Semester 1 2020

The JPL begins 2020 with an update of the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) courses in Years 7 – 12 as well as a look at the concepts of uncertainty, error and confidence in data that are now part of the new Stage 6 Science syllabuses. The edition delves into how to encourage Stage 6 Advanced English students to be confident in their abilities as writers. The essential role of the Teacher – Librarian and the school library in low SES schools is reasserted and an explanation is given of the benefits of the Quality Teaching Rounds. We look at rural education and some “tips and tricks” for teachers who “go bush” to teach. Important reading for all teachers includes Kathy Deacon’s article on collaborative school leadership as well as Peter Johnson’s explanation of the issues associated with conflicts of interest.

For your Classroom

Technology Subjects Years 7 -12 Update – 2020 – Semester I

Alexander Stewart discusses the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) courses in Years 7 -12 and brings teachers up to date...


Crafty Students in Advanced English

Steve Henry reflects on how to encourage Stage 6 English students to be more confident as writers… Like most English...


Uncertainty, Error and Confidence in Data

Jim Sturgiss provides a straightforward guide to teaching some scientific concepts that are now part of the new Science syllabuses…...


For your Staffroom

Going Bush: Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Catherine Jeffery reveals some of the benefits of teaching in a rural or remote location and gives some suggestions on...


Developing A Culture Of Library Use In Low Socio-Economic Areas

Lisa McKenzie, Donna Davison, Paul Capouski and Sushma Sharma examine the essential role of the teacher librarian and the school...


Lead but Let Others Come First

Kathy Deacon explains how leadership in schools should be a collegial, collaborative and collective practice . . . There are...


For your Future

Time to Talk about Teaching: The Power of Quality Teaching Rounds

Lloyd Bowen reveals some of the possible benefits for teachers of being involved in the Quality Teaching Rounds process. ....


This School is not a Family Business

 Peter Johnson reveals some of the issues associated with conflict of interest…        “But she was the best...