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Don't Ban Phones in Schools

Monday, 25 June 2018 8:09:30 pm Australia/Sydney

As a teacher, don’t ban phones in schools

All this blaming in the news lately of mobile phones being the cause or expediting the issues of bullying and harassment is ridiculous. Phones are not the issue but a medium. If bullying is such a concern, why aren’t we teaching them what to do?

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Comments | Posted in Education By Michael De Main

Using Tech in the Classroom

Friday, 13 April 2018 11:28:48 am Australia/Sydney

Modern day students are a different breed. They live and breathe technology. To be an effective educator, you need to be tech-savvy. The 21st-century classroom functions like a well-oiled machine when educators balance the use of technology, digital media skills as well as the integration of fast thinking mentalities presented by learners. Read on to find out more about today's most cutting-edge technological tools to facilitate teaching.

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Comments | Posted in Education By Michael De Main

Is Education Failing Our Youth

Monday, 2 April 2018 6:44:08 pm Australia/Sydney

Is Education Failing Our Youth?

 

In over 100 years, education has not changed dramatically. We still run the same system today that we did all those years ago. Bells, classrooms, uncomfortable seating, prescribed content and mandated testing, but society and employment have moved beyond this paradigm. Sure, we no longer discriminate as to who can attend or what level someone can reach, but what changes have we really made? And have we lost the true essence of education?

 

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Comments | Posted in Education By Michael De Main

Endless Forms of Financial Freedom with The Wheel

Monday, 12 March 2018 3:50:29 pm Australia/Sydney

Being an educator—for most, is more of a calling than a profession. As rewarding as the job can be, the long hours and overtime at home can be taxing. Especially when tallied to the pay check. Whether consciously or unconsciously, educators are satiated when students excel. Part of the challenges faced by educators include coming up with essential, exciting and easy to understand content for students. Striking the right balance between understanding, simplicity and adhering to the syllabus requires hundreds of hours of planning, writing and rewriting.

Managing to crack the code and develop engaging content, makes it easier for students to understand the course. More excitingly, they go on to share it with their friends. However, the immediate circle of friends is rather small. That is why more and more educators go on to search for platforms that liaise with educators and students.

The Wheel can help put a lot of things into perspective.

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Comments | Posted in News Teaching Strategies Education By Michael De Main

Teachers with guns

Sunday, 4 March 2018 6:28:56 pm Australia/Sydney

Teachers with guns?!?!

GUNS!! We can barely get resources! We work in old buildings, overcrowding, overworked and underpaid. We use outmoded technology while teaching future learning. Teachers are amazing people who can turn boring paperwork and limited resources into fantastic lessons and brilliant learning opportunities. They can change, diversify and differentiate a lesson to 30 different learning styles. They raise many children, and sometimes, even better than their parents. Every teacher chose their profession simply to enable lifelong learning. To see a child have that lightbulb moment. Sorry Mr President. We didn’t start teaching to carry a gun to shoot the student we couldn’t save or protect.

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Comments | Posted in Education By Michael de Main

The best age to start school

Sunday, 4 February 2018 4:04:42 pm Australia/Sydney

What age to start your child in school?

It’s a debate that has become more and more vocal over the last few years. Parents with children born close to the Department cutoff dates always ask – should I send my child early or wait? Please, for the love of your child and if possible, wait. As a High School teacher for over 15 years, believe it or not, we can tell who is the youngest in the year group. Read on for all the reasons why.

 

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Comments | Posted in Education By Michael de Main

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The Wheel is an educational networking and resource marketplace that connects educators and students with knowledge, resources and tools to excel. Either digital or physical, each product is created to assist educators or students researching or preparing for a specific subject matter. The Wheel was founded by Michael de Main, a NSW Secondary Teacher.

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