Jo Earp

Jo Earp

Jo Earp is the editor of Teacher.

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Infographic: Principals’ working time

The latest cycle of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked principals in Australia about the time they allocated to various tasks throughout the year, including curriculum-and teaching-related tasks and meetings, administrative tasks and meetings, and student interactions. This infographic takes a look at the results.

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. 

Infographic: Sleep and schoolwork

A new Health Behaviour in School Aged Children study offers insights into the lives of 11- to 15-year-olds in England. Our latest infographic looks at the proportions of young people who reported not having enough sleep to be able to concentrate on their schoolwork, and how the figures have changed since 2014.

School community wellbeing: Disaster resilience and recovery
School community wellbeing: Disaster resilience and recovery

Having worked with school communities after the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, Professor Carol Mutch offers valuable insights from New Zealand on successful initiatives to support students, teachers and parents after disaster strikes their community.

The Research Files Episode 57: Trauma informed practice in schools
The Research Files Episode 57: Trauma informed practice in schools

Dr Emily Berger, an educational and developmental psychologist at Monash University, joins The Research Files to talk about some of the common principles of trauma informed practice in schools, including the importance of consistency, possible triggers for students, and helping them to regulate their emotions.

Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds
Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds

When seeking ways to improve students’ academic outcomes, sometimes teachers and school leaders fail to ask for input from those who can offer perhaps the most important perspective – the students themselves.

Infographic: A teacher’s weekly workload

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked teachers about their working hours. Today’s infographic shows how the weekly workload – including evenings and weekends – for teachers in Australia is split between different tasks.

Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates
Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates

Choosing the correct level of senior school mathematics can boost a student’s chances of doing well in the first year of maths and science courses at university. That’s one of the takeaways from a new Australian study.

Photo story: Cutting edge school design in Tangerang
Photo story: Cutting edge school design in Tangerang

The Alfa Omega School in Indonesia is an example of architects working alongside the local community to come up with a functional facility that’s also easy on the eye, and the environment.

Infographic: School safety – global comparisons

The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked principals about safety at their school, including incidents of bullying and cyberbullying, intimidation or verbal abuse of teachers and staff, and violence among students. Today’s infographic compares results from Australia to six other countries and global averages.

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