A collection of the most useful, tactical, and actionable information educators are using to help grow Australia’s education to the front line of the world. 1% at a time.
This is where the K2AV team does the ground work to find practical information that educators can apply, ponder, and discuss to move the needle 1% further . So here it is:
The one exercise educators are taking the time out for
- Self Compassion exercise from the School of Life. Educators typically fall into the highly self-critical category, being tough as nails on themselves. And if exercises and practices to lessen the voices of self-flagellation are not practised, then it is extremely unlikely they can be taught. Teaching this practice, as we all know, is imperative for a fruitful life.
Classroom website builders educators recommend
Most shared article on supporting young entrepreneurial types
Most shared education video on Facebook
Some schools have stopped grouping kids by age — and it’s making a big difference. Essentially the Montessori method of education – the premise being, the only reason students were grouped by age was for efficiency of “knowledge transfer”. Classrooms should allow students of different age to collaborate promoting opportunities for tutoring, modelling others, eliminating the “normal” for a particular age, and greater autonomy.
An event WA educators are excited about
Eddie Woo at Curtin University on 2nd August 2018 on engaging students with mathematics. Named “Australia’s most famous teacher” – with a YouTube channel boasting 300,000+ subscribers, a finalist for top 10 teachers in the world, and awarded Australia’s Local Hero 2018 by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
P.S. Here’s a link to one question we’re asked most often “Is a normal everyday TV good enough for my classroom display?” – the answer is “most likely not.” As 58% of students in an average classroom can’t read from a 70″ screen. Use the 4-6-8 method described here to calculate the size display you need.
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We, K2AV, are the largest classroom technology provider to education in WA, our goal has been to help grow education in Australia to the frontline of the world. This newsletter, ourpodcast, our toolkits, and our book has been our means of sharing information that can help do that. Let us know what we could/should do better.