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 EduTECH 2019: Expert shares what young readers need

Reading instruction, perhaps more than any other teaching practice, has always been fiercely contested, with the ‘war’ between phonics and whole language instruction reaching right back to the 1800s. In recent times, however, a lot of evidence-based research has underscored ...

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EduTECH 2019: Writing tool a hit in schools

Data shows there has been a worldwide decline in writing achievement. In trying to understand and counter this, Littlescribe founder and CEO Jenny Atkinson found that children needed a more authentic purpose for their writing and a sense of ownership. ...

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Dairy education program enters 10th year

It’s time for other learning areas to mooo-ve over: Dairy Australia’s Picasso Cows program is inspiring primary-aged students to think more about the importance of dairy to their diets and where it comes from. Now in its 10th year, the ...

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From Indigenous statistic to school principal

Reconciliation Week is a special time. It provides an opportunity to both think about what still needs to change in Indigenous Australians’ lives and also celebrate what has been achieved. Nicole Wade’s story belongs in the latter. The school principal, ...

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Game Over: Is ‘gaming disorder’ real?

While long suspected to be addictive, gaming that interferes with one’s daily life has now been designated as a “disorder” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Importantly, a “gaming disorder” diagnosis isn’t based on how much time someone spends on ...

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Is this the end of EPAC?

The NSW Employee Performance and Conduct unit (EPAC) was under siege this week with critics of the government unit calling it “opaque”, “slow” and “lacking procedural fairness”. The unit, which investigates misconduct in schools, has also been accused of using ...

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