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Adam Goodes: "If I'm Only Remembered For My Football, I've Failed In Life"

Jul 31, 2015
The escalating national argument about Adam Goodes continues to trouble me and just about everyone I speak with. The one missing voice is, of course, Goodes' own.

Adam Goodes Deserves Better

Jul 29, 2015
The treatment of Australian of the Year Adam Goodes by some AFL fans is something we feel compelled to address. We at YourTutor feel a particular affinity for Goodes because of his generosity in donating his time to support the work we do with Indigenous high school students.

The End Of The Lecture Can't Come Soon Enough

Jul 28, 2015
Since the internet began its inevitable and relentless domination of so many aspects of our lives, dozens of industries have succumbed to its power. Now, belatedly, it appears the university lecture is about to meet the same fate.

TAFE Series: Are you getting through to your students? A lesson from web design.

Jul 27, 2015
Are you guilty of the 20,000 word email? Here's why you're losing your audience and wasting your time. Whether it's an email to your students, a forum post, or an introduction pack, take a leaf from Web Usability experts: focus on one thing at a time.

TAFE Series: PD now, for your next TAFE job, later

Jul 22, 2015
We're all looking for new skills and learning that can take us into our next role and next job. But did you know, as TAFE teachers, your experience with YourTutor can help you transition from one job to the next?

TAFE Series: The good news - and bad - of the personalisation trend

Jul 22, 2015
It's not a one-size-fits all society, 2015 was the year personalisation went mainstream. In education, students can now choose when they start their course, how long they take, and when and where they study. So what's the implication for teachers?

Pluto: The Last Place We've Never Been

Jul 15, 2015
Tthe science of Pluto is important - no person alive today on our blue-green marble will ever again see the surface of another world imaged for the very first time.

'Inside Out': What's The Hype About?

Jul 10, 2015
Inside Out is the latest movie from Disney Pixar, and it’s not bad at all. It’s been getting some very mixed reviews (although it’s sitting at a very comfy 98% on rotten tomatoes at time of writing), so it deserves a slightly closer animation.

Semicolon Tattoos And The Power Of Punctuation

Jul 10, 2015
For those struggling with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety there are many points in the sentence where it feels like we could use a full stop. We don't have to. We have the semicolon; we can pause but keep going.

Why your kids should study over the school holidays

Jul 3, 2015
During the school holidays it’s important to ensure a healthy study routine is kept up so that the hard work put in throughout Term 1 isn’t lost.

Homework Help - The Australian Way

Jul 2, 2015
If you watched Foreign Correspondent's recent story about the pressure under which South Korean students suffer when studying for exams, it's hard not to be discouraged. The disenchantment of some parents’ with their education system is particularly distressing.

University Students As Stars: How To Prevent Them Fading Before It's Too Late

Jul 2, 2015
Timing is everything to prevent students dropping out of their first year uni course, according to British university studies. So we're asking, when exactly is "just-in-time"?