Blockchain will transform education
While the cryptocurrency market might be the domain of the brave or the foolhardy, blockchain technology itself has the ability to revolutionise pretty much any activity that requires secure transfer of information and education is no different.
New AITSL Guidelines For Principals
Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, some wing it. Often there isn’t much in the way of preparing someone for a leadership role, it just kind of happens. It’s obviously not ideal but steps are being made to help principals to lead and AITSL’s Leading for impact: Australian guidelines for school leadership development is step in the right direction. Read more
Teacher wellbeing –
One of the main reasons teachers leave the profession is due to workload, anxiety, stress and burnout. Whilst not a panacea, I have found that implementing in-class flipped learning has greatly reduced my stress and anxiety and has improved my job satisfaction.
The opposite of standardised testing works
Australia has had 10 years of NAPLAN and the wash up is that standards haven’t really budged, so what now, more testing? Maybe test the test, or the teachers. Or maybe change the way we’re testing. Read more
Victoria’s first high-rise primary school opens
The gritty formerly industrial area around Fisherman’s Bend in Melbourne’s inner south continues its gentrification with the new South Melbourne Primary School, now open and teaching its first cohort.
Specialist programs and data make a difference as standards go nowhere
It’s 10 years in and NAPLAN has revealed one thing: there have been no significant gains in either reading or numeracy. Schools that have made the biggest improvements in their students’ standards of literacy and numeracy have concentrated on teaching approaches, intensive teaching programs and data.