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Online community
Online community
Wodonga school went remote using its LMS Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC), on the Vic/NSW border transitioned its entire student body to remote learning in response to COVID-19 restrictions by leveraging the full capabilities of its learning management system.
Warning signs
Warning signs
Identifying the warning signs: Tips for teachers for a child who is distressed Worries soared following the return of Term 2 deadlines. Students will now have received marks and question their capacity. It is not surprising that students will feel unsettled.
Dr Danielle Einstein
Bommaz
Bommaz
School’s in for AFL Bombers The new ‘Train Like a Bomber’ course is being offered to schools all over Australia and will appeal to any sports minded student.
Problems solved
Problems solved
Primary students’ mathematical problem-solving skills and the relationship to chess practice Skills used in chess translate to learning maths.
Lanella Sweet
Happy face
Happy face
Emojis a happy face for online feedback Emojis have been found to be a great motivator for students especially in a home school scenario.   
Undiagnosed
Undiagnosed
Little-known disorder affects one in 20 children A common developmental disorder is being missed as it often coexists with other neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD or autism.
Behave
Behave
Student behaviour and teacher job satisfaction The three main behaviours reported as contributing to teacher stress and burnout are lack of student motivation, negative attitudes towards work and disruptive behaviour.
Rachael Greensill, University of the Sunshine Coast
Work is good
Work is good
Maths struggle is a positive Maths can be hard but that's a good thing, some work and persistence makes for resilient students who can solve problems and collaborate.
We
We're jammin
Music builds cohesion and essential learning skills Music is about connection so, unsurprisingly, it helps build inclusion for non-English-speaking and refugee students in the Australian school system.
Fellowship
Fellowship
$15K for Copyright Agency 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship winner Karen Yager, a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience, has been awarded the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy.
Greening
Greening
2020 VIC Premier's Sustainability Awards With just under two weeks to go until entries close, there’s still time to enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
Data
Data
Rethinking dashboard analytics Data is everywhere, the effect can be minimal.
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