Wendy Bode

Teaching Fellow

Thuringowa State High School QLD

The North Queensland economy is being transformed by investments in the defence, resources and manufacturing sectors, but Wendy Bode could see her disadvantaged students were at risk of being excluded from jobs in these technology-heavy industries.

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Jessica Chesterfield

Teaching Fellow

Hymba Yumba Independent School QLD

It was July 2020 and students at Hymba Yumba Independent School were returning to class after weeks of pandemic-related home learning. Stress levels were running high. Students were disengaged and conflicts were breaking out.

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Hayley Dureau

Teaching Fellow

Mount Waverley Secondary College VIC

Under the guidance of Leading Teacher Hayley Dureau, Mount Waverley Secondary College is consulting with its student body about everything from homework to the physical environment.

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Rebecca Godfrey

Teaching Fellow

Blackwater State High School QLD

Special relativity and quantum mechanics were not cutting through with students studying physics for electrical and other trade apprenticeships. So Rebecca Godfrey developed her own course, more relevant to the needs and experiences of her students in the mining communities of Central Queensland, and advocated until it was recognised by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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Lloyd Godson

Teaching Fellow

Hastings Secondary College, Westport Campus NSW

His old business cards described him as an adventurer. Working with the likes of the Australian Geographic Society, and Dr Bob Ballard, who located the Titanic, he combined cutting-edge exploration science with intense physical challenges.

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Donna Harvey

Teaching Fellow

Beenleigh State High School QLD

A rigorous approach to reading, in which students at all levels receive explicit instruction to extend their comprehension, is anchoring a revolution in achievement at Beenleigh State High School in Brisbane.

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Jennifer Parrett

Teaching Fellow

James Fallon High School NSW

James Fallon High School is a microcosm of Australia’s migration history. Alongside a growing number of First Nations students in rural Albury in southern NSW are the children of successive waves of migration from Europe and central, south east and south Asia.

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Anna Ritzema

Teaching Fellow

Tambrey Primary School WA

At a young age, Anna Ritzema was advised that her dream of being a doctor maybe wasn’t going to be a reality. At 17 she failed a biology test and her confidence plummeted.

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Paul Taylor

Teaching Fellow

Banora Point Public School NSW

Paul Taylor thinks Australian teachers should have access to the most successful education theories and practices, wherever in the world those ideas come from. He has made it his mission to bring international educational leaders to NSW, to meet local teachers face to face in a long-running series of conferences intended to inspire positive changes in teaching techniques, aligned to student needs and demographics.

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Rebecca West

Teaching Fellow

Bonnyrigg Public School NSW

Rebecca West was just getting serious runs on the board in improving the academic performance of Bonnyrigg Public School, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

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Alex Wharton

Teaching Fellow

Carinya Christian School Gunnedah NSW

To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies awoke a lifelong passion for literature in the teenaged Alex Wharton. Now he is applying his own love of books to collaboratively develop reading programs for students in Years 7, 8 and 9, when earlier reading habits are often abandoned.

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Daniel Yore

Teaching Fellow

Yirrkala School NT

Daniel Yore trained as a doctor before transitioning to teaching in order to address social injustice more directly.

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