The Educator Weekend wrap: Schools shortage, teachers’ biggest issues and a boost for STEM
Making news this week, a report warns of a looming schools shortage, teachers reveal their biggest issues and principals get STEM help.
New STEM resource for principals announced
Principals now have an accessible guide to a wide range of STEM programs available to students. The Educator investigates how your school can benefit.
New laws touted after principals bashed, threatened
Mandatory jail terms for people who assault police should extend to those who assault principals, Australian Principals Federation (APF) national president, Ron Bamford, tells The Educator.
Bridging the generation gap in education
Despite many schools moving towards 21st century learning trends, a challenging generational gap remains, Dennis Yarrington tells The Educator.
Parents can add “greater value” to homework
If students are to reap greater value from homework, parents must be involved, says a leading voice in education.
Keyboards multiply, but educators still swear by cursive
It has helped human communication evolve since 3200BC, but Finnish schools will soon be phasing out handwriting altogether. Could Australia be next?