2017 Award Winner Melanie Smith, Eynesbury Senior College, SA
Ten extraordinary primary and secondary school teachers have received a nice surprise with their students, colleagues and community anointing them as the winners of the 2017 A Day Made Better Teaching Awards.
The awards, developed by OfficeMax, recognise primary and secondary school teachers who go above and beyond for their students, received an overwhelming 50,000 nominations in the bid to find this year’s top 10 most inspiring teachers in Australia.
Students past and present, parents, family, friends, colleagues, principals and school administrators were called upon to nominate teachers who they believed positively influenced their students’ lives in the classroom and beyond.
Now in its seventh year, OfficeMax Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Munkley commented, “Once again, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of genuine nominations we received. All of our winners inspire their students through outstanding learning programs and a tailored teaching approach to help build their skills and self confidence. It’s a privilege to be a part of something so encouraging and to see how so many teachers are making a difference in their local communities.”
Each of the winners will receive prizes for their classrooms worth over $5000, including office products provided by OfficeMax’s partners, and an Apple iPad.
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
Over 6,000 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
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
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.
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