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Reboot The Bard with new Shakespeare site

A new open-access website offers educators across the globe innovative ways to teach Shakespeare. The website, Shakespeare Reloaded, aims to offer new materials, leading research and classroom activities to refresh teaching and learning approaches to Shakespeare in a way that ...

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Craven: more teachers essential

More education graduates are needed in the face of pending retirements and increasing student numbers, Australian Catholic University’s vice-chancellor has said. Professor Greg Craven, who is also chair of the government’s review into teacher training, said an ageing workforce combined ...

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A little extra cloth may cut skin cancer risk

Lengthening school uniforms – sleeves, shirts and shorts – by just a few centimetres could significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer, new research has shown. The study, conducted by James Cook University researchers, examined more than 100 schools in Townsville, ...

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Help for teachers introducing children to school

Early childhood educators may better facilitate a child’s smooth transition to school with the help of a new publication. Continuity of Learning: A resource to support effective transition to school and school-age care, developed by professors Sue Dockett and Bob Perry ...

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Triple threat

The power of blogs to enhance teaching and learning takes shape in three main forms. By Dan Haesler Imagine being able to connect with the most innovative members of your profession. Imagine if, as well as you being able to ...

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The cyber-safety curriculum

Greg Gebhart talks to Antonia Maiolo about lessons and guidelines for moulding safe, informed digital citizens. With students spending more time in the digital world, teachers must be aware of all the risks of an online environment, a leading cyber-safety ...

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New professional development policy

NSW teachers and principals will now be subjected to mandatory annual performance reviews, under a new state professional development policy. The reviews are part of a new agreement between the NSW education department and the NSW Teachers Federation to create ...

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Hand washing lessons should start young

Teaching hand hygiene early can help reduce absenteeism and the spread of diseases. Dr Bruce Solomon, a general practitioner, explained that because children form lifelong habits between the ages of 3 and 6, it's essential for schools to teach healthy habits early. ...

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