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Orleans style education is winning

How do you turn the fortunes of kids in tough school environments around? Autonomy and accountability, if the New Orleans experience is to be believed. 
   While the rest of the schools in Louisiana are mired in processes and procedures handed down from on high, teachers and principals in New Orleans are given autonomy around curriculum, with the trade off being that they have to meet a certain set of standards. Read More

 

19 Mar 2018
Science teacher and ex-journo win National Excellence in Teaching Awards News Image

Michelle Allen from Torrens Primary School and Adam Porter from Hughes Primary School in the ACT have received the top awards at National Excellence in Teaching Awards (ASG NEiTA). Read More

18 Mar 2018 | National
Two generations use same excuse for not doing homework News Image

‘I forgot’ remains the most popular excuse given for not having done your homework. A recent survey revealed 31.7% of parents used the line when they were children and 31.8% of their offspring are still giving the same reason for no homework. Read More

18 Mar 2018
The Melbourne Makers Meetup News Image

Anyone interested in 3D technology is invited to The Melbourne Makers Meetup which will showcase the latest trends and introduce new to Australia 3D related products on Saturday, March 24th. Read More

16 Mar 2018 | National
ClassCoach’s short cycle to better teaching News Image

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

16 Mar 2018 | Global
Being an awesome digital citizen News Image

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 children can address tech leveraged nastiness. Read More

15 Mar 2018
Gap Year in the ADF News Image

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

15 Mar 2018 | Australia
How can parents and teachers spot the signs of bullying? News Image

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

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
2018 TeachTechPlay Conference nearly here News Image

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

14 Mar 2018 | South Australia
Two indigenous scholarships from Bridging the Gap Foundation and International College of Hotel Management News Image

Bridging the Gap 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

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents News Image

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

13 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
School autonomy double edged sword News Image

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

13 Mar 2018 | Adelaide
Conference looks at big data, AI, the Internet of Things and the future of learning News Image

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