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Why aren’t female Bear Grylls’ recognised?

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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Award winning educator to train future teachers

Award-winning mathematics teacher Eddie Woo has featured prominently in the media for his achievements recently, and has now been been appointed to a NSW “super teacher” role. Premier Gladys Berekiklian made the announcement on Friday, and officially appointed Woo as ...

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Review could help tradies become teachers

The federal government has launched a national review of teacher registration to improve consistency and teacher quality across the country. Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham said the National Review of Teacher Registration had been endorsed by all states ...

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NSW apprenticeships get a makeover

Changes made to the state’s apprenticeship system aim to make it more responsive to the demands of the workplace, skills minister John Barilaro says. The new laws governing NSW apprenticeships were drafted and passed by parliament in the form of ...

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Opinion: the pressure-cooker lives of Singapore’s teachers

Twelve-hour days and big classes are realities that Singapore’s teachers face daily. Such conditions create stressful work environments which impede their capacity to live up to their global reputation for teaching excellence. They are usually too exhausted to be the classroom innovators they ...

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Education is probably more gender-equal than you think

Women may be better-educated but they’re not being paid more. The latest gender equality scorecard from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has revealed that, on average, men earn over $26,000 more than women annually. This represents a wage gap of 22.4 per cent. ...

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How to build a hardy teacher

Caroline Mansfield is teaching teachers resilience on a global scale. The Murdoch University associate professor’s program, the sunnily named Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRITE), has 5,000 users and counting. Resilience – the capacity to quickly bounce back after setbacks – ...

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