Critics suggest that in not allowing children to use screens as part of its ideology Steiner schools are putting them at a disadvantage. “The needs of our young people are that when they leave school, they become part of a world that is highly likely to include technology,” says Mark Chambers, the chief executive of NAACE, a professional association for those concerned with advancing education using technology. “We should be doing all we can to help them be prepared for that world, just as we would for the physical world that is around them.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
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Students from kindergarten to Year Two and students in Year 10, 11 and 12 returned to face-to-face learning on Tuesday in Victoria. Pictured: Prep teacher Rachel Gathercole teaches kids at Lysterfield Primary School about hand sanitiser … [Read more...] about Teacher tests positive to coronavirus as 400,000 students return to the classrooms in Victoria
I think the name is a problem. It sounds like you teach first, and then move on to something more lucrative or rewarding. If you look at the website, the corporate sponsors push the idea that they will offer you a "decent" job afterwards. One guy who has only done two years' training is now advising the government and writing a book on teaching and learning. There doesn't need to be a Teach First route. I don't think you need to be creaming off the best graduates. There is not necessarily a correlation between your qualifications and your ability to connect with children. … [Read more...] about Teach First: why does it divide opinion?
Meet outside with larger groups of friends and family, with social distancingMeet people from another household indoors with social distancingIncreased public transport capacity with peak time travel discouragedUniversity lab research to restartIndoor non-office-based workplaces, such as factories and labs, can resume once guidance is agreedPeople can move houseSmall shops, outdoor markets, pubs and restaurants with outdoor space, and places of worships can open - with marriages and civil partnerships allowed with limited attendees Phase three: … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown: What you can and can’t do after changes across UK