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Protocols AND Relationships – Now Here’s a Balancing Act

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Parents cannot provide a complete education for their children without teachers. Teachers cannot provide all opportunities for their students without parents. Parents are the first educators of their children. Teachers are the most important people when educating students at school (apart from the student themselves). Hence relationships across school stakeholders are important. Read more

Innovative Program Provides Sturdy Foundations for Wellbeing

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Pastoral care is a big part of student life at Loreto, the school wants to give its students the ability to cope with challenges and equip them with strategies and the kind of resilience that will serve them well during their school journey and in later life.
  Nested within pastoral care is the Oak SEED social and emotional education development program put together for Loreto by leading clinical psychologist Dr Danielle Einstein. Read more

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A better NAPLAN?

Although NAPLAN aims to identify students not meeting minimum national benchmarks trends in the test data have shown no improvement for those disadvantaged students and there is a danger of some testing fatigue developing among students.
  "Test participation has declined over the years. There is an increasing number of students who are not valuing NAPLAN, or seeing any value in the information it provides about their learning needs or achievement," says Associate Professor Karen Murcia, from Curtin’s School of Education 
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Paying High Achievers to Teach Ignores Real Problem

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The election promises are coming thick and fast and Labor's plan to help high achieving students into teaching by funding their studies and giving them bonuses to teach looks appealing on the surface.
   But dig a little deeper and the proposition to give students with high ATAR scores financial incentives to enter the profession looks like a band aid for a system that needs a general funding overhaul.
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Children More Confident about Dealing with Online Risks

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The internet is where kids go to work, play and socialise and they are well aware of the threats that might lurk there; when surveyed, half of the children involved perceive the internet to be more dangerous compared to before the pandemic.
  Over one-in-four (29%) have encountered someone online who acted in a hurtful manner towards them in the past; one-in-five couldn’t tell if they had been confronted. Read more

The YubiKey GIVE AWAY!

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The YubiKey by Yubico is a small USB like ‘key’ that protects more than 1,000 academic organisations, Education Today is giving you the chance to WIN one of five Security Key C NFC YubiKeys, valued at $52 each.
   To WIN simply email [email protected] with the subject line ‘I want a YubiKey’, first in best dressed. You have to be an educator so use your work email.
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GitHub Global Campus adds Codespaces

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Whether you’re a teacher frustrated with managing local machine-based developer environments, tired of troubleshooting your students’ tools rather than focusing on their code or looking to reduce technical and cost barriers for your Computer Science Classroom, GitHub's Codespaces hits many of those pain points on the head.
A Global Campus teacher status with GitHub gives you a free monthly allowance of Codespaces hours. Read more