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Call to videotape teachers at work

Call to videotape teachers at work | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Teachers should be filmed in the classroom so they can review and improve their performance, a member of the expert Gonski panel says.
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Working in human resources previously I can see the thought process in this suggestion.  However usually people are not relaxed, do not perform to their optimum when being recorded.

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OECD educationtoday: What teachers know and how that compares with college graduates around the world

OECD educationtoday: What teachers know and how that compares with college graduates around the world | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
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Interesting reading whilst I'm studying numeracy. Especially how Finland and Japan rate higher but ,many others are all quite comparable.
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Top 10: Unusual school bans

Top 10: Unusual school bans | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
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It's sad that some of these things have been banned.
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How to work with your teaching assistant: it's a double act

How to work with your teaching assistant: it's a double act | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
While teaching assistants are vital sources of support for teachers, knowing how to manage them can be tricky. Danielle Egonu-Obanye shares her tips on making the partnership work
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Setting the tone: how to personalise your classroom

Setting the tone: how to personalise your classroom | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
From a hall of fame to connective walls, Wellington Academy's director of English, Freya Odell, shares nine ideas for sprucing up your classroom with learning aids and displays
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Some great tips on how to make the classroom appealing

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Work vs life: how teachers can get the balance right

Work vs life: how teachers can get the balance right | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
A selection of teachers share their coping strategies and stories on how to have a life outside of work
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Maths teachers deserve more pay: Pyne

Maths teachers deserve more pay: Pyne | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
BRISBANE, Aug 1 - Science and math teachers should have higher wages than other teachers, Shadow Education Spokesman Christopher Pyne says. A recent study found nearly half of 17 NSW universities' ...
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Most UK births since 1972, says ONS

Most UK births since 1972, says ONS | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than in any year since 1972, contributing to the highest population growth in the EU, official figures show.
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We really need to curb population growth to a more sustainable level.  It impacts on the environment in so many ways.

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Aussies quit teaching early, outdoor play and science teacher shortage

Aussies quit teaching early, outdoor play and science teacher shortage | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
This week's research round up includes: concerns about science teacher shortages, a camera children can build and why the staff room is causing Australian teachers to quit
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What a pity that teacher's are quitting are early

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Team teaching the way of the future

Team teaching the way of the future | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
WHEN discussing the various approaches to teaching and learning, the debate as to which is the best pedagogy can flare instantly, given the heat that this core element of our profession generates. ...
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I've not heard of team teaching before

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Teacher Preparation: Who's Doing it Right, and What Can We Learn from Them? - InformED

Teacher Preparation: Who's Doing it Right, and What Can We Learn from Them? - InformED | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
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Personality test for aspiring teachers

Personality test for aspiring teachers | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
The online tool at Melbourne University seeks to identify those best equipped for classroom pressures.
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Interesting the amount of tests which will be required for new teachers with aptitude testing and personality testing being discussed.

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OECD educationtoday: Reforming education systems: Where to start?

OECD educationtoday: Reforming education systems: Where to start? | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
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Another piece supporting teacher quality and how in some countries only 10% of applicants to a course are selected. I remember when the Aust Govt lowered university entry requirements to encourage more to become teachers.
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What do we really know about teaching? OECD

What do we really know about teaching? OECD | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
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Interesting how everyone has an opinion on teachers but that in many countries they just don't get appraisals. The study also shows that a mix of teacher led and student led learning is the best.
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The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest - Edudemic | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Simple enough, right? Here's our Teacher's Guide To Pinterest that gives you a few more ideas about how to properly use Pinterest in an education setting. Enjoy!
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10 commandments for new teachers

10 commandments for new teachers | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
From the power of Google to ditching the monotone, secondary teacher Lulu Kuper shares her proven tips on how NQTs can get the best from their students
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Making best use of your TA

Making best use of your TA | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
I'M in a classroom helping students learn — I’m a teacher aide (TA), and while some teachers acknowledge and appreciate my help, others ignore me. What’s going on? There is clearly confusion about ...
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Some great insight into working with a TA

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How to teach … a new class

How to teach … a new class | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
This week, the Guardian Teacher Network focuses on resources to help NQTs with their first classes in September
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Why I became a primary school teacher: it was my lifelong ambition

Why I became a primary school teacher: it was my lifelong ambition | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
After a degree in primary education, Ross Young has just finished a fantastic NQT year in his dream job at the Dharma school where teaching is based on Buddhist values
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Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress?

Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress? | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Amanda Bailey explains how she teaches mindfulness skills in school to help staff and students manage stress and improve concentration
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Secret Teacher: schools have got lesson observations all wrong

Secret Teacher: schools have got lesson observations all wrong | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
With teachers playing the system and students clamming up in observations, surely schools can find a better way to assess teaching and progress?
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It makes me sad that Observations are like this, having worked in human resources it should be a relaxed environment to get an accurate picture of the student and staffs capabilities

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Childcare

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The value of work done by childcare educators will be tested in a historic equal pay case to be lodged with the industrial arbiter on Monday.

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Lessons in performance-related pay

Lessons in performance-related pay | The Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Letters: The sensible approach to this problem is to leave it to individual schools to decide where to place teachers, for whatever reason, on some nationally agreed pay scale
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