Girls with Attitude 100%
When a group of senior girls took a dislike to each other the issue compounded and even began to involve parents. A solution was needed and the result was the GWA 100% program which has attracted the attention of prominent female leaders and thinkers. Read more
Gaming for Good: Using Cooperative Video Games as Tools for Supporting Neurodiverse Children and Young Adults
There is a global problem with what is being offered to support neurodiverse students. Social skills programs often focus on 'making neurodiverse kids fit in' rather than providing them with the self-confidence to be themselves and build connections through their interests. If an autistic child or young adult is into video games, why try and use basketball as a tool for building social capacity?
Helping Teens Navigate Stress About the Future
Many young people are feeling stressed about the future and experiencing different emotions ranging from fear to uncertainty, frustration, anger or disappointment.
Primary Teachers' Confidence in Teaching Technology Questioned
Teachers are aware that they are preparing students for 21st century workplaces, but they don't necessarily have the skills to embed digital technologies in deep and meaningful ways at present. Teachers are more likely to use technology for low-level tasks like word processing, PowerPoint or internet research rather than high-level tasks like critical thinking, creativity, or collaboration.
Stranger Danger! Equipping Kids for Online Safety
In 2014, a study undertaken in the UK suggested that children who had strict rules applied to their internet and online activities demonstrated lower online confidence than their peers.
A Principal’s Progress
Darren Lawson’s latest role as the new principal at ACC Moreton is another chapter in a colourful career. He has been an Olympic cyclist, travelled extensively and worked in the business sector before hitting his straps as educator.
Dorothea Mackellar Wants Young Australian Poets' Opinion
Beginning as a competition for local schools in Gunnedah NSW the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry awards have grown to be Australia's largest and oldest poetry competition for children.