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There is no teacher who can teach a student who does not want to learn

Dr Ragnar Purje

William Glasser acknowledges that “there [are] no doubt…some teachers who are more skilful at motivating than [others; however,] there is no teacher, no matter how skilled, who can teach a student who does not want to learn.” Glasser adds to this by noting: “We can force…students to stay in school…but we can no more make those students work than we can make the proverbial horse drink. Read More

 

17 Sep 2019 | National
Schools Robotics program wins Canon prize News Image

A program to promote STEM education for children took out the Canon Oceania 2019 Canon Grants Program this year.
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17 Sep 2019 | Sydney
Wellbeing resource now available to parents News Image

Parents of kids in a bad way mentally have a new resource that they can access, SchoolTV the digital well-being platform.
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10 Sep 2019 | Melbourne
Key education event posts 10% visitor growth News Image

Registration numbers at the National Education Summit were up 10% on last year, with strong attendance across The Education Show and break out events.
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10 Sep 2019 | International
New book explores the global problem of teacher retention News Image

We need a lot of teachers but many of the best stay a short while in the profession and change jobs, it’s a global problem and one that resists any single solution.
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10 Sep 2019 | National
Mental health in the picture in September News Image

Mental health is under the spotlight in September with three awareness days this month: Child Protection Week (Sept 1-7); World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept 10) and RU OK Day (Sept 12) focusing discussions around mental health. Read More

10 Sep 2019
Immigrant parents can push kids in the wrong direction News Image

Immigrant parents want the best for their children like everyone else but cultural and aspirational factors can lead them to push their kids too hard and often in directions that they can’t cope with. Read More

9 Sep 2019 | National
Government offers $20,000 grants for schools to participate in STEM News Image

The Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad.
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9 Sep 2019 | National
Tech Girl superhero portal News Image

The Tech Girls Movement Foundation (TGMF) will have a smart new portal for the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero Competition.
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9 Sep 2019 | National
Sphero® New Mini Soccer makes for fun coding News Image

Sphero Mini Soccer a robotic ball and accessories that makes learning to code feel more like fun than work, it includes a mini app-enabled robotic ball plus eight cones to inspire creative challenges. Read More

9 Sep 2019 | National
Women bring different perspective to tech News Image

Rebecca McDonald is Founder and CEO of Library For All, a scalable and cost-effective cloud-based free digital library application that delivers a curated collection of books and educational resources to schools in the developing world. Read More

9 Sep 2019 | National
Ripple effect of toxic executives in schools   News Image

The dark side of leadership in our primary and high schools has been exposed, with mental and physical harm wreaked by bad leaders being revealed as widespread and commonplace. Read More

9 Sep 2019 | National
Anti-stress strategies needed for exam time News Image

It’s nearly exam time and the kids are stressed, something can be done though, and it starts with encouraging them to ask for help and getting some strategies in place, though currently most don’t do either. Read More