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Funding Schmunding

To get re-elected a political party will imprison refugees on distant islands, so it must come as no surprise that the party will disproportionately fund private schools over public. If private school parents weren’t either swinging voters or political donors, they’d be hung out to dry. Teaching idea? Microscopic things are hard to visualise, so …

Concerned about this …

Fairfax today printed https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/the-great-fear-i-have-with-new-teaching-standards-20180903-p501fa.html I fear that a point has been missed – the brilliant eccentric unqualified teacher was usually accompanied in the staff room by inept, bigoted, violent, [insert own adjective] unqualified teachers. To be qualified is minimal – Mr. Chips could be qualified and still a clever eccentric, although he wouldn’t be my …

Hello Teachers

Constraints make excellent teaching difficult – time, tests, “the set curriculum”, colleagues, the “boss” and so on. Do something different to the normal run of the mill activities of your classroom. For example try a creative writing exercise in a science class to personalise the information – Cell Specialisation You are just one of the …