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Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques
Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques

Phil Beadle is a teacher, education consultant, public speaker, author and broadsheet columnist. In today’s podcast, the UK educator joins Teacher  magazine to discuss behaviour management, but in particular, the different de-escalation techniques that educators can use to manage challenging behaviours in their classrooms.

A structured coaching model to support staff
A structured coaching model to support staff

Introducing evidence-based programs and interventions is one strategy that can be used by schools to target specific improvements in student outcomes. For this principal, having ongoing support mechanisms for staff is a crucial part of the implementation process.

School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching
School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching

Three Deakin University academics ­– Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.

But can we measure it?
But can we measure it?

It’s often asserted that some things can’t be measured, Professor Geoff Masters AO writes in his latest column. But how true is this? And if we can’t measure something, should we stop pretending we can teach or develop it?

Leadership – the courage to change practice
Leadership – the courage to change practice

Meeting a target is one thing, but achieving it while also reaching the goal of equity and excellence requires school leaders to be courageous. It's not just down to the principal, middle leaders need to be part of that strategy if it is to be successful.

Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps
Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps

In today's Q&A, Dr Sue O’Neill from the School of Education at UNSW Sydney discusses the theory to practice gaps in behaviour management for preservice, beginning, and experienced teachers.

Childhood obesity – what can schools do?
Childhood obesity – what can schools do?

While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.

Infographic: Student wellbeing and PE classes

The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.

Podcast special: The hidden qualities of quality teaching
Podcast special: The hidden qualities of quality teaching

Nan Bahr delivered the closing keynote address at last month’s EPPC. We share highlights from that keynote, titled ‘Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching’.

Developing student writing skills
Developing student writing skills

How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.