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We challenge the whole school community to have high expectations of Indigenous students, fostering the ‘strong and smart’ approach embraced by Dr Chris Sarra.

Building quality in teaching and teacher education

by on Jun, Thu, 2018 in News | 0 comments

This ACER report by Nan Bahr and Suzanne Mellor concludes that the difference between a competent teacher and a quality teacher is the personal qualities – the forces that bring the competencies together holistically.  We believe the personal qualities that Bahr and Mellor describe equate to...

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MasterClasses

by on Jun, Mon, 2018 in News | 11 comments

MasterClasses

Stronger Smarter Master classes use Indigenous Knowledges and approaches to learning. You will be challenged to explore your ideas within a safe circle of Indigenous educational leadership. You should attend if you are seeking to: * use culturally responsive pedagogies in your classrooms; *...

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Strong Smart Deadly T-Shirts now on sale!!

by on Jun, Sun, 2018 in News, Stronger Smarter News, Stronger Smarter Resources | 3 comments

Strong Smart Deadly T-Shirts now on sale!!

Look deadly and help to spread the Stronger Smarter message!   The Stronger Smarter Institute is excited to announce that our Strong Smart Deadly T-Shirts are now available for children and adults across the country to purchase! Join the hundreds of people across the country have purchased a...

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Exploring cultural identity in Mount Isa

by on May, Sun, 2017 in Stronger Smarter Stories | 1 comment

The kids today don’t know our culture.  So this is bringing their identity back and their tribes and where they fit in with people. Auntie Joan Marshall and Tina Butcher, Mount Isa Central State School Tina Butcher and Auntie Joan Marshall believe that making a difference for Aboriginal...

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Building bridges at Bowraville Central School

by on May, Sun, 2017 in Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

Stronger Smarter gave me a lot more focus and better tools in embarking on conversations and setting up processes between people. That was the power in it Mal McFarlane, Bowraville Central School Mal McFarlane says that at Bowraville Central School, they are seeing some great improvements for...

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High-Expectations Relationships at Casino Public School

by on May, Sun, 2017 in Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

We’re really proud to be a Stronger Smarter school… The community ask us ‘what’s that eagle shirt you wear? Tell us about that’…they all know the eagle. Wendy King, Assistant Principal, Casino Public School Wendy’s story is told in collaboration with University of Queensland Social...

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