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The Imagination Declaration: young Indigenous Australians want to be heard – but will we listen?

When you think of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kid, or in fact any kid, imagine what’s possible. Don’t define us through the lens of disadvantage […] Expect the best of us. – Excerpt from the Imagination Declaration, August 2019. A group of school students from across Australia have just shown what real leadership [...]

By |2019-09-02T12:00:26+11:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Teenage sexting linked to increased sexual behaviour, drug use and poor mental health

You glance at your teen’s smartphone and see a text message light up the screen. Was that a sext you just saw? Questions flood your mind. Is this what kids are doing nowadays? Does this mean my child is having sex too? Sexting — the exchange of sexual messages, photographs or videos via technological devices [...]

Technology and learning in the classroom: six tips to get the balance right

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to have more computers than students in schools. But as the numbers of computers and other technological devices increased, student performance did not. The days of cramming computers into classrooms and expecting improvements in learning are numbered. Some argue there’s little evidence to justify investment [...]

By |2019-04-18T16:23:26+11:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reduce children’s test anxiety with these tips – and a re-think of what testing means

The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam. Certainly, older students have been the focus of more than a half a century of research examining test and assessment anxiety and its impact on grades. Researchers know that such test anxiety generally has a [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Wellbeing Education for Teens

“Participating in this event helped me see where my fellow peers sit in terms of different things that impact us in our teenage lives. Seeing the amount of people across the country who are thinking about the same things I am is encouraging and empowering” said a year 12 student from last year’s Generation Next [...]

NSW schools face ‘unprecedented’ levels of disability

Schools in NSW are facing "unprecedented pressure" due to soaring disability rates, with the number of students with autism increasing by almost 15 per cent per year and those with mental health needs growing by more than five per cent. Yet there are fewer staff trained to support them as the number of special education [...]

By |2019-02-25T14:36:05+11:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Disability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too Stressed to Test: Anxious Students Using Doctor Notes as Exams Become too Much

High school students are now so stressed that they are visiting doctors in the hope of being able to escape the pressure of a group exam, major test, or even just everyday lessons. Experts say an epidemic of anxiety in our schools is emerging from a storm of factors including the never-ending exposure to social [...]

How to Identify, Understand and Teach Gifted Children

This is a longer read at just under 2,000 words. Enjoy! The beginning of the 2019 school year will be a time of planning and crystal-gazing. Teachers will plan their instructional agenda in a general way. Students will think about another year at school. Parents will reflect on how their children might progress this year. [...]

By |2019-01-25T15:42:43+11:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eyes on WA school students accused of sex offences

Dozens of WA school students have been convicted or accused of sex offences and need to be monitored under risk assessment management plans, Education Minister Sue Ellery has revealed. She told a hearing at State Parliament last week there were 72 students under RAMPs. “The department has been notified about 72 cases where students are [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:29:04+11:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments