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Supporting students during parental deployment
Supporting students during parental deployment

Students who have parents deployed to a war zone are more vulnerable to a range of psychological, emotional and social issues. A new report published in the Australian Journal of Education looks at the processes employed by schools to support these children.

Motivating students to participate in sport
Motivating students to participate in sport

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) released a report that found that 40 per cent of high school students in Australia have not participated in any organised sport in the past 12 months. Here, we look at what the report says may prevent students from being active.

Using student voice to improve school culture
Using student voice to improve school culture

This school in Western Australia is focused on creating a culture of continuous learning for both staff and students. To ensure everyone is on board, they’ve captured student voice through an online survey. Here, we learn how they’re using the information they’ve captured to improve school culture, and structure their approach to teaching and learning.

School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader
School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader

Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.

Do later school start times improve learning?
Do later school start times improve learning?

A review into the effects of starting school later in the day has found some promising results for teenagers struggling to get to school on time. Here we look at the research findings and we speak to a school in Australia that commences lessons at 10 am.

The Research Files Episode 41: Principal health and wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 41: Principal health and wellbeing

School leadership is an increasingly complex role and research suggests the demands certainly take their toll on the health and wellbeing of principals. Associate Professor Philip Riley joins The Research Files to discuss the latest findings of the Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Survey.

Does the old school report have a future?
Does the old school report have a future?

In the first of a series of articles on how schools communicate student learning progress, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine some of the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices in student reporting.

Educators making a difference to students’ lives
Educators making a difference to students’ lives

This year’s winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize has just been announced. Here we celebrate the achievements of the other nine educators who made the final 10 – selected from more than 30 000 nominations and applications from 173 countries.

Arts teacher wins 2018 Global Teacher Prize
Arts teacher wins 2018 Global Teacher Prize

An arts and textiles teacher from the UK who learned the basics of 35 different languages to better connect with her students has been named winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize. Andria Zafirakou from Alperton Community School received US $1 million for her outstanding contribution.

Infographic: Personal concerns of young Australians

In the 2017 Youth Survey conducted by Mission Australia, respondents were asked how troubled they are by a series of topics. Here are some of the results, which show a particular struggle with mental health.