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What it’s like to teach in… Brisbane

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There are some great initiatives for indigenous students in Queensland schools. We have regular assemblies based on the theme of “because of her, we can”, in which we hear from an Aboriginal elder. Six per cent of our school community is indigenous and we have a school liaison officer who supports students, in and out of class, as well as running a dance group, connecting with parents and facilitating indigenous programmes (sport, cultural and academic).

Even though I have high expectations in my classes, the student pressure to get high grades is either internal or driven from parents. The ...

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