everyone lay off ma man a-rod
In other news, Julia Gillard has come out and praised Black Caviar saying she has been a big fan and it has done great things for the greyhound industry.
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Even better, as I stated before, you do your research and look at what improves learning outcomes
Money is not necessarily the answer
Australia's performance in public schools is so lacking because noone with any brains wants to be a ****ing teacher. It's not about the $, it's a rubbish job to do now. No autonomy, idiot parents to deal with with disproportionate influence over their kids school lives and kids who can look everything up on Google (without learning it) and think you're dumb for wanting to teach them stuff they can just look up. Why the **** would anyone want a bar of that if they felt like they had a choice?
I dig teaching......at Uni. There's no way I'd do it at high school level. Even at Uni, it's sometimes a bit meh but at least you have the power give people zero marks if they deserve it and if they bitch, they'll be told quicksmart it was their fault.
Having 30 weeks of holidays a year sounds appealing to me tbf.
Honestly reckon the standard of teaching in public schools has gone down because it's too appealing. Lowering UAI's needed to get in, the attractiveness of working 8.30-3 or whatever it is. Decent pay considering you don't have to be too smart to do it. Virtually guaranteed to get a job upon graduating. Hot bed for dead ****s. You get people who are becoming teachers not because they want to or they're good at it, but just because they can.
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The hours aren't quite as short as they're made out to be either, tbf (hence why you get a huge drop-out rate following the first experience of prac teaching; they don't like the idea that work doesn't finish when the students do), but that's more me being pedantic than anything else - still a bit less than most jobs I'm sure.
When I come in to work at 7.30am and leave at 8-9pm on occasions there's no way teachers can complain about their hours.
and take it from someone whose still at school, small class sizes might not guarantee a successful classroom but it sure is a ****load better the smaller they are. and while im at it, this current shift towards the use of laptops in the classroom or "1:1 learning" as my school likes to call it, is a **** idea, for a number of reasons that i cbf explaining but as i've found if you want to learn anything in class having a laptop in front of you is the last thing you want.
Health class would've been heaps better with red tube.
I thought the small class thing from howadj was more about the financial reality of it. as opposed to big classes being better for learning than smaller, which is obviously....
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
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