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Award-winning teacher’s equation for success

Dr Kevin Larkin can no longer claim to be an ordinary teacher. The Senior Lecturer (Mathematics Education) at Griffith University has just scooped the title of 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year. As one of the 13 winners at the Australian ...

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Studies cast doubt on screen time rules

When five pm hits, Jessica flicks on the TV. She knows Lula, her two-and-a-half-year-old, will pass the witching hour in relative peace watching ABC Kids. Screen time rules proponents may caution her: no more than that per day, until Lulu is ...

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Common image privacy traps for schools

As an educator, you’re responsible for a great deal of information about the students in your care, from contact and demographic details to information about their religious affiliation or sexuality. This can affect everything from a student’s support needs and ...

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Teachers’ HECS debt to be waived: Close the Gap

Despite efforts of successive cabinets, the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous outcomes has yet to be closed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison hopes a new plan will at least reduce it educationally. Unveiled today, it entails waiving the HECS debts of 3,100 ...

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