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. Read more
Season's greetings and here's looking forward to a more normal 2021
Well that was a weird year but it looks like we're going to pull through, people are good that way.
How teachers can help keep the ATAR in perspective
When students don’t achieve the ATAR they were hoping for, there are many ways to achieve their study and career goals. As an educator, I believe we have a duty to encourage young people to keep the ATAR in perspective, especially during a year when they are feeling so vulnerable. The reality is, even before COVID-19 only around one quarter of students entered Australian universities based on their ATAR. Read more
Emma says Wakakirri is back in 2021, safe and spectacular
Wakakirri continues to attract the support of Australia’s professional performing arts community and they invite schools to participate in a new year of story dance with 2021 registrations now open.
Early adopters commit to Student Pulse for 2021
Educator Impact made its new student wellbeing tool Pulse available to schools on a ‘Pay what you can’ basis for the 2020 school year. And, welcoming the opportunity of a weekly ‘check-in’ with their students, schools across the country signed up.
How to close the maths attainment gap
Edtech is a great way of boosting engagement and monitoring where students are in their mastery of a topic. Here, Chris Green, former teacher and education consultant at Mangahigh, discusses why now is the time to really harness the power of edtech and how it can help identify any knowledge gaps, boost engagement, and support both teachers and students as they move onwards and upwards in their educational journey.
Class videoconference with turtles
Several classrooms from South Thornlie Primary School in Western Australia interacted with a turtle research project more than 1000km north in Exmouth. They joined in-the-field engineer Nick Mortimer via interactive video conference as he stood on the beach surrounded by his current work associates – a group of sea turtles that had been captured for important research as part of Ningaloo Outlook.