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Roland Gesthuizen

T is for teaching - 27 views

  • He points out it is not just schools that block social media; many workplaces do so also. ''The safety and wellbeing of every student is a primary concern for schools and systems, and we shouldn't misinterpret good intentions around this.''
  • schools shouldn't underestimate the fact students are accessing social media on their phones at school anyway
  • Twitter encourages students to respond to each other's questions rather than accept he is the only one with the answers
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  • We have to tame social media to use it to advantage kids' learning
  • It's truly important that teachers today have a really good understanding of how young people learn, play and socialise outside their formal classroom
    "CAMPBELL Walsh was sick of waiting for his NAPLAN test results. ''I wanted to know how I'd done. It had already been about four months and I still hadn't got the results,'' says the year 5 student from Aitken Creek Primary in the outer Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn. "
Andrew Williamson

#VicPLN Action - 26 views

    On June 21 2012, the Government released a discussion paper which states its vision for the improvement of the teaching profession. The 'New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession,' aims to stimulate and inform discussion on the future of the teaching profession and school leadership.  As a collective of grass roots teachers, who are not currently being asked to participate in educational debates and discussion, we see this as an opportunity to enable teachers' voice.   Teachers: A great, yet untapped, source for policy makers.
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