Student Engagement: A Dynamic Process

This article was published on the EducationHQ website, June 2017:¬†https://au.educationhq.com/news/40144/student-engagement-its-not-just-about-gimmicks-and-smoke-machines/ Teachers are working as hard as they ever have, yet schools across Australia are struggling to engage students. This year, a Grattan Institute study revealed that 40% of Australian students are passively disengaged from school. The study suggests this disengagement could be a result of […]

The first 5 minutes: it’s the vibe that counts!

I was chatting with a prac teacher recently, and she touched on an issue with one of her English classes being a little, well…dull, in terms of discussion. Essentially, she reported that there was no ‘vibe’ and that unresponsiveness had become a class culture. It got me thinking; ultimately, whose responsibility is it to create […]