Focus areas to develop effective schools
The seven areas schools can identify and work on to create happier, collaborative and effective environments that foster student and staff satisfaction. Read more
Video gaming design hacks PE class
Flinders University’s Associate Professor Shane Pill has recently undertaken research looking at the intersection between teaching PE, and video games.
Prominent alums give back to public schools
Some of our most famous and distinguished people came out of public schools and The Acacia Program is an initiative to enable alumni of Australian public schools – the Acacia Fellows – to give back through scholarships, mentoring and advocacy.
Creating positive conversations
All too often, many conversations that we have with each other fall short of being built on meaning, purpose and substance. We engage in conversations that not only fail to draw in the person we are speaking to, but also retain their attention for longer than that of 35 seconds.
The hidden educational benefits from an agile IT environment
The use of technology throughout a range of services and institutions has led to countless opportunities and improvements – and the education sector is no different. For schools specifically, it has provided a wide variety of advantages, including speeding up the process of admin work, such as marking attendance and grades, creating a direct line of contact between parents and teachers, or making it easier for students to access class material. Read more
NIDA Open launches Equity Program to foster disadvantaged new creatives
Finance, geographical location and school can prevent a young person from experiencing the rush of performance so the National Institute of Dramatic Art's Open program is offering over $50,000 worth of complimentary tuition in 2021 to help young people and adult emerging artists who are experiencing financial or other disadvantage.
Using multiple fraction representations to build a foundation of success in mathematics
The teaching of fractions is often identified as the point in primary school instruction when the “wheels tend to fall off’. Zoltan Dienes, the Hungarian mathematician and learning theorist promoted the use of the full range of resources that collectively show the many features of a single mathematics concept. This raises the question: what is the ‘full’ range of materials we need to teach common fractions?