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Bank of mum and dad foundation of big careers

Behind every big wig lies a couple of wealthy, ambitious parents who aren’t stingy about offering up some financial support. It’s the great unspoken truth; the bank of mum and dad is instrumental in the fostering of careers. It helps to be privileged and share their traits and culture. Read More

 

23 Apr 2018 | National
Backyard farmers News Image

As more and more people come along there’s less to go around so we have to be smart, generating food from the home is a great place to start and good gardening practices are at the core of that. Read More

20 Apr 2018 | Tasmania
Creating powerful learning in mathematics News Image

The enduring outcome of STEM education is the students’ ability to discover, create and use foundational knowledge in STEM in real-life, founded in meaningful real-world challenges and integrated within community and culture. Read More

19 Apr 2018 | Victoria
Victoria’s western coast schools get upgrades News Image

It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the state and special needs schools on Victoria’s far western coast are going to be looking pretty well too after some new upgrades. Read More

18 Apr 2018 | Brisbane, Qld
More professional development opportunities for educators in Queensland News Image

Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and Growth Coaching International (GCI) have entered a partnership promoting coaching-focused professional development programs for educators in Queensland. Read More

18 Apr 2018
One third of Australian students regret uni choice News Image

The number of Australians continuing to further education is on the rise, but it looks like that means more students who are unhappy with their choice of University and course. Read More

18 Apr 2018 | United Kingdom
Learning while you sleep News Image

Maybe sleeping should be encouraged in class; it’s been found that the brain is working hard when we’re napping, forming connections that play an important role in the formation and retention of new memories. Read More

17 Apr 2018 | Virginia, USA
Tell tales a good thing? News Image

Research out of the University of Virginia sheds new light on why young children tell and raises the question of whether tattling should necessarily be discouraged in early childhood. Read More

17 Apr 2018 | Queensland
Teachers are health care workers News Image

Educators wear many hats and increasingly it’s the healthcare one. Queensland school teachers are chalking up around $230 million a year in health-related work, most of it pastoral care. Read More

16 Apr 2018 | Australia
Australian National Maritime Museum hosts students from Normandy as part of WWI Centenary Commemorations News Image

In recognition of the Centenary of WWI the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. Read More

13 Apr 2018 | National
Annual Youth Survey opens News Image

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey Provides one of the better snapshots of where young people are at and it opens this year coinciding with Youth Week (13–22 April). Read More

11 Apr 2018 | National
Poor NAPLAN communication reduces parents’ view of value News Image

In a week that’s seen NAPLAN’s writing test criticised that it did not promote clear expression, the program’s communication of results and their implications to parents is being pilloried for a lack of clarity. Read More

11 Apr 2018
Boys and girls learn second language differently News Image

Research has found that girls and boys learn second languages differently, which might lead to new strategies for teaching which accommodate those differences. Boys leverage 'implicit' thinking and girls achieve 'explicit' comprehension. Read More