers, help our students through the NAPLAN tests?

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  • Bitmoji in the classroom

    Bitmoji in the classroom

    Friday, 20 April 2018

    In an increasingly technological world, there are easy ways to incorporate technology into your teaching. One of our favourite, and quick tip—because who doesn't love a teacher timesaver— is through Bitmojis!

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  • Anzac Day classroom bunting

    Anzac Day classroom bunting

    Thursday, 19 April 2018

    It is hard to believe that Term 2 is upon us (spare a thought for our Queensland and Victoria teachers, who are already back with their students). We all know the first few weeks back can be hectic, so invite your kids to take ownership of their learning environment and make their learning purposeful by filling the walls with some bright bunting!

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