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4 ways to teach you’re (sic) kids about grammar so they actually care

Brett Healey, Curtin University First, a grammar quiz. Which of these sentences do you think begins the Eric Carle classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar? a) A little egg lay on a leaf in the light of the moon. b) On a leaf, in the light of the moon, a little egg lay. c) In the [...]

By |2020-08-24T16:09:45+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When students fail, many do nothing about it. Here’s how unis can help them get back on track

Nadine Zacharias, Swinburne University of Technology and Rola Ajjawi, Deakin University Students failing at university is not a problem of “extremes”, as federal Education Minister Dan Tehan would have it. A large proportion of students fail units of study. And, surprisingly, our research found about a third do nothing about it. However, students who received [...]

By |2020-08-24T16:04:24+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s how schools can lower the risk

Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Lucine Francis, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing The first U.S. schools have reopened with in-person classes, and they are already setting off alarm bells about how quickly the coronavirus can spread. Georgia’s Cherokee County School District, north of Atlanta, had over 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases [...]

By |2020-08-24T14:30:10+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Should you hold your child back from starting school? Research shows it has little effect on their maths and reading skills

Sally Larsen, University of New England and Callie Little, University of New England Whether to hold a child back from starting school when they are first eligible is a question faced by many parents in Australia each year. If you start a child at school too early, there’s a fear they may fall behind. But [...]

By |2020-08-24T13:16:57+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Educator Wellbeing: Practical solutions to reset, recharge and recover

Educator’s focus and dedication calls upon much more than teaching the academic curriculum. As part and parcel of the nature of their work, they often become mentors, counsellors, confidants, emotional coaches and in some cases ‘surrogate carers,’ to their students. Educating young people is both gratifying and emotionally taxing. Educators are clever, stoic and remarkable beings whose [...]

By |2020-08-25T11:42:02+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘It really sucks’: how some Year 12 students in Queensland feel about 2020

Donna Pendergast, Griffith University and Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University With a little over three months to go, Year 12 students have their sights set on the last major hurdle that will see them complete their final year of school — exams. What a year it has been for them. All students have experienced disruption, some [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:19:21+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Tricky Behaviours

Managing challenging and confronting children while staying sane Andrew Fuller If you had to describe your child, would any of these phrases sound familiar? ‘It doesn’t matter what I say...’ ‘She just gets something into her mind and won’t give it up.’ ‘Some days I could just scream at them...’ ‘He has always got to [...]

By |2020-08-25T14:36:15+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

‘Exhausted beyond measure’: what teachers are saying about COVID-19 and the disruption to education

Louise Phillips, James Cook University and Melissa Cain, Australian Catholic University All Victorian school students will be learning remotely from Wednesday. Prior to the state’s premier Daniel Andrews announcing a tightening of restrictions over the weekend, only students in prep to Year 10 in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire were learning from home. But on [...]

By |2020-08-10T15:58:39+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Victoria’s Year 12 students are learning remotely. But they won’t necessarily fall behind

Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University and Donna Pendergast, Griffith University In early July, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced government school students in prep to Year 10 — in Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire —would learn from home for term three. Students in Years 11 and 12, as well as those in Year 10 attending VCE [...]

By |2020-08-10T11:25:55+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s talk to kids about the second COVID-19 wave and new restrictions

Children, youth and families are critical members of the pandemic response. Our team at Monash Education is conducting an Australian-wide longitudinal study to understand the educational and wellbeing impact of COVID-19 on children, parents, adults and families. So far, 1987 adults and 256 youth participants have completed the survey. Preliminary findings suggest that parents don't [...]

By |2020-08-10T10:35:57+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments
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