Buildings and Grounds
School Leadership Professional Learning and Skill Acquisition: Dispelling the Myths
‘The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.’ Warren Bennis (1989)
Ray Boyd (Principal, COVID Team), Rachael Lehr (doctoral student, Deputy Principal, West Beechboro Primary School), Dr Neil MacNeill (Ellenbrook Primary School)
Know Thy Impact! (Inscription at the temple of Apollo at Delphi)
Reflections from our on-going Invitational Education and Visible Learning journey at Clarkson CHS.
Southern Cross scholarships up for grabs
There's almost 400 scholarships now on offer at Southern Cross University for students commencing uni in 2021.
Forgetting: The challenge of teaching mathematics
It is counterproductive to teach content in large/long blocks. Teaching needs to revisit the content in a planned cycle.
Calvin J. Irons Co-Founder of ORIGO Education)
Git(Hub) on board for industry standard STEM experiences
A phrase that’s often linked to STEM is ‘jobs of the future’ and maybe there should be a career and industry focus to teaching STEM.
Hunt for Australia’s most inventive students
Students from primary, lower secondary, senior secondary, TAFE and university are invited to put their thinking caps on for the inaugural Aussie Student Inventions competition.
2020 AI for Good Challenge experience – a learning reflection
Dinel Bomiriya and Gideon Tse gained a lot from their experience with Microsoft’s AI competition and the world might gain an essential new technology.
Primary school now an award winning community hub
Sandringham East Primary School in bayside Melbourne has won Learning environments Australasia – Vic Chapter’s inaugural People’s Choice Award for 2020.
Avoid going Apes#!t in the classroom
Strategies to make better decisions when managing tricky parents and difficult students.
Free AI for teachers course
Macquarie University has partnered with IBM to develop a free course on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for teachers.
Labelling gifted students ... a double-edged sword
It's important for schools to acknowledge and cater for gifted students, but there is a danger for the students who are selected into specially designed programs.
Kids learn how to start money making businesses
Identifying business opportunities and developing them is a craft that can be learned and practiced, and the earlier you get started the better.
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