Product Recall Announcement: Faulty Students

In a move likely to cause concern, several schools have issued a Product Recall for the students produced in the last 5-10 years. According to the schools, the students are missing key aspects of their educational development. A series of Sydney Morning Herald articles sparked the recall with rates of HSC students reporting psychological and […]

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Anika Foundation Study Tour Update

I thought I’d drop a few lines just to update how my Anika Foundation Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour is shaping up… I’ve been busy as in the last few weeks, budgeting, booking flights, hotels and making appointments, but I can tell already all the hard work is going to be worth it! I’ll be […]

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Drowning, Not Learning

In his book Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar PhD describes one model of motivation that influences the approach a student may take to their learning. He calls it the “Drowning Model”. “The drowning model shows two things; that the desire to free ourselves from pain can be a strong motivator and that, once freed, we can easily […]

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We Can’t Fail the Children of the Revolution

Since Labour’s 2007 election win, Julia Gillard have been lauding her “Educational Revolution.” Her by-line for the revolution is that much of the new National Curriculum will adopt a “Back to Basics” stance. Imagine if during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, the leaders of the time had said, “Forget this steam engine stuff, let’s get back to basics. Bring out the horse!”

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