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Posted on 11 December 2018

Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

From the second we are born we’re placed into one of two categories, girl or boy, and this shapes our early years in a number of ways, from the clothes we’re dressed in to how we’re spoken to. I’ve always been aware of the concept of gender bias, and have been an advocate of women in STEM since I realised that was where I wanted to take my career. However, it wasn’t until working with She Maps that I’ve become inordinately more aware of when that gender bias takes hold, and sadly it’s from a very young age.

Posted on 05 December 2018

Science beyond a white labcoat

Science beyond a white labcoat

Just because chemistry is science, doesn’t mean that science is chemistry! ‘I’m not a science teacher, I just teach geography’ So, firstly, there is no ‘just’ about this. To teach is amazing! You have the ability to shape and inspire young minds. Take credit for what you do!

Posted on 10 October 2018

A Little Regression for Progression

A Little Regression for Progression

​On the eve of children going back to school for term 3 (in QLD), parents everywhere are no doubt looking forward to the house filled with less mess, conflict and negotiation; yet it’s these critical skills they learn whilst away from school that are important for their future.

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