The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on March 16 is both a good and bad thing, good in the sense that we continue to look at the issue, bad in that we still have to.
Professor Marilyn Campbell who is an expert in the area says that the issue of bullying is complex and therefore resists any quick fixes.
Professor Campbell works at the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technoloy (QUT). She is a leading authority on bullying and cyberbullying, and a member of the Australian Universites Anti-bullying Research Alliance (AUARA). Read More
Everything you read will tell you that short cycle data, the assessment of students’ progress in close to real time, is the best way to improve results; you get to see where each student is after every lesson and adjust teaching on the fly. Read More
We’re all digital citizens now, but are you a good one? Also, how is that done actually? Given that a lot of bullying takes place online it’s very worthwhile to get a good idea of how kids can address tech leveraged nastiness. Read More
The year after high school is often a bit of a lost one but the ADF is offering school leavers the opportunity to have a taste of military life and do some travel in Australia. Read More
Not dobbing is a tenet of the schoolyard code so with a quarter of Australian kids reporting they’ve been bullied repeatedly and half saying they’ve experienced bullying at least once, parents and teachers need to be able to identify the signs. Read More
Teachers from all across Australia, Philippines and New Zealand will gather again at the 2018 #TTPlay Conference to enjoy a great cohort of speakers and the informative, fun sessions that the conference has come to be known for. Read More
Bridging the Gap Foundation (the Foundation) has announced a new partnership with the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) to provide two scholarships for Indigenous students to attend the college and study hospitality. Read More
While it can be challenge getting kids to perform at school, for some the challenge is getting them there in the first place. School refusal affects up to 5% of children and is a complex and stressful issue for the child, their family and school. Read More
Giving schools more autonomy was supposed to promote a nimbler, more accountable system both academically and financially, and it has, but not without deficits in fairness, politically, culturally and economically. Read More
The 2018 Digital Learning Summit next week, hosted by the University of South Australia will explore the impact of digital technology on where, when and how we learn. Read More
High school teams from across the Asia Pacific will arrive at Quaycentre Sydney to battle it out at the FIRST Robotics Competition Australian Regionals on Friday. This is the 27th season of the competition. Read More
We know this much: interpreting and applying data is a big part of improving the way schools function and monitoring how students are performing. It’s just that a lot of educators don’t know all that much about how it is done. Read More
It’s 10 years in and NAPLAN has revealed one thing: there have been no significant gains in either reading or numeracy. The biggest improvements have been achieved with teaching approaches, intensive teaching programs and data. Read More