There is one universal element that all people have to master in their life - and that is time.

Time is the great equaliser. We each have 168 hours per week with which to use our time and some people are able to achieve an extraordinary amount in that time, others not so much. Given that we all have this finite resource doesn't it make sense to try and figure out the best way to utilise your time? I have written many articles surrounding time mastery including the 8 principles of time principles and balancing priorities in the VCE and I'm passionate about finding strategies that help me to balance work, family, friends, business and health/fitness. It's never easy but it is so important for y...

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VCE teachers - get the VCE resources you need.

vce student work As a current VCE teacher I know how pressed for time you are to find and deliver information in a way that is fresh, engaging and memorable. VCE help has constructed a number of resources for VCE schools including seminars and resources that are dynamic, educational, empowering and entertaining. This is precisely what Generation Y students are after...


Our resources are designed to make the VCE years easier by:

Increasing the energy and vitality of VCE students, parents and teachers to effectively deal with stress.
Enhance learning and studying capacities, to save time whilst studying.
Empower self-worth to achieve any goals.

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My friends at Access Education are pleased to announce the launch of the:

Teacher’s Toolkit professional development program for VCE English teachers

This new program is designed to provide all VCE English teachers with the essential teaching strategies to enable their VCE students to Nail their VCE!

This Teacher’s Toolkit PD offers:

a program meeting VIT professional development standards
Bob Hillman and David White, both experienced and engaging presenters
easily accessed & well known venues with on-site parking
premium facilities with state of the art equipment
high quality catering throughout the day
Timetable 8.45 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.30 Introduction

9.30 – 11...

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For about a year now I have been using DropBox to backup, sync and store my documents between a couple of computers and my mobile phone. It's a free service that is ideal for teachers and students to protect their documents and ensure they can access them anywhere at anytime across multiple computers and even to mobile phones.

You also have the ability to share folders and resources with others, another great way for teachers to share and pool resources easily (particularly files that are greater than a few megabytes and are too big to email).

To see what DropBox is all about check out the video below:


Schools broken up (or just about to) and whilst it can be a time of great excitement for many, it can also be a time of great anxiety and stress. Most schools have counsellors that you can still talk to but sometimes students needs additional support services that are outside of the school environment.

The following support services are free and confidential (plus if you call from a landline they don't appear on a phone bill).

Kids Help Line or call 1800 55 1800

Lifeline (counselling) or call 13 11 14

Suicide Helpline or call 1300 651 251

Griefline (counselling) 9596 7799

DirectLine (drug & alcohol) 1800 888 236

Family Drug Help (& alcohol) 1300 660 068

and for families & friends

Centres against Sexu...

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I found this YouTube video the other day and was just fascinated with the statistics regarding globalization, our global community, the use of emerging technologies and the speed that information is being published and then superseded. It also reinforced the notion in my mind that teachers are increasing becoming learning facilitators and not dispensers of information. That I'm sure would be a paradigm shift for most teachers but is in fact a harsh reality. Get prepared for change or move out of teaching...

What do you predict will happen in the future? What do you see happening currently in your school? Check out the video now and let me know your comments and thoughts below.

Shift Happens


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