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AI responses to a Year 12 English assessment task
I started a chat with an Artificial Intelligence platform by copying and pasting the text from a Year 12 assessment task sheet. For more information on AIs in education, see this page. My...
Preparing Students For Puberty
“I used to get this stuff…” At puberty, the teenage brain temporarily looses some of its capacity for academics. We want our students to have learnt ahead in the core curriculum with...
University course price changes from 2021
Radical change to university incentives has been needed for some time. And here it is! (Announced 19 June 2020) But what a year for school-leavers! The first to graduate with an ATAR in...
Maths and English tutoring during Covid-19
Education, school and tutoring in the face of Covid-19 2022 Term 1 Update For a moment there, we thought school disruptions might be behind us. While we have so far 'got of lightly' compared to...
Looking for free remote learning activities this holiday?
During the Covid-19 social restrictions ELC has moved temporarily to remote learning to keep our students' safe while keeping their hard-earned progress from being compromised. From Term 2 2020 we...
Which maths? Methods, Specialist or General?
Which maths? Short answer: Methods We say students should have Mathematical Methods as their default expectation, and aspire to it from early on. (Formerly equivalent to Maths B.) In Year 10,...
Guilty pleasure I guarantee you’ve more than once suppressed that slippery guilt that comes with putting off today what could be done tomorrow. And you have no idea how long this topic has been...
Feeling ‘in control’ of the school journey
Students shouldn’t feel swept along or left behind by school! It is their journey – they should know where they're going, and be relaxed and confident behind the steering wheel. When driving a...
Keep Calm and NAPLAN
In May, Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test. While the data might be put to good use, the overemphasis routinely placed on...
School marks for written tasks
Dan Blore is Manager and Educator at Extended Learning Centres, Mooloolaba If you notice that your secondary students are given marks for English or other written assessments which seem below the...
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