3 + 3 + 3 + 5 + 2 – A formula for trust and collaboration
When a parent comes and expresses some concerns to a teacher, the teacher can easily get defensive. If we are in a position to build a culture of trust and collaboration between parents and teachers, then I believe there are only three questions that teachers need to ask parents in response to any of the concerns. Read more
Marketing for student retention
Losing students can be a serious financial drain so an eye should be kept on keeping the ones you’ve got. Fact: acquiring a new student can cost a school anywhere between five to 25 times more than retaining an existing one.
Edtech and the promise to personalise education
I believe hybrid education is on the way to become the 'new normal'. The virtual learning environment may not be perfect, but it has proven essential in continuously providing education and educators are looking for ways to make the most of edtech in their classrooms. Why? Because edtech makes it possible to reach students beyond classroom walls and create increasingly personalised learning experiences for each student.
STEM Enrichment Academy in running for Eureka Prize for keeping girls in STEM
STEM still seems to be a no-go area for school aged girls with a majority opting to discontinue studies in the area.
Zoom, but better
CoreSenses is a learning specialist, helping guide children who require additional support through a tailored program based on neuroscientific research. The team in Sydney faced creating a remote work environment and transforming its on-site classroom facilities into an online learning platform overnight because of lockdown.
Kids in out of home care are falling behind in their education
Upon entering care, not only are children likely dealing with significant trauma, but they will also experience other barriers and disadvantage in education which can have long lasting negative impacts on their future.
Young vapers are still doing damage
Young people have been taking up vaping enthusiastically and many will be experiencing the ill effects of that decision in years to come.