Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Schools

What Does It Mean To Be Educated?

Choosing schools can be difficult for parents. As with most aspects of parenting, there is a growing obsession with getting it ‘right’. Choosing the right education is often perceived as the key to a successful life. Yet there is very… Continue Reading →

What Makes a Successful School?

You can tell a school that is doing well. It self promotes. Staff brag and share results, parents congratulate themselves on their good choice and kids say, “Our school is the best”. The powerful thing about all this positive talk… Continue Reading →

The Death of Male Teachers

Most people remember at least some of their teachers from primary school. I remember every single one. They had a huge effect on me. They’re probably the reason I became a teacher. My favourite was Mr Romeo. He taught me… Continue Reading →

What Is A Day At School Really Like?

We think we know exactly what school is like. After all, we went to school! But the reality is, our experiences were a long time ago. Those memories have been coloured and distorted and edited. They aren’t very reliable. And… Continue Reading →

Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research

Kevin F. McGrath, Macquarie University and Penny Van Bergen, Macquarie University Male teachers may face extinction in Australian primary schools by the year 2067 unless urgent policy action is taken. In government schools, the year is 2054. This finding comes… Continue Reading →

Why Is School Discipline So Complicated?

Discipline is probably the worst part of the job for any principal, deputy or teacher. We set boundaries to protect kids and to help them succeed. We also want to guide them towards being citizens we are all happy sharing… Continue Reading →

Far From Home: Boarding School and Homesickness

This weekend I’m attending the thirty-year reunion of my boarding school year group. With that group of women, I stumbled through five years of adolescence. We went to school together, ate together, studied together, sang along to INXS and Wham… Continue Reading →

Why Shouldn’t You Choose a School from a League Table?

Schools hate league tables, even really good schools. Principals and teachers hate league tables; it’s one of the few things that unite them across system and geography. However, parents love them and are prepared to stake their child’s future on… Continue Reading →

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