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Two take nation’s top science teaching honours

(Left to right) Gary Tilley, Kerrie Wilson, Colin Hall, Minister Greg Hunt, Rick Shine, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Michael Aitken, Richard Payne, and Suzy Urbaniak. Photo: Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Two teachers have taken the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Gary Tilley, a specialist science teacher at Seaforth Public School in Sydney’s Northern beaches, was awarded the honour in primary education, for mentoring younger teachers and Macquarie ...

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UQ scientists help inspire school science teachers


A University of Queensland workshop has helped regional teachers from 15 regional Queensland high schools become better at teaching science by linking them with university researchers. These teachers took part in a week-long research program in which they worked with ...

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What can teachers claim on their tax?


For any teachers yet to lodge their tax returns, the media face of tax accountancy firm H&R Block and former Australian Taxation Office senior director Mark Chapman has offered his top tax tips. Chapman explained when teachers work from home ...

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4 tips for building professional learning networks


A professional learning network (PLN) – it’s something teachers are told about at conferences. It consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from. In PLNs, people connect with other people for the specific purpose of learning ...

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