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Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers
Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers

Here at Teacher, we’re always hearing from educators who are keen to contribute to the magazine and share their stories. So, in this episode we share some of the reader contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school
Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school

Boys remain less likely to be developmentally ready for school than girls, the latest results of the Australian Early Development Census show.

Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school
Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school

Today’s article explores findings from a recent Australian study that examined two forms of social support from teachers and peers, and their role in reducing adolescent girls’ disengagement over three years of high school.

Forming close relationships with disruptive students
Forming close relationships with disruptive students

In today’s reader submission, Dr Kevin F. McGrath and Dr Penny Van Bergen discuss their new research which seeks to better understand how teachers build close relationships with disruptive students.

How can children learn through play at school?
How can children learn through play at school?

A new study by the LEGO Foundation explores how children can learn through play beyond the early years, in order to develop a holistic set of skills along with academic knowledge, to thrive and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day
Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day

A new report has assigned Australian schools a B+ grade for their promotion, facilitation and encouragement of physical activity in 2018. In this article, we speak to a Lead Investigator of the report about what the grade means and how it can be improved.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Principal health, safety and wellbeing
Principal health, safety and wellbeing

The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey, released today, found one in three school principals was physically attacked and that almost half were threatened with violence in 2018.

Infographic: ICT Literacy of students

Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students in Australia are assessed on their ICT Literacy. In this infographic, we look at the results from the most recent test cycle and how they compare to previous years.

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