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An arts-based approach to student resilience
An arts-based approach to student resilience

In these uncertain times, how do teachers support students to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic and give them the tools to navigate the challenges we may be faced with? In today’s article, Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland suggests arts-based approaches to building resilience in students in times of disaster.

Australian teacher named among world’s top 50
Australian teacher named among world’s top 50

One teacher from Australia has been named alongside educators from 37 other countries in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020. Here, we look at the work she’s doing in her school.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

Infographic: Child online safety

Results of a cyber safety survey conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries have recently been released. DQ Institute surveyed 145 426 children and adolescents on issues related to cyber safety to assess which countries are considered safest.

School bullying victims’ perceptions of perpetrators
School bullying victims’ perceptions of perpetrators

How bullying victims perceive perpetrators and their behaviour is one consideration when choosing intervention strategies. A new study has looked at whether victims of bullying in Australian schools view the perpetrators as individuals or groups. 

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

Teaching methods: transitioning to co-teaching
Teaching methods: transitioning to co-teaching

Staff at Epsom Primary School implemented a team teaching model when they moved into their new campus in 2018. However, after coming across a Teacher podcast on co-teaching, they began the process of transitioning to co-teaching which has improved staff efficacy.

Attracting future teachers to the profession
Attracting future teachers to the profession

Teacher education students are being asked to share what inspired them to study teaching and to consider why their peers may have been deterred away from the profession, in a nationwide survey called Future Teachers Talk.

Extending gifted students through the arts
Extending gifted students through the arts

The Netherlands is one of PISA’s consistent top performers and is often recognised internationally as an example of educational success and a front-runner in supporting struggling learners. Here, we take a look at a project that’s focused on extending gifted learners in the Netherlands.

Students lead school sustainability efforts
Students lead school sustainability efforts

Warilla High School in the Illawarra region of New South Wales is on its way to becoming entirely self-sufficient with electricity, thanks to fundraising efforts by students. We find out more about the initiatives students have led and introduced and how much they’re saving the school annually.

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