Monthly Archives: June 2012

Now it’s NSW teachers’ turn

Teaching is once again in the spotlight. SYDNEY, June 19  - NSW teachers are threatening to walk off the job for a day if the government rejects a list of demands contained in a charter presented to Education Minister Adrian … Continue reading

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For love not money: Teachers doing the heavy lifting

Imagine the scenario…. Friday period 6. Year 9 French. End of term. Heavy rain and wind against the windows. The French teacher walks into the Head of Languages’ office… Teacher: Just wanted to let you know. I’m not teaching period … Continue reading

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You want better teachers?

our brightest students need quality teaching if they are to achieve their full potential at each stage of their intellectual, emotional, social, physical etc. development. Continue reading

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Report writing: How to stay sane!

It’s that time of year when teachers take a break from the rigours of classroom teaching (if they’re lucky) and are stretched to produce 100 mini War and Peace biographies of their students’ achievements and challenges at the mid-year point. … Continue reading

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Anti-bullying resource launched

The following news segment aired in February this year announcing the trial of a new online anti-bullying resource for students and teachers: New website tackles bullying – Ch7 News The website has now launched and was featured on this morning’s … Continue reading

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Teaching is a team sport

Learning is an interdependent process in which a team effort is required. Performance pay will create a silo mentality and the outcomes for students will not be as positive. Continue reading

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Victorian teachers to strike

Teachers to strike over demands for a 30 per cent pay rise over three years. Thousands of Victorian public school teachers have voted to walk off the job on Thursday 7th June in their bid for better pay and conditions. … Continue reading

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