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New Professional Learning course for Primary School Teachers!

Today The Song Room launched What’s that Instrument?, the first course in new collection of professional learning resources on ARTS:LIVE called The Music Classroom. The series includes practical, time-saving solutions to help increase the confidence and capability of primary school teachers to bring high-quality music education into their classroom. What’s that Instrument? is now available on ARTS:LIVE. It is a perfect … Read more

Six Tips for bringing First Nations culture into the classroom

When it comes to delivering the key concepts of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures curriculum some primary school teachers are unsure of where to start. What is the best approach? What is culturally appropriate? By following these six steps from The Song Room’s First Nations Teaching Artists, you will have a … Read more

Deadly Arts now available!

The Song Room proudly launched a new online Deadly Arts Collection on ARTS:LIVE this week bringing cultural learning to classrooms across Australia. The courses could also provide schools with inspiration and ideas for community connections in the lead up to Harmony Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week celebrations. This four-part series will help teachers … Read more

Digital Tools for Connection, Creation and Fun for Term 4

Create a spark to kick-start Term 4! On ARTS:LIVE there are loads of activities to help your students feel connected, enthusiastic and ready for great learning this term. If you’re looking for ways to bring the class together, we have support material like videos, lessons and tasks that are tactile, collaborative, and encourage students to … Read more

Cover General Capabilities in Term 3

As clearly outlined in the Australian Curriculum, general capabilities play an important role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.   Integrating general capabilities through The Arts adds depth and richness to student learning.  Music, dance, drama, media and visual art experiences provide students with the opportunity to communicate, collaborate, problem solve, and reflect.  Authentic arts learning experiences … Read more

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Building Wellbeing and Resilience in Your Students

Why is building wellbeing and resilience so important? When physical, emotional and social needs are met, students are in the best position to engage in the learning process. Students who have their needs met are students who can learn. When children experience anxiety or low self-esteem, they tend to shut off and shut down, exacerbating … Read more

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Top tips to rebuild strong classroom connections

By Katie Hull-Brown   Making time for play through music, dance, art and drama After the disruption to schooling this semester, one of the challenges that teachers face is bringing the class together and building a strong group dynamic. As is the focus at the beginning of every school year, we once again need to … Read more

Make Remote Learning Fun and Easy with ARTS:LIVE

The new remote learning packs on ARTS:LIVE have activities that are easy to share with students of different year levels, and have links to curriculum areas including physical activity, literacy, and numeracy. The packs include engaging bite-sized activities that will motivate students through music, visual arts, drama and dance.

Remote Learning Packs designed to support remote teaching

Remote Learning Packs have been designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely during Term 2. Over a hundred activities will be available across music, drama, visual arts and dance that have strong links to literacy, numeracy, physical activity and well-being so that teachers are easily able to include them in their lesson planning. Activities … Read more

Five arts activities to do with the kids these school holidays

Tools to support remote learning and provide engaging at home activities for children are currently in great demand due to the unprecedented increase in at-home learning caused by the COVID-19 virus. This demand is coming from both the education sector, and from parents who are under enormous pressure to manage school workloads, their own workload, … Read more