June caption competition

EducationHQ News Team
By EducationHQ News Team
Published May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison picks up a crab during a visit to the District High school on Christmas Island. What could he be thinking? Email a witty caption to news@educationhq.com by 5pm AEST, May 20, and you’ll be in the running to score an Expo Whiteboard Marker prize pack, including an ink indicator 4-pack, Magnetic 4-pack and 2-in-1 2-pack.

Professional development / PD days offer teachers a much-needed break

The apologetic language teachers use around attending a personal development course carries a not-so-subliminal message: developing your teaching abilities is not considered as important as an actual day’s teaching.

School news / Help teachers spot mental issues: Gillard

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Technology / Digital impact on kids to be put under the microscope

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School news / SA to found Indigenous soccer academy

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Careers / HPE teacher juggles classroom responsibilities with netball co-captaincy

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School news / Handling of bullying in the ACT 'frustrating, inadequate and disappointing'

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School news / Stage System Special Package Offer Finishes 30.9.2019

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Leadership / Expert talks learning obstacles at National Disability Summit

One of the biggest potential obstacles to the learning of students with disabilities is the quality of pedagogy, Dr John Munro told educators at this year’s National Disability Summit.

Technology / Teaching can't be automated, tech expert says

Neil Selwyn doesn’t buy into the claim that robots are going to replace teachers.