An exciting opportunity exists for a temporary full time Principal at Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre.
A NSW childcare director who bought a pool, expensive car and house with $3.6 million-worth of fraudulently obtained federal government payments has been sentenced to at least four years in jail.
A free meningococcal vaccine will be provided to people aged 15 to 19 in Western Australia under a three-year program targeting those most at risk of developing the disease and passing it on.
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There is only one way to improve literacy: spend more time on teaching it. That's why greater focus on literacy, especially whole-school focus, invariably leads to measurable short-term improvements. But unless the attention is sustained, they tend to peter out again. The teaching method used makes little difference. Because English spelling is highly unphonic (as i've explained in detail on several of my blogs), with many different spellings for identical sounds (blue shoe flew through too...) and 69 spellings which have more than one pronunciation (an, any, apron; on, only, once), success in both reading and writing depends mainly on getting lots of practice and help, when stuck. But for anyone with the wrong sort of brain - one that expects things to be logical and make sense - even more time and help can still leave progress excruciatingly slow. Learning to read and write English is easy only if u happen to have a good visual memory and can accept things without questioning. Otherwise, the thousands of spellings like 'speak, speech, seize, siege, see, me, ski' and 'sound, soup, southern' are very difficult to cope with, regardless of how good the teaching is.
I can safely say, John Dewey's dream has come true. He wanted this hands-on minds-on learning curriculum ( STEAM / STEM ) a century ago. All we need now is to let the 'bored to death' dexterous kids know about that learning does take place outside the textbooks ( which usually are reprints of 20 -50 years old material). I have been burning the candle at both ends for STEM education and Project Based Learning for many years and now have been contracted by the Auckland City council to run day-long workshops on Robotics/ STEM in several libraries for the dexterous kids who normally shy away from books. I would love to visit the facilities and wish to be involved in many ways if an opportunity arrives.