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Australia joins Eco-Schools program

Australia has become the 55th country to adopt Eco-Schools, an international program that aims to empower students to create a more sustainable world through fun, action-packed learning. Twenty years on from Eco-Schools’ initial launch in Denmark, Germany, Greece and the UK, the program is being ...

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Yoga helps keep kids focus, research finds

Introducing yoga throughout the school day can help keep children motivated, focused and calm, new research shows. Charles Sturt University lecturer Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan is working with schools in regional New South Wales to introduce yoga to classrooms as an integral ...

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Bringing the world to the classroom

Every day, thousands of Australian schoolchildren are being transported around the globe to some of the world’s most important arts, cultural and science institutions, without even leaving school grounds. This is all possible thanks to virtual excursions – a relatively ...

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Study habits to help kids ace that test

Taking a break, staying focused and practicing past papers are just some of the tips education expert Ciaran Smyth has for children when it comes to studying for big exams. Smyth, an education expert from YourTutor.com.au spoke to education editor ...

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Qld school’s class size as small as it gets

Like the principals of many schools in small rural and regional communities, Charmaine Wilson is used to her student population ebbing and flowing. But perhaps unlike most other principals, when Wilson marked her role call sheet on the first day ...

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Tablets can make testing fun and easy

Using tablets to track learning in the early years of schooling can improve data management and is a fun and engaging way to assess the educational progress of students, a leading researcher says. Maurice Walker, a principal research fellow in ...

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Texting can boost child literacy

New research shows texting can help, not hinder, the reading and comprehension ability of school children. The Curtin University study involving junior schoolchildren has concluded that better interpretation of terms used in digital texting – textisms – can improve reading and language skills. ...

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Top Aussie literary works go online

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Reading Australia website, set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, ...

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