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Guidelines for students with English as a Second Language (ESL)

The P —12 Curriculum Framework is an over-arching framework that captures all curriculum requirements from Prep to Year 12.
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This is a complete guideline to students with English as a Second language and the benefits of learning English in Australia. Throughout the years of High School as well as it being beneficial for every student, it really allows a wide range of diversity in the classroom. Why do you think learning English in the classroom is useful?

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Starting your teaching career

Starting your teaching career | English & HPE | Scoop.it
Information about how to begin your teaching career in a Queensland state school.
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I find that when insighting this particular site, it really gives an eye opening segment on why you should become a teacher. Especially in the Enlish department. Why would you become a teacher if you had to and what would you teach?

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Drinking alcohol regularly could LOWER your risk of arthritis

Drinking alcohol regularly could LOWER your risk of arthritis | English & HPE | Scoop.it
Researchers from King's College London have discovered that drinking alcohol in moderation helps protect against rheumatoid arthritis. It is thought alcohol has an anti-inflammatory effect.
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Europe will enforce world’s first continent-wide ban on insecticides harming bees (and YOU)

Europe will enforce world’s first continent-wide ban on insecticides harming bees (and YOU) | English & HPE | Scoop.it

29 April 2013 - LifeWise

Europe will enforce the world’s first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides linked to serious harm in bees, after a European commission vote on Monday, April 29, 2013.

The landmark suspension is a victory for millions of environment campaigners concerned about dramatic declines in bees who were backed by experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). But it is a serious defeat for the chemical companies who make billions a year from the products and also UK ministers, who both argued that the ban will harm food production.

“Today’s pesticide ban throws Europe’s bees a vital lifeline, following a massive campaign backed by 2.6 million people,” said Iain Keith, at Avaaz. “Europe is taking science seriously and must now put the full ban in place, to give bees the breathing space they need.”... http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/

 

29 April, 2013 Guardian Environment

EU MEMBER STATES VOTE USHERS IN CONTINENT-WIDE SUSPENSION OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/29/bee-harming-pesticides-banned-europe

 

April 29, 2013 Buglife
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLACES A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON DANGEROUS INSECTICIDES - BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH TO SAVE THE POLLINATING BEES? European Commission places a temporary suspension on dangerous insecticides http://www.buglife.org.uk/News/European+Commission+places+a+temporary+suspension+on+dangerous+insecticides

 

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

April 5, 2013 Science News

YET ANOTHER STUDY LINK INSECTICIDE TO BEE LOSSES Findings point to treated corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/description/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

 

27 March 2013 - Seed Daily

USA REGULATORS UNDER FIRE OVER RISKY PESTICIDES THAT PUT PEOPLE AND VALUABLE CROP POLLINATORS, LIKE BEES, IN PERIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/US_regulators_under_fire_over_bee-toxic_pesticides_999.html

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Smithsonian Magazine

COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

MONSANTO RIDER" IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM ... http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/

 

SAVE THE BEES, SAVE THE BERRIES, SAVE ME http://sco.lt/89uHUv

 

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May 31st 2012 - The Economist
+++SUBTLE POISON - BEES AND INSECTICIDES http://www.economist.com/node/21551451?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/subtlepoison

 

HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS  http://sco.lt/5fQh73

 

 

 

 

MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:11 AM

Everything is interconnected.  Common sense tells us that if it impacts the health of our natural world and its incredible and intricate web of life it is impacting we humans, for we depend upon a healthy natural world for our own health and wellbeing.   Nature is the key.  To restore human health, we must restore Nature's health returning to the natural demands of our environment that it needs to maintain balance and wellbeing.  The old industrial, military complex mindset has led us to this brink of planetary ecocide and we must find a new way of living on this glorious planet for the sake of all living species.

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a small victory in an battle against greed that must be won.

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Why do PE?

Why do PE? | English & HPE | Scoop.it
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I find that this site really accurately portrays the benefical value of doing Physical Education in school. Did you do PE? if not, why?

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Health Education | Drug Education | Aussie Educator

Health Education | Drug Education | Aussie Educator | English & HPE | Scoop.it
Health, Drug and nutrition information for use in Health and Physical Education studies in Australian schools.
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Health & Drug education is extremely helpful especially in the field of Health  & Physical education in High School teaching. If children have no idea what they are learning about in regards to reuning their still growing bodies then how are they to know the benefits and downfalls of medicines etc.How would you approach teaching Drug & Health as well as physical education in High School?

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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | Video on TED.com

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:30 AM

An intriguing defense of txtng. 

 

I'm not a huge fan of texting myself. I text occassionally, but still prefer to just type what I would say if standing near the person. I make few attempts to save "valuable time" by abbreviating the spelling of words I'm using. Though recently I've picked up suggestions that not doing so is somehow sending red flags that I'm too old to be paid any attention to by those so much younger than I am and apparently so much wiser than I am.

 

Actually, part of my resistance to using texting abbreviation is probably motivated by the same forces that I used to perceive in others as being signs of a Luddite. 

 

So how to respond to this challenging talk?

 

What did I hear that I hadn't sufficiently considered before?

 

And, what did I not hear that I think should also have been considered?

 

I won't bother you with my lengthy responses to both questions. I actually meant them to be rhetorical anyway.

 

But, I did hear several thought-provoking and potentially opinion shifting ideas producing a positive response that I had not previously held regarding texting. 

 

And, at the same time, there were a few concerns that I still have regarding texting's place in the development of effective communication between people or perhaps that comes inbetween people that weren't addressed.

 

That's all, I'm just saying.

 

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Pinellas schools may alter elementary phys ed - Tbo.com

Pinellas schools may alter elementary phys ed - Tbo.com | English & HPE | Scoop.it
Pinellas schools may alter elementary phys ed
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LARGO - More elementary schools in Pinellas County could be cutting back on physical education classes next school year to make sure students and teachers get more out of class time.
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