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  1. Dec 2019
  2. Nov 2019
    1. But every time I’ve heard a story like that, my first thought has always been, Holy crap. What kind of a relationship did that teacher have with those students? What was going on in the minutes, days, and weeks leading up to that chair being thrown?

      We need to look not just at the incident that occurred but what was happening in the relationships between the student and other students and the student and the teacher in the preceding weeks and months.

      The 3 Whys is a really useful tool here. Why did the student throw the chair, but why, but why...

  3. Oct 2019
    1. recommendations of the Wyndham Committee report of 1957. The Wyndham recommendations included the automatic transition of all students from primary to secondary school; the provision of a ‘core’ curriculum with increasing electives across the first four years of secondary school; the possibility of students undertaking courses leading to a Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination, the type and content of which ‘should be such as to make it acceptable as a test for university matriculation’; and the establishment of an independent board with authority for the development of HSC courses, the conduct of HSC examinations, and the issuing of certificates.
    1. The new and urgent challenge for schools and the school curriculum is to ensure that all students reach levels of attainment currently achieved by only some.

      Can all achieve the same high levels of achievement OR do different students achieve high levels of achievement in different disciplines and is that OK?

  4. Sep 2019
    1. Teaching is a female dominated profession – 73% of all in-school staffare female and there are more female than male school leaders (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018b; Mckenzie, Weldon, Rowley, Murphy, & Mcmillan, 2014).

      Given students are roughly 50% male, 50% female, this is highly non-representative.

    2. Evidence demonstrates that strong school leadership, that emphasises quality teaching and learning, has a significant impact on student progress and achievement (Leithwood, Seashore Louis, Anderson, &Wahlstrom, 2004).

      Not relevant to the diversity assertion.

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      The head of the relevant entity should be required to give the employee a notice that the notification has been made, unless the police have requested otherwise.

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      Parental discipline?

    3. Ill-treatment, of a child, means conduct towards a child that is unreasonable andseriously inappropriate, improper, inhumane or cruel

      Who decides? For instance in example 1, what constitutes "excessive" demands of a child for a child worker?

    4. must observe the principles ofnatural justice and ensure procedural fairness,

      This doesn't happen and seems to be in contradiction with the paramount principles.

    5. The safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, including protecting children fromchild abuse, is the paramount consideration in decision-making under this Act andthe regulations and in the operation of this Act and the regulations generally

      The paramount consideration is protecting children. The problem with this is that it ignores (and overrides?) the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

    1. The text of these statements (which include some misspelt words) is as follows:-

      The highlighted texts are the texts that the ADT upheld as breaching the AD Act.

    1. "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you,

      Finally, Greta Thunberg says something I can agree with!

    1. Students are apathetic, unmotivated, or disengaged. Students don’t value education. Parents aren’t supportive. Kids don’t believe in themselves. Kids are distracted by technology.

      The interesting consideration with all of these responses is that they are not under the direct control of the teacher. They are struggling with issues that are someone else's responsibility.

  5. Aug 2019
    1. I think it’s important to recognise we have very limited performance pay for teachers now. There’s an exceptional teachers program in New South Wales. People apply for it and they don’t get a lot; actually I think it’s ridiculous, they only get about an extra $5,000 dollars a year. But there is an attempt in New South Wales on a limited scale to financially reward the better teachers under that program.

      What is he referring to?

    2. In most of our disadvantaged schools in New South Wales we have instructional teachers: so two teachers in the classroom for a good part of the time.

      I'm not aware of this operating in a High School environment.

    3. have an allocation of funding for those that are achieving the best results.

      The school which are already successful don't need additional funding. The schools that are not being successful need additional targeted funding.

    1.  First, the respondents rightly submit that, while mindful of the presumption of innocence, an ordinary reasonable member of the public is likely to conclude from the fact that Mr de Belin has been charged with a serious offence that he is a person suspected by the police of having committed the offence and that the police have reasonable cause for laying the charge against him

      The problem here is that there is a belief that if the police charge someone they have a view that the person is guilty. In assault cases, this is simply just not the case.

    2. In any event, even if there were any doubt about the issue, the inference that an ordinary reasonable member of the public would form this view became irresistible once detailed and graphic allegations of the charge emerged when Mr de Belin attended court on 12 February 2019 and were extensively reported in the media. For example, the Channel 9 news report that evening stated that “[p]olice say their case is strong and if convicted he will go to jail” and that it was alleged that the victim “later underwent a rape test at hospital and was observed to have injuries to her legs, neck, lower abdomen and shoulder” (exhibit R4): see also e.g. the reports in the Courier Mail, Brisbane, and the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, on 13 February 2019 (exhibit R6 at pp. 907 and 923 respectively).

      Here is a clear example of trial by media affecting a judicial response to a matter. People need to be able to remain anonymous until after they are convicted, because as acknowledged here, the damage is already done.

    3. This requires an assessment of whether the new rule is objectively reasonable in the relevant circumstances,

      There needs to be a human right that prevents people taking action against someone prior to the court's decision (i.e. innocent until proven guilty).

    4. De Belin v Australian Rugby League Commission Limited [2019] FCA 688
    1. problematic behaviors signal a student's lack of skills for responding appropriately to difficult situations
    2. Importantly, research shows that good behavior diminishes as rewards are phased out
    3. Accountability is defined as understanding the effects of the offense and repairing any harm.
    4. There are two aspects of an effective learning environment (and, by extension, successful classroom management): relationships (specifically, the range of interpersonal skills necessary to maintain healthy relationships) and high-quality instruction.
    5. Chapter 1. Punitive or Restorative: The Choice Is Yours
    1. This Review has relied heavily on the morethan 105written submissions that werereceived from interested parties, including: stakeholder organisations; former PSOAsand their relatives and friends; former complainants and AVs(and their families); officers in other Divisions and Directoratesof the DoE; school Principals and DELs; former and present employees of EPAC; and the senior Executives of EPAC

      Why were teachers not given the opportunity to input into the investigation?

    1. Investigations should be put into one of three categories and be finished within three, six or nine months, depending on the seriousness of the complaint.

      This is not possible if police are involved.

    2. The review was informed that EPAC staff had reported an increase in the number of matters where a decision has been made in EPAC to allow an employee to continue their employment in the department, yet the OCG had barred that same person from working with children,"

      This seems strange, because it would be illegal for the employee to continue to work as a teacher once their WWCC bar is in place.

    3. some investigations have dragged on for more than two years.

      If police are involved it would take two years, which would not be the fault of EPAC.

    1. It is well recognised that these poor mental health outcomes are not inherent to being transgender but are due to TGD individuals experiencing high levels of stigma, discrimination, social exclusion, family rejection, bullying, harassment and assaults.

      What is the source for this claim?

    1. One successful amendment, proposed by Liberal MP Alister Henskens, will require a doctor to assess whether it would be “beneficial” to discuss counselling with the woman, and provide them with options for accessing it if they were interested.

      Successful amendment to NSW abortion bill was to require doctor to discuss whether counselling would be beneficial for the client.

    1. Welcome to Sydney Abortion Clinic

      It is interesting that abortion clinics can operate with importunity despite the fact that they are illegal in NSW.

    1. The bill was passed just before 11.00pm with 59 in favour and 31 against.Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted for the bill, after facing criticism for not being more vocal in her support.

      Abortion bill passes NSW parliament 59-31. The Premier voted for it which will disillusion many conservative voters.