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Security guards for 54 high-risk schools

Schools considered at high risk of a terrorist attack or ethnic violence will receive taxpayer-funded security guards and cameras. Justice Minister Michael Keenan will announce the new $18 million program at a Sydney school on Monday. It’s designed to help ...

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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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School surveillance called threat to privacy, trust

Australia must be cautious when it comes to introducing school surveillance practices common in the UK and US, a University of Adelaide criminologist has warned. Associate professor Andrew Hope said surveillance in schools can undermine privacy, erode trust, stigmatise individuals ...

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Time outs can lead to tuning out, researcher says

Naughty corners and time outs and are common disciplinary actions in the classroom but an education expert has warned that these techniques could make student disengagement worse. University of South Australia researcher Dr Anna Sullivan said research has shown that ...

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How to manage stress

Mounting evidence tells us that mental health problems are on the rise in the teaching profession. As the job role of teaching continues to expand, along with budget cuts, and an increasing workload it’s no wonder why teachers are feeling ...

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A new perspective on professional development

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke with Jenny Lewis, an expert in professional development for educators. Lewis, chief executive of Solution Tree, discussed the need for new professional learning agendas that will allow teachers to address the ...

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7 pillars of digital leadership

“Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach,” Marc Prensky wrote nearly 15 years ago, describing digital natives. Globalisation, the redefinition and expansion of knowledge, technological advances and ways in which organisations and institutions operate ...

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