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Validate
Validate
Emotional validation is essential for students’ wellbeing – here’s how to make it happen Validation – the polar opposite to invalidation – is one of the most powerful and important tools in any relationship.
Greg Cameron, Psychologist at Waverley College
Back on top
Back on top
BridgeClimb suits this year’s grads As students graduate this year, a Sydney Harbour bridge climb to mark that transition is kind of metaphoric and there are new offerings to make the moment a memorable one.  
Top drawer
Top drawer
How a PM's Prize winner ignites science engagement Sarah Finney from Stirling East Primary School SA won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching for her ability to generate engagement and enthusiasm for the subject.
Stolen generations resources
Stolen generations resources
Stolen Generations survivor Archie Roach’s teaching resources Archie Roach, AM and 2020 Victorian of the Year, has gathered Stolen Generations Elders from around the country to develop The Archie Roach Stolen Generations Educational Resources.
Hot hot hot
Hot hot hot
Cooler schools even with rising temperatures School might be cool, but with summers becoming hotter it can be quite the opposite; however, by following some design principles much of the heat can be taken out of campus buildings.
Eyesight
Eyesight
40,000 disadvantaged students to receive free vision screening State Schools’ Relief rolls out ‘Glasses for Kids’, a three year program to help re-balance disadvantage due to vision impairment.
Reopen
Reopen
As Melbourne students head back to class, how can we use this as an opportunity to improve learning outcomes? How can we complement traditional teaching methods with the digital technologies that have proved vital this year?
Greg O'Connor, Asia-Pacific EdTech Manager at Texthelp
In bits
In bits
Hop around for exam success Instead of trying to learn the whole syllabus in a successive, topic by topic way, students should try a bit of jumping around.
Declutter
Declutter
Mathematics minus Numeracy: A first step toward decluttering We hope that the work to review the mathematics (and digital technologies) curriculum over the next 12 months does indeed result in clarity about what is to be taught.
Dr Calvin Irons BA. MA. PhD. (Mathematics and Mathematics Education)
Value
Value
Valued teachers make for better students Unloved, under-appreciated, overworked the teacher’s lot can be a fraught one, but if you want the best for students it’s better to show teacher a bit of appreciation.
Changes
Changes
Change your mind about change We are frequently reminded of the increasing pace of change. Economic, technological and societal change are global forces of disruption, which have significant implications for all organisations.
Wendy Collins
Disability
Disability
Disabled students face exclusion from education Disabled students are not being served well by the current educational set up leading to their exclusion, experts addressing the Disability Royal Commission have recommended a rethink.
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