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Management Performance Warning Signals

A new management survey suggests leaders of organisations are performing at less than three-quarters of their potential capability. Is this also true for schools?

The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) survey includes input from leaders in the education sector. 261 more words

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Teachers need good mentors

I started teaching when I was 25. You know this is my 20th year of teaching, so now you can figure out my age :-)  Along the way, I had many mentors who were invaluable for different reasons, and I can only hope the teachers I have mentored feel the same. 950 more words

First Day of School

“Perhaps I should give some account of myself. I would make education a pleasant thing both to the teacher and the scholar. This discipline, which we allow to be the end of life, should not be one thing in the schoolroom, and another in the street.

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New issue of Conference & Common Room magazine out now

The autumn term issue of Conference & Common Room is available now.

Schools and subscribers should be receiving their copies in the next few days – and the e-zine is available to view at  69 more words

New Releases

Opening Educational Opportunities for Gifted and Talented Students

Being gifted or talented can be exciting, confusing or frustrating for the young person – and for parents and teachers.

There are questions about identifying and defining ‘gifted’, providing emotional support and the right educational opportunities. 323 more words

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Beware of the NAPLAN Trojan Horse

Research about education in Australia is valuable as long as it is not commissioned to support a cause.

We respond to many media requests for comment on research but we are often disappointed to find that it has been initiated by opponents of non-government schooling or undertaken to make a case against fair funding for the Independent sector. 325 more words

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John Dewey's Dimes: Should Your School be More Like a Start-up? 4 Ways it Should be

Schools are institutions.  Schools have traditions.  Schools have standards.  Those that go to a school, especially and private, independent school, like to see it look exactly the way they left it when they return for Homecoming.   1,390 more words

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