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Building a mentally healthy generation
Building a mentally healthy generation

In her first column of the year, Julia Gillard discusses a new national mental health initiative from Beyond Blue. The program spans mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and also provides a critical incident response service in the event of a suicide.

Leadership Q&A: Leading by example
Leadership Q&A: Leading by example

Principal Pauline Kubat from Epping Views Primary School shares her approach to collaborative leadership, how she overcomes daily challenges as a school leader, and insights into her experience in the Principal for a Day program.

Student voice: Developing student leadership programs
Student voice: Developing student leadership programs

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast have been working with staff at a Queensland high school to ensure student voice is an integral part in the development of student leadership programs.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework
Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework

In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.

Professional Learning Teams in small schools
Professional Learning Teams in small schools

Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.

Creativity and movable playground equipment
Creativity and movable playground equipment

Dr Brendon Hyndman from Charles Sturt University shares his latest research into how mobile school playground facilities can enhance students' creativity by increasing the number of play options and variables available during outdoor learning.

Co-creating early years anti-bullying intervention programs and resources
Co-creating early years anti-bullying intervention programs and resources

Teachers in South Australia have worked with education researchers to develop tailored anti-bullying intervention programs and resources for early years students.

‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019
‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019

Whether you’re after a timely theme to hook a Science unit on, or an opportunity to teach students about an historical event, this round up of significant themes and events in 2019 will have you covered.

Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50
Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.

Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead
Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead

A three-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruben is enriching the experience of school for many students at Quakers Hill High School. In today’s article, Ruben’s owner, Special Education Teacher Margie Beange, shares their story.

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