An Introduction to Invitational Theory
Invitational Theory is about attributing value and positivity to people in an organisation. Here, we're very pleased to say, its two leading lights, Purkey and Novak, present an introduction to the theory which has been applied with great success in low SES schools in Australia. Read more
Remote learning for teachers – what works and what doesn’t
While the return of lockdown was met with a collective groan, the nation’s teachers probably groaned loudest. Just after they’ve moved everything back into the classroom (and made that feel normal), there’s more disruption, and everything must be recreated online. Again.
A safe social media network for young people
A new Australian-made social media network, DiGii Social, uses innovative technology to educate children on the dangers of posting inappropriate content online.
Science education not fit for the future say majority of teachers
Only 46 per cent of educators believe that the science curriculum in their country prepares children for the future and a mere 31 per cent of teachers surveyed believe that science education in their country is adequate.
Where the right gets it wrong on education
Conservative education commentators attract a lot of clicks, they rail against multiculturalism, the teaching of Indigenous perspectives and one was even comfortable using the ‘n’ word three times during his 2019 book launch (Moran 2019).
Martin Bryant and Adam Lanza as examples of the next generation of murderous students in our schools
The moment a new student arrives at the classroom door the perceptive teacher will predict whom that student will befriend, or be befriended by; and the student’s appearance (clothing, haircut, language and behaviour) and that of his/her parents signal the overt tribal markers of identity to everyone watching. However, there are some key behavioural markers that quickly raise the red flags of alarm within the school.
Hume Anglican Grammar’s growth tracks Melbourne’s
Melbourne is growing. Octopian corridors of new development are reaching further and further north, east and west, and it is happening fast with the city soon expected to overtake Sydney in becoming Australia’s most populous.