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Beating the ‘back-to-school blues’: podcast

Are you feeling stressed, physically unwell, and dragging your feet to enter the classroom? you might be experiencing back-to-school blues, a psychology expert said. University of Queensland Professor of Clinical Psychology Vanessa Cobham said feeling gloomy at the beginning of ...

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Supporting first year teachers: Q&A

Supporting new teachers during their first day at school can help to reduce attrition rates and provide a better learning environment for all staff and students, according to an education expert. This week, more than four million Australian students returned ...

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NSW to overhaul maths and english curriculum

NSW English and maths syllabuses are set to be overhauled starting next year and will focus on building students' punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence structure and core numeracy skills. The curriculum changes were announced on Monday by the state education department ...

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SA wants to ban phones to reduce school violence

Mobile phones in South Australian public high schools are set to be banned from 2023. The decision follows months of consultations between the state education department, teachers, principals, parent groups and unions after incidents involving students using phones to record ...

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Understanding and coping with burnout

An expert has urged Australia's educators to take the time to care for their mental health after a survey revealed widespread exhaustion and burn out across NSW schools. A recent NSW state survey, released last week, revealed that more than ...

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Australia’s best young spellers awarded

The nation’s best young spellers have stumped the Prime Minister in a grilling which would put the opposition to shame. Zachary Cheng, 13, Ozi Egesi, 11, and 10-year-old Joanne Lee were crowned champions across three age groups in the Prime ...

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Could robots take over assignment marking?

NSW teachers’ workload could be reduced with the introduction of “machine scoring”, where robots would take over students' assignment marking, new research shows.  These new ‘automated grading technologies’ could be rolled out in NSW public schools in the next ten ...

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