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Secondary school students think Australia’s education system is failing

Our education system’s focus on tests and results is leaving our students cold and most students acknowledge that a good teacher is essential for success but a shockingly high number feel they need more teacher attention. Students also feel secondary education in Australia ignores teaching knowledge that will be valuable through life. Read More

 

20 Nov 2018 | National
Testing the teaching profession News Image

Teaching is essential but keeping teachers is hard and a new parliamentary inquiry into the profession will seek to find out how those in the profession can be made happy and fulfilled. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | International
Exclusion is counterproductive News Image

When students are very bad they face suspension or expulsion but being excluded from school means there is no opportunity for them to improve themselves and perhaps worsens their situation. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | USA
Light activity and video games are fine after recent concussion News Image

Revised for the first time in eight years The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) concussion recommendations reverses much of what was previously thought. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | National
Interest in maths falls off in middle years News Image

It begins well but student’s engagement with maths tends to drop off in the middle years, especially among girls. The way to deal with the slackening of interest is to instill a level of control and introduce growth mindsets. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | National
Who is ARIA Music Teacher of the Year? News Image

There's only a few days left to vote for your favourite music teacher to win the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award.
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14 Nov 2018 | NSW
Surf Lifesavers head Bush News Image

Over 6000 youngsters will get a taste of the beach when the 25th annual Beach to Bush program rolls into towns including Tamworth, Lismore, West Wyalong, Young, Moree, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Canberra. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | National
Nowhere to run for cheaters News Image

While it’s prevalent at universities, cheaters’ days might be numbered as markers have shown themselves to be adept at indentifying which assignments are not the work of the student and the ability improves with training. Read More

13 Nov 2018 | National
Program sees autistic toddlers thrive in mainstream kinder News Image

Toddlers with autism can thrive in normal kindergarten environments if provided with the correct scaffolding and La Trobe University’s Group-Early Start Denver Model (G-ESDM) looks to be one intervention that works well. Read More

13 Nov 2018
Students asked which anti-smoking ads work best News Image

Quit Victoria’s annual Critics’ Choice initiative invites students to appraise anti-smoking ads and high school students are being called upon to get involved.
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13 Nov 2018 | National
Catholic School Principals plan for future News Image

As the current crop of Catholic School Principals retires there’s concern that no one is stepping up to the plate, the Catholic Schools’ Middle Leadership Program addresses the development of new leaders. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | England
Pay attention to ADHD kids News Image

Interventions which include one-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation improved academic outcomes in kids with ADHD providing an alternative to medication. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Expanded Qld disciplinary powers harmful News Image

Legislation expanding Queensland principals’ disciplinary powers was intended to decrease the number of suspensions and exclusions but has had the opposite effect. Read More