Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education
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Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education
This topic explores ideas that are linked to progressive, innovative education, including but not limited to, the use of technology.
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Teacher risks her job and bans SATS ‘for the sake of the pupils’

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Update: Opportunity Knocks Again, And Again, And Again … / Reflections of a Reluctant Writer

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New NAPLAN challenge for Year 9 students so benchmarks are met before HSC - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New NAPLAN challenge for Year 9 students so benchmarks are met before HSC - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
An awesome science show from the ’80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is.
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How can teachers teach if parents don't parent? - Video

How can teachers teach if parents don't parent? - Video | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Even kids from the most challenging backgrounds can still succeed.
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Charter schools and vouchers not a solution for Australian schooling

Charter schools and vouchers not a solution for Australian schooling | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There is no evidence to suggest that vouchers are simpler, fairer and more transparent than current funding models.
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Here’s what is wrong with testing teachers and Teach For Australia

Soul-searching and navel gazing into the quality of teaching and teacher education in Australia has been rife lately. There were already concerns abou
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Victoria's first tech school opens its doors to a new generation

Victoria's first tech school opens its doors to a new generation | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
For as long as he can remember, Seb Abbott has had robots on his mind.
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The Trad vs Prog Education Debate - A Bad Case of Attention Blindness

The Trad vs Prog Education Debate - A Bad Case of Attention Blindness | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Educators are fixated upon whether traditional, or progressive teaching methods are proven to 'work'. The 'either/or' polarisation distorting this debate has little to offer most teachers. Meanwhile, what employers and societies actually need from young people is never measured, and therefore rarely taught.
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Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind?

Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Five young minds share their stories of how they've pushed beyond boundaries to excel in science and maths and what support helped them get there.
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Japanese education: Why bullying in Japanese schools is especially traumatic | The Economist

Japanese education: Why bullying in Japanese schools is especially traumatic | The Economist | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
FIVE months after the tsunami that led to his family’s evacuation from Fukushima, the boy enrolled at a new school in Yokohama. His new classmates were pitiless. They called him “germ boy”. They stole his things. They punched and kicked him and threw him down the stairs; they took him to a “study” room and beat him some more.
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'Snowflake' generation rely on teachers tuition to bail them out

'Snowflake' generation rely on teachers tuition to bail them out | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Teachers are being 'bullied' into providing extra unpaid tuition periods so that they can bolster students chances of success ahead of crucial exams.
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Want to reduce workload? Then reduce work. Sorted

Want to reduce workload? Then reduce work. Sorted | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
From carts for lugging around piles of marking to gadgets for data collection, this area is rife with false economies, but the real solution is simple
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What Are The Top 10 Ways To Demotivate Teachers? by @TeacherToolkit

What Are The Top 10 Ways To Demotivate Teachers? by @TeacherToolkit | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
This post is not offered as a solution to help achieve this blogpost title! It's to help raise awareness that these 10 suggestions are still prevalent in our
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10 Teacher Organization Hacks to Help You Regain Your Sanity - WeAreTeachers

10 Teacher Organization Hacks to Help You Regain Your Sanity - WeAreTeachers | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Use these organizational tips to keep stress from creeping into your classroom.
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Secret Teacher: my headteacher has handed control to the students

Secret Teacher: my headteacher has handed control to the students | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Pupils are encouraged to leave class when they choose and take complaints about teachers straight to the head. It’s undermining our authority
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Digital learning: how to keep your students switched on

Digital learning: how to keep your students switched on | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Delivering teaching online is increasingly important for academics, but it needs to be more than a content dump
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Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
A new study says critical thinking is a teachable skill, but who is going to teach it?
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Comparative judgement provider says study shows system works in high-stakes context

Comparative judgement provider says study shows system works in high-stakes context | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Comparative-judgement assessment can be used to produce objective and reliable results, a study of more than 8,500 pieces of work shows
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'Huge skills gap': High school students falling behind four-year-olds

'Huge skills gap': High school students falling behind four-year-olds | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
With the younger generation learning to code before they learn to read, today's high school students need to quickly catch up.
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Why a popular teacher is the last thing you want to be

Why a popular teacher is the last thing you want to be | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Too often teachers try to manage situations by aiming to be popular with students – but that’s a fool’s errand, says Mark Roberts
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The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much

The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
A teacher I know recently left the profession after seven years in the classroom. She was an amazing science educator, bringing project-based learning to a high-poverty school in the South Bronx. Her students loved her, her principal depended on her, and her love for her students was palpable. Why would she leave what wa
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Fear of pushy parents means teachers spend hours pointlessly 'triple marking' work, education union warns

Fear of pushy parents means teachers spend hours pointlessly 'triple marking' work, education union warns | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Meet Mabel Force — the military-style school program drilling kids in discipline - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Meet Mabel Force — the military-style school program drilling kids in discipline - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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