Schools should hire wellbeing counsellors
ABC News, 31 Oct 2019
should employ mental health and wellbeing counsellors to help
overcome Australia's annual $180 billion mental health bill, the
Productivity Commission says...
Mobile phone ban for WA students
ABC News, 30 Oct 2019
Government school students in
Western Australia will face a mobile phone ban along with
restrictions on smart watches and tablets next year...
Boris gets his election
ABC News, 29 Oct 2019
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the
support of Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to have a general
election in December...
Illegal disability refusals common
The Conversation (opinion by Kathy Cologon), 29 Oct 2019
Over 12 per cent of students with a disability are
refused school enrolment, a survey published by CYDA (Children
and Young People with a Disability) shows...
LIFT for 29 schools
Tas Govt media release, 28 Oct 2019
The state government's Learning
in Families Together (LIFT) program will be extended to a
further 29 schools to encourage more parents to participate in
the improvement of their children's literacy skills...
MEMORY AND LEARNING
Context helps memory
The Conversation (opinion by Adam Osth), 25 Oct 2019
Reliving the context in which
something had been learned helps you remember more about it, an
Damaging winds today
website, 25 Oct 2019
gusting to in excess of 100 km/h in most parts of Tasmania are
forecast for today (Friday)...
Hobart Show closed till 3.00pm (Fri) due to strong winds,
ABC News, 25 Oct 2019
ABC News, 20 Oct 2019
The British parliament has not
accepted PM Boris Johnson's negotiated BREXIT deal, instead
triggering confusion by asking the EU for an extension while the
PM advises the EU he disagrees with an extension being granted..
MPs have now accepted the deal but rejected the legislation
timeline, ABC News, 23 Oct 2019
Adjusting for disability
ABC News, 18 Oct 2019
A new nation-leading needs-based disability funding
model to commence in Tasmania in 2020 will benefit 2,000
students, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says..
Educational Adjustments Disability Funding, DoE website
BREXIT deal agreed
ABC News, 17 Oct 2019
Umpteenth time lucky? British PM
Boris Johnson and the European Union have agreed on a new BREXIT
deal. However, the deal has yet to pass the British and EU
Don't wax lyrical over study songs
The Conversation (opinion by Timothy Byron), 17 Oct 2019
Listening to music while
studying is less likely to be a hindrance if it puts a student
in a good mood, is neither too loud nor too fast, and contains
few or no lyrics - so long as the student is not too introverted
psychology lecturer suggests...
Tas Govt media release, 16 Oct 2019
A survey of over 28,000 students in Tasmanian
government schools shows they have good relationships with their
teachers, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says..
palawa kani vocabulary widens
ABC News, 12 Oct 2019
An expanded dictionary has been
produced for the reconstructed Tasmanian Aboriginal language,
palawi kana information, Tasmanian
Composing video game music
The Conversation (opinion by Dan Golding), 3 Oct 2019
The composition of music for
video games has come a long way, an academic writes..
GOVERNMENT VS PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Abolish private schools?
The Conversation (opinion by Paul Kidson), 2 Oct 2019
The British Labour Party wants
private schools to be abolished for the 5 per cent of students
who attend them but abolition is virtually out of the question
in Australia where non-government schools are considerably more
popular, an academic writes..
Interest rates cut by 0.25 per cent
ABC News, 1 Oct 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia
has reduced the official interest rate by 0.25 per cent to a
historic low of 0.75 per cent..