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Walk your school’s hallways: Secrets to a healthy school culture

Do you really know if you have a healthy school culture or a toxic one? A good way to find out is to walk down your school’s hallways, says Donna Laubli.

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Thinking about thinking

Giving students time to think, and changing the way you respond to their thoughts, allows you to withhold judgement, as Stephen Keast and Rebecca Cooper explain.

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Music and the Habits of the Mind

Michelle Waller looks at the relationship between a consistent involvement in music and the development of the Habits of Mind identified by Art Costa and Bena Kallick.

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Plan to be positive

The positive or negative things we say and do as teachers in the classroom have a great influence on student learning – which is a good reason, says Rob McEwan, to plan for positive attitudes.

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Communicate – maintaining a positive school reputation

In this competitive world, it’s vital that you establish and maintain a positive reputation for your school with careful communications planning. Sam Elam and Katrina Byers explain how.

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One step backward, two steps forward

By stepping back and letting your students have some control of their learning, you can step forward in your own practice, as Stephen Keast and Rebecca Cooper explain.

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Mobile learning

Most secondary school students have a mobile phone, and most mobile phones have a camera, MP3 player, video camera and a stopwatch. Jarrod Robinson explains why schools should stop confiscating these amazing pieces of technology, and how phones can be used to engage students in learning.

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Brainy teaching: Educational neuroscience and classroom practice

The more you know about how the brain works, the better will be your teaching, says David Sousa.

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Linking content to students’ interests

Students of all ages are encouraged to learn by the same favourable classroom conditions, as Stephen Keast and Rebecca Cooper explain.

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All aboard! Reluctant passengers on the training journey

Effective professional development or training is about skillful teaching, but it’s also about the clever use of new technologies, says Marc Ratcliffe.

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