Buildings and Grounds
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.
Avoid going Apes#!t in the classroom
Strategies to make better decisions when managing tricky parents and difficult students.
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.
Are children colour blind and inherently ‘not racist’?
A Charles Sturt University academic challenges existing notions when it comes to racism and our children, and why an antiracist approach is best during early childhood education.
Dr Ryan Al-Natour, Lecturer in the Charles Sturt School of Teacher Education
iTeachSTEM makes resources available
iTeachSTEM offers Australian teachers free access to world-class, contextualized STEM learning and teaching resources for delivering STEM curriculum.
A research based curriculum treating autism using social robots
Using social robots to teach people with ASD to identify the subtleties of communication and respond appropriately is effective in treating the disorder.
VR can improve test scores
The kids like Virtual Reality and while its potential as a teaching medium is just being realised, it’s been proven to help with retention and mastery of material.
Ecopedagogy: Teaching sustainability practices in school
The education of young children needs to be educative, positive and reassuring, so that these children develop a glass half-full, reassuring outlook on life.
Molly Saker, Teacher and Sustainability Leader and Dr Neil MacNeill, Principal, Ellenbrook Primary School
Creativity in schools essential for high performance
It looks like a creative aspect to curriculum is key to equipping young people for a future characterised by uncertainty and rapid change.
STEM economy: Students need to get the basics right
Even though it may be difficult to truly anticipate professions of the future, investing in STEM skills is a safe bet.
Greg O'Connor, Asia-Pacific EdTech Manager at Texthelp
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.
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