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Amy Harrison
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Senior Teacher in the Northern Territory, Australia
Senior Teacher in the Northern Territory, Australia

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Instead of $30 million on direct instruction, spend $150,000 on a curriculum specialist teacher to write with the community a program "that's accepted and embraced and gets the people of Aurukun excited, gets the children excited and engaged, and enables them to have a very strong and positive sense of cultural identity, while at the same time nurtures a sense of excellence so they can thrive in a modern society." - Chris Sarra
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Outdoor play? Movement? Nature? For kids? So radical! My new job: TimberNook provider
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Particularly relevant in the context of global budgeting
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I am very much in favour of taxing spending more than taxing income, this is an interesting model.
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Concise and accurate account of teaching - "But every day is still educational triage. You will pick and choose your battles, and you will always be at best bothered, at worst haunted, by the things you know you should have done but didn't."
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A quick explanation of code-switching, think of this with Aboriginal English and Kriol "To be told their language use is incorrect makes no logical sense: They are correctly using the features of another language."
Code switching is a term most ESL teachers are probably familiar with. But this article may help you explain it to others.
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"...it is not that the quality of teachers or quality of school is worse, but because the equity in schools has become worse."
"The Gonski model was being cited internationally as one of the best and most equitable funding models in the world"
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Feeling this at the moment - disheartened by all the "extra" problems teachers are supposed to fix outside of the three Rs. "If teaching was so easy and the holidays so plentiful, then why does the profession have one of the highest turnover rates?"
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The case for specialised ESL support
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Some fantastic stuff throughout this site from South Aust to support AC implementation, including an app BitL (Bringing it to Life) tool that gives grade-appropriate "pedagogical questions" for each learning area with examples of how that could link to the content.
Professor Guy Claxton throws up plenty of talking points in the Building Powerful Learning series about school leadership, change, and "helping kids learn to be talking more about the process of learning"
"It doesn’t work if you mandate change because schools are complicated and organic." !!
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