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Are zealots good for schools?

Dennis Sleigh

I suspect that most people appreciate enthusiasm but it is a short distance between enthusiasm and fanaticism – and once that line is crossed, we have real problems. Today, when so many people – professionals, parents, pressure groups and politicians – seem anxious to reform schooling, it is easy to find enthusiasts, and it is inevitable that some of these are borderline fanatics. Read More

 

26 Jul 2017 | Sydney
Learning Maths while having fun News Image

Matific was designed to teach mathematics in a fun, engaging way. Fun, but not so fun that there’s no learning being achieved. Research conducted by the UWS indicates that Results improved by 34% when using Matific. Read More

26 Jul 2017 | Australia
Woolies Earn & Learn is back News Image

Earn & Learn enables schools and early learning centres to obtain educational resources, including sporting, mathematics, arts, science and technology equipment, by shopping at Woolworths and collecting stickers to redeem items. Read More

26 Jul 2017 | Australia
ACA wins $10m for Digital Technologies curriculum support News Image

The Australian Computing Academy will provide Australian teachers with the educational resources and professional development necessary to deliver the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Read More

25 Jul 2017 | Sydney
ScopeIT Education offers free primary Science Week lesson plan News Image

To mark Science Week 12-20 August, ScopeIT has created  a lesson plan focused around Science week and offers an introductory coding lesson that can be delivered by classroom teachers Read More

22 Jul 2017 | NSW
Selective school entry policy change to reduce tutoring advantage News Image

Mark Scott, Secretary, NSW Department of Education, announced a review of the NSW gifted and talented education policy at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial Conference. Read More

22 Jul 2017 | Australia
Questions to ask parents when deciding to delay school News Image

Parents of pre-school children are now more likely to consider holding their children back from starting school. QUT education academics have found that it is causing parents stress as they navigate through the decision. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | Australia
Reading words out loud helps kids spelling News Image

By reading to kids out loud you are actually helping them to learn about the spelling of words. The findings of a new study link oral vocabulary in children to their ability to learn to read new words. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | Australia
2018 ANU Tuckwell Scholarship recipients announced News Image

The Australian National University announced the recipients of the 2018 round of the Tuckwell Scholarship, who will receive over $21,000 per year towards their studies for up to five years. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | WA
State Brain Bee finals in WA News Image

More than 90 Year 10 students from 18 schools around WA will compete in the Australian Brain Bee National Challenge. The competition includes a brain-teasing team challenge and neuroscience quiz to test their knowledge of the brain and how it works. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | Australia
Nude Food grants available News Image

Nude Food Movers are inviting submissions from education providers, classes and students in Australia to apply for a Nude Food Grant. Submissions must fit within the themes of nutrition, environmental sustainability and/or Nude Food. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | VIC
National Education Summit – Autism in every classroom News Image

The National Education Summit includes the Autism in Every Classroom conference on Friday 1 September, encouraging discussion educators with the common goal of facilitating appropriate classroom strategies for teachers and students. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | Australia
Fund a NAO robot for your school with a Digital Literacy Schools Grant News Image

The Brainary, distributors of NAO robots, is offering to help schools to apply for a Digital Literacy Schools Grant. NAO is an ideal platform for engaging students in STEM concepts and the Arts and social sciences in differentiated lessons. Read More