COVID boosts teacher regard
An improvement in how we view teachers is down to the pandemic and parents’ direct experience of what it is like to administer a child’s learning. Read more
How to bounce forward from adversity: The importance of rebuilding resilience in educators
As the return to school begins for students in Victoria and New South Wales’ locked down regions, the uncertainty for all students around classroom learning in Term 4 remains a concern.
STEAM is the future and fortunately for students, learning it is fun
It is exciting to see so many STEAM concepts embedded into everyday curriculum across Australia. However, the emphasis on the content of STEAM subjects has led to an increased use of didactic methods and more focus on quantifiable academic achievements. By focusing exclusively on what is quantifiable, educators have less time to promote the development of 21st century skills in students.
Talk to teenagers – it’s possible
A hormonal, sullen teenager isn’t the easiest person to communicate with and getting one to open up is difficult, but it can be done. The answer lies in how conversations are started.
The new (virtual) reality of teacher placements
Teaching students, like working teachers, have been forced to pivot between face-to-face, online and now virtual teaching.
Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Primary and Secondary School winners
The 2021 University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prizes for a short (2-minute) film have been awarded.
World Teachers Day Gift Guide
Remote schooling, due to COVID-19 lockdowns, has pulled the curtain away from the ‘babysitting’ myth that many attributed to the teaching profession. Parents and caregivers have truly started to see the spectrum of skills that teachers possess in order to nurture and challenge all the children that they encounter in the space of a school year. There is a day for everyone to commemorate the incredible job all educators do. Read more