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Teacher Staffroom Episode 12: Starting the new school year
Teacher Staffroom Episode 12: Starting the new school year

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we take a look at how schools have been kicking off the 2020 school year, and some new resources that have become available to assist with giving students the best start to school and processing the recent bushfire crisis.

Coping with the pressures of teaching
Coping with the pressures of teaching

Teacher Ashley Emmerton and Associate Professor John Malouff share details of an international project aimed at providing teachers with strategies for coping with stress, and tips for one strategy – seeking social support.

Teachers’ priorities for education spending
Teachers’ priorities for education spending

In her last column, Dr Sue Thomson examined secondary school teacher and principal views on resourcing issues that hinder quality teaching, as revealed by the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey. What, then, do these teachers see as the spending priorities for Australian education? And are the priorities different in primary schools?

Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.  

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.

Scaling effective practices in schools
Scaling effective practices in schools

If we are to scale and sustain good practices to benefit more students, then we want to know whether these practices work so schools and systems can use the results to inform decisions to improve, further expand, or cut the program.

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.

Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement
Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement

Can student voice offer insights into how schools can improve reading achievement? A new Australian study examining the link between secondary students’ attitudes towards school and reading performance has found that experiencing bullying has a strong relationship with how students perform on the NAPLAN reading assessment.

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