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Emotional stress burns out teachers: research

A Victoria University researcher has shown emotional stress is linked to teacher burnout. College of Education PhD candidate Jean Hopman said nearly 1-in-3 teachers burnout in their first five years because the emotions they feel in the classroom overwhelm them. ...

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Educator dispels myths about dyslexia

An education expert has reminded parents and educators that dyslexia cannot be cured, only well managed. Dr Linda Westphalen, senior lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Education, whose son has dyslexia, said while the condition will have an impact ...

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Kicking goals for teacher health

A former AFL star is heading a new program to get teachers active and healthy. Kane Johnson, former Richmond Tigers captain and Adelaide Crows premiership player, is working with health advisers Sano Health to implement the Move, Eat, Breathe program. Beginning next ...

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Get more men into primary teaching: expert

Australia must break the drought of men in the classroom, an Australian Catholic University education expert has said. ACU's analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows that for more than 20 years only 1 in 5 primary school teachers have been men. Professor ...

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Piccoli sells teaching degrees as tough but prestigious

New South Wales HSC students are being encouraged to consider a career in teaching – tough requirements and all. The NSW education minister, Adrian Piccoli, wants high-achieving HSC students to consider becoming teachers. Students need a minimum of three Band 5 results, ...

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Tablets allow teachers to give faster, better feedback

A Melbourne high school has embraced the digital enhancement of traditional learning formats. Frankston High School has successfully implemented an eLearning program for teachers and students designed to blend digital and traditional teaching. Students at Frankston have been provided with tablets that, ...

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The value of natural excursions

Virtual excursions cannot replace the real thing, an author specialising in writing for and about children with additional needs has said. Anne Vize, who has also spent time teaching in the TAFE sector, said while virtual excursions are useful for ...

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Spelling predicts writing ability: research

Research from Charles Sturt University has found a student’s proficiency in spelling is the main indicator of being a good writer. Tessa Daffern, from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) analysed data from 1400 Year 3 and ...

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