Rediscovering the Joy
Many believe that a paradigm shift is long overdue as the current education system is broken and beyond repair. This paper focuses on a process to develop a master plan, a blueprint, to devise a new framework for education by inviting student involvement and ensure students flourish as they discover the joy of learning. Read more
Brain Bully – it’ll do yer head in!
My name’s Brain Bully and you most probably don’t know me and that’s a problem for you. Why? Because I am a major player in how you might feel about yourself, others and the world in general.
Year 11 students worried about their final year
Some 74 per cent of the current Year 11s are more nervous about Year 12 and 76 per cent are very worried about the threat of more lockdowns, potentially resulting in school closures during their final year.
Finger tracing enhances learning: validity of 100-year-old practice confirmed
Montessori encouraged young children to trace over letters of the alphabet made from sandpaper with their index fingers, based on the intuition that a multi-sensory approach (i.e., visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic) to learning would be most effective. Over 100 years later, her method has received some empirical validation. Two new University of Sydney studies show that tracing is an effective learning technique and its positive effect could be amplified. Read more
App for teaching secondary STEM
Given that STEM is largely about technology, relying on textbooks to teach it seems a bit of a non sequitur, students seem to agree, when asked, many will admit to not reading them.
Empowering women teachers to step up to leadership roles
Fact; while most teaching staff are women, most senior leadership positions in schools are held by men.
October sees Aussie Backyard Bird Count
BirdLife Australia is calling on the next generation of bird lovers and their parents to get involved in this year’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count.