This term in the Arthur Holt Library we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of year 7 on a Wide Reading programme in collaboration with the English Department. The Wide Reading lessons are being conducted on a fortnightly basis during timetabled English classes. The unit is comprised of 4 core … Continue reading YEAR 7 WIDE READING
Ever wondered how we solve problems? I recently took a course called 'education psychology', where we study how the brain works when it comes to teaching and learning. A module on problem solving in particular caught my interest, so I thought I would write about the key things I learnt. According to Roger H. … Continue reading What are Problems & What is Problem Solving?
“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading – Reader Predictions
One of the significant achievements of the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is its ability to tell a substantial and entertaining story in the space of a single day. Although on one hand the film can be considered to be a fast-paced comedy, it does contain some deeper meanings. For example, the director John … Continue reading Movie Society review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Last week the Arthur Holt Library hosted some activities for Year 7 and Year 8 during Science Week. Since we're all about reading, research, writing and creativity, we decided to pull together expertise from different areas and offer several sessions for our boys to attend. Our library staff ran reading workshops and a scientific curiosities … Continue reading #ScienceWeek in the AHL
This week hundreds of thousands of children across Australia are celebrating their love of books with Book Week. Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and has been running since 1945. The CBCA mission statement is; “to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young … Continue reading The Reason for Book Week
Think To direct one's mind towards someone or something; use one's mind actively to form connected ideas. Play To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Discuss To talk or write about a topic in detail, taking into account different issues and ideas. As a librarian... I am … Continue reading Think | Play | Discuss
Robot-Proof, by Joseph E. Aoun outlines the history of, and the need for, changes in higher education due to ever continuing technological and computing advancements. Many industries today are heavily supplemented by automation, technology and computing. These include, but are not limited to, marketing, journalism, banking, agriculture and logistics. And there is growing concern among … Continue reading Robot-Proof, by Joseph E. Aoun
By Vicki Courtenay, Teaching and Learning Librarian` As educators, we often ask students to undertake a process of reflection following the completion of an assessment / assignment / presentation. Occasionally, students offer up insights about their process and strategies and muse on ways to improve them. More often than not, however, what a teacher reads … Continue reading Why reflect on learning?
This term the Arthur Holt Library will be conducting a small scale demographic study of how staff and students use our services and spaces. We strive to provide the very best services possible and therefore we must also ensure that we regularly check that the reality matches our expectations. The Library is a place where … Continue reading A better Library experience with RateIt