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Emotionally intelligent students have a leg up on peers

The smart, dedicated student might be not get the high marks of the smart, dedicated and emotionally intelligent student, new research suggests. Published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, the study showed that school and university students with higher emotional intelligence tend to ...

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Teachers’ understanding of ADHD patchy

Evidence shows that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disability and its symptoms shouldn’t be simply put down as bad behaviour. That’s something Associate Professor Helen Boon from James Cook University wants cleared up in schools. Boon said there was still some ...

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Conflicting NSW, federal government coronavirus advice

The NSW government has requested children who have recently travelled to China amid the coronavirus outbreak to avoid school, hours after the federal education minister chastised schools for making the same recommendation. Parents in NSW were asked to keep their ...

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How supporting parents helps students

The sight of a struggling student can be heart-breaking for teachers and school staff but with a classroom full of other students how can we ensure that everyone gets the specialist support that need? What if there was a way ...

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Is it time to shake up school report cards?

“Grace displays an ability to...” “John would see better results if...” “Ali demonstrates an understanding in...” Chances are Australian teachers have used one or all of these remarks when writing student report cards, perhaps even this week. And now, Australian researchers ...

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