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Leaders
Leaders
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)
Cyberthreats
Cyberthreats
Cybercriminals are targeting schools, it’s time to lock them out The modern classroom’s foundations consist of IoT devices that enable collaboration and growth. However, it also leaves schools, students and teachers particularly vulnerable to cyberthreats.
Aaron Bugal, Global Solutions Engineer at Sophos
Carbon neutral
Carbon neutral
Carbon neutral Throsby Primary School, Canberra opens soon Extensive collaboration and an evidence based design approach for Throsby Primary in Canberra’s north will yield a bright, modern facility due to open in 2022.
Individuality
Individuality
Free personalised back to school haircuts Time to get ready for a new school year and a haircut is a good place to start, there’s also evidence to support the importance of a cut that matches each child’s individuality.
Coding community
Coding community
GitHub Campus Advisor program updated GitHub has launched new updates to the GitHub Campus Advisor program, making entrance easier while still providing extensive training and support.
Resilience
Resilience
Building a resilience culture in our schools Teachers and school leaders cannot even begin to do the life altering work of resilience building with young people if we do not first start with our teaching workforce.
Rochelle Borton Founder and Managing Director of Eduinfluencers
First nations Australians
First nations Australians
Whose lives matter? How education reinforces bias In Australia, three out of four people experience negatively biased spontaneous thoughts about Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, not necessarily with any justification for doing so.
Grania McCudden
No ATAR required
No ATAR required
Abandon ATAR scores to reduce Year 12 student anxiety Torrens University and Think Education have abolished ATAR scores as an entry requirement altogether.
Data
Data
Data literacy: the key skill for students graduating in a post COVID-19 world Data is akin to water in the digital world, and data literacy – the ability to read, work, analyse and communicate with data – is becoming the go-to skill organisations are demanding.
Paul Leahy, Country Manager, ANZ, Qlik
Remote learning
Remote learning
Back to online school: Remote learning considerations for IT Now is a good time to revaluate investments in networking, applications, and education IT solutions before the next digital school year.
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek, SolarWinds
Maths gaps
Maths gaps
How to close the maths attainment gap Now is the time to really harness the power of edtech as it can help identify any knowledge gaps.
Chris Green
ATAR
ATAR
How teachers can help keep the ATAR in perspective UTS College Dean of Studies, Tim Laurence says there is life after the HSC.
Tim Laurence
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