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Tag Archives: australian education

Body image: taming the beast with media literacy

Positive body image friendship

In 2008, a Victorian government document titled Because Mental Health Matters Consultation Paper argued for ‘further development of positive body image programs, in conjunction with healthy eating programs’ as a priority activity within the ‘early childhood and school’ setting.

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Principal: school doesn’t work for most kids

School exam girl

“Secondary school, at least, only really works for about a third of students,” according to Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton. Speaking in Melbourne last week, he also asked how “we made learning, something that in younger years was so innately pleasurable, get so bad”.

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Organisation the key for collaborative, calm teaching

Teacher writing in his planner

Teachers manage a dizzying list of tasks, obligations and interruptions, with up to thirty-five students chattering, emoting, and needing things. Organisation is at the heart of what separates the self-assured smooth operator from the mere mortality of a fraught teacher.

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Should gifted students go to a separate school?

Schoolchildren in a science class

Despite two Senate inquiries in 1988 and 2001, it has taken 15 years and a state parliamentary review for the Victorian government to decide to build a specialist high school for students who are gifted, specifically targeting those from rural and regional Victoria.

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Victoria to raise the ATAR bar for teachers

Teacher with student

All Victorian teachers will be among the top 30 percent in the state, according to announced changes to tertiary admissions, ensuring that teacher education and training in Victoria will be overhauled, and outcomes improved.

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Schools, sign up for eSafety Challenge program

cyber bullying

The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, has released ClassAct 50 Challenge, designed to help children take control of their online safety, prompt thinking around respectful relationships and to know where to go to find support if things go wrong.

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