Remaining Goal Oriented

Remaining Goal Oriented

When it comes to the number of people who struggle with literacy – Tasmania has a problem. The lower literacy a person has, the greater the disadvantage they are likely to experience in life. There is nothing new in those two facts. What is new is the gaining momentum...
Literacy & Play

Literacy & Play

The idea that has stayed with me from the Chatter Matters symposium, “Communicating: The Heart of Literacy,” is the importance of play to improving literacy. I am an avid writer and reader and was raised in a highly literate household. I realised during an exercise at...
The Money Question. The What Next Question.

The Money Question. The What Next Question.

An attendee wrote: “Is Chatter Matters being funded by Tas Gov to run this workshop? Will there be a continuation? Will there be one for school leaders, such as teachers, as the direction becomes cheaper? Do we have Department support for Speech Pathologists to work...
Space, Hope, Change.

Space, Hope, Change.

Space. Space. Space. Oh, how I love space. Physical space, absolutely, but more than that: emotional and mental space, that white space where my day is not jam-packed and my brain isn’t overflowing with a to-do list and other pressing needs. After years of struggling...
What About the Evidence?

What About the Evidence?

In late June, Chatter Matters convened a seminar, Colleagues @ The Heart of Literacy. Its focus was on cross-disciplinary, cross-sector sharing of collaborative practice for advancing oral language and literacy in school-aged students and young people. Two...