Home | News (page 126)

News

Feedback takes rap

A survey suggests that parents aren’t happy with the way they receive reports on their children’s progress. By Erin Mayo. The school reporting system needs an overhaul, say parents who believe the current one does not allow them to actively ...

More »

A click online saves time

The explosion of eLearning tools can seem daunting but, used properly, they can streamline administrative tasks and help put the focus on teaching students. By Fran Molloy. Classroom teachers are under increased pressure to measure and report on their students’ ...

More »

Top I0 blogs for classroom tech

These are some of the best sites teachers can visit for reviews, advice, discussion and more. By Fran Molloy. Keeping up with technology trends in education is a Sisyphean task for already-overloaded teachers. The smartest way is to piggyback on ...

More »

Completion rates on the rise

The number of Indigenous students finishing high school has been boosted by an innovative mentoring program. The aim of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), supported by RMIT University, is to improve the chances of Indigenous youth finishing school. Recent ...

More »

Master blend

An approach that interweaves the best of online, collaborative and face-to-face methods can greatly improve professional learning in mental health support. By Lynley Clark. There is growing evidence that good mental health in childhood is vital for learning and life. ...

More »

Thinking about stress

It takes considerable energy to facilitate so many positives as a principal. By Jim Davies. It is important to recognise the stressors in education for each of us. They will vary from person to person, between school sites and across ...

More »

Smartphones linked to greater literacy

Study finds positive impact of mobile use by remote Indigenous teens; computers may have negative effect. Mobile phones could be the key to facilitating reading achievement amongst Indigenous adolescents in remote regions who have limited literacy in Standard English, but ...

More »

Parent-teacher app conference

School Stream and other products take communications mobile. By Fran Molloy. More than 1200 Catholic primary school principals will receive notifications of meetings, minutes, policy updates and newsletters through a new smartphone app called School Stream. Karyn Prior is the ...

More »

Find the time online

Internet learning can be the answer for teachers looking to squeeze in required professional development hours. In two years, most Australian teachers will be part of an annual renewal process. Starting in 2016, full-timers will be required to complete 20 ...

More »

Shining example

The leadership necessary to foster high-quality educational standards requires trust, integrity, vision and understanding. By Jim Davies. The development of the Australian Professional Standard for Principals has reaffirmed the school principal’s prime responsibilities for leading and managing quality teaching and ...

More »