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Ted Talks for Teachers

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Teachers have the arduous task of shaping the minds of the future. Sometimes this task is not as black and white as it may seem. We have gathered 5 TED talks that will help you achieve success in the classroom and help you reach the teaching goals that some may say are impossible! 1. Rita…

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8 fun facts about Japan!

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It’s no surprise that the Japan National Tourism Organization has been encouraging educational tours from Australia. From the electrifying modern cities and sophisticated robotics, to the ancient and historic natural landscapes scattered with volcanos, waterfalls and temples – Japan really does have something for everyone! We have compiled a list of interesting facts you may…

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Fun hands-on science activities!

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To celebrate National Science Week, here are some fun activities to spark your students’ interest in science, with a focus on this year’s theme, Destination Moon: More Space, More Science.  Build a rocket ship (no, not an actual one) out of a plastic bottle Show students how they can do their own moon maths Follow…

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Young superheroes

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Bursting with creativity and unafraid of failure, young people and their inquisitive and curious minds are leading change and making a difference to the world. This article follows some of the young minds who have changed the STEM field forever with their innovative ideas! Boyan Slat is the inventor of what is now the world’s…

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Inspirational women in science

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How many women can you name who appear in our history books? Unfortunately, off the top of your head, it’s probably just one or two! With the celebration of all things science this week, we highlight women who have paved their career in a male-dominated industry and are role models for young girls today –…

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How travel connects to the classroom

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Travelling creates stronger teachers, and in turn stronger students. Studies continuously show how travel improves academic performance, and there are learning opportunities for students before, during, and after you return from your tour. For teachers, travel is professional development at the highest level. Travel brings lesson plans to life for classrooms, and the benefits are…

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5 reasons to take your students to Rhapsody Rotorua

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Rhapsody Rotorua is a must for all music students! The annual international youth music festival brings together budding musicians to learn, perform and grow. During the one-week festival, students will develop their musical skills and repertoire, connect with like-minded peers and build confidence through performances, adjudications and professional coaching from industry experts. Why should you…

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Tasmania – a 10/10 from teachers

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From its heritage sites and natural attractions, to galleries and museums full of history and culture, our teachers always rave that Tasmania is the perfect place to take students on an educational adventure. “Tasmania was an amazing experience for our students and covered many highlights including Mt Wellington, Port Arthur and Cradle Mountain. Our students…

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Our top hands-on learning destinations for STEM

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Science, technology, engineering and maths are widely considered the industries of the future – areas that will be responsible for furthering our efforts in innovation, creativity and design. It’s no surprise that career opportunities in STEM are growing significantly more than any other industry. Integrating hands-on learning experiences inside and outside the classroom from a…

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