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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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Teaching history to a modern-day learner

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Toni Hurley president of the History Teachers’ Association of NSW about teaching history in the 21st century. Hurley shared her views on the value of teaching the subject as well ...

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Benefits of teaching in regional Australia

In an extended interview education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Dale Zawertailo, staff learning and development coordinator at the Scots School in Albury. Zawertailo is a part of a group of educators who have decided to relocate to a regional ...

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Technologies that will form future classrooms

In an extended interview Education Review spoke to Mark Verbloot, Director of Systems Engineering, Aruba Networks ANZ. Verbloot recently presented on the topic of 'Connecting the classroom of the future with the students of today' at roundtable at the Future ...

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Teachers to focus on 21st-century skills

In an exclusive interview, we spoke to Dr Michele Bruniges, secretary for the Department of Education and Communities, who presented at the FutureSchools Expo 2015 about pedagogy for the 21st-century teacher. “Technology has always played a role in education, but ...

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Secondary education key to global competitiveness

Secondary education plays a critical role in a nation’s international competitiveness, research has found. The study, led by Macquarie University’s Dr Chris Baumann and co-authored by associate professor Hume Winzar, explored the relationship between educational achievement and a country’s competitiveness ...

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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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Teachers are targets of bullies too

Workplace bullying is a huge problem in the education sector and can come from people from above, junior staff, colleagues, pupils and even parents, an employment and labour law expert says. In an extended interview with education editor Antonia Maiolo ...

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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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