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NASA Space School shows off STEM careers

For science educators Jeremy von Einem, of Sydney’s Barker College, and Rob Marr, of John Paul College near Brisbane, the rare opportunity to escort their students on a trip to NASA facilities in the US was too good to pass up. ...

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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan

In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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For teachers looking to chill out

Talk to most teachers, and they’ll tell you their job involves a fair share of stress. Many published studies show some stress can be good. It hones focus and helps you get things done. But too much stress can be very, ...

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Principal calls for global education networks

Networking with educators overseas is something every schooling professional should do, one principal has said, as it helps staff and improves kids’ learning. Clayton Reedie, principal of Dalmeny Public School – in Sydney’s south-west – last week scored a $14,000 ...

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Children’s reading skills improve as academics train teachers

Professional learning delivered by academics to teachers in Queensland’s Bowen Basin has improved reading ability in the local schoolchildren. The project involved University of Queensland education experts instructing teachers in local communities. The academics showed the teachers techniques for reading education, and observed ...

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