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Why it’s important to switch off from work

There may be a very good reason why teachers are feeling so rundown at this time of year. Here, we explore why it’s important for teachers to switch off from work and destress.

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Infographic: Student health and wellbeing

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project surveyed 5400 students in Year 4, 6 and 8, asking them about their lives and wellbeing during this crucial period. Here are some of the findings.

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Changing parent perceptions of teaching

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

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Investigating teacher wellbeing

In part two of our Q&A with educator Renata Grudic, we find out about the tools and strategies being used to help teachers at Sydney’s Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) build their resilience and wellbeing.

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Infographic: Girls' confidence

A new survey suggests girls' confidence is sky high in primary school, but it nose-dives as they progress through secondary school and beyond.

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Building teacher resilience

In the first of a two-part Q&A, this New South Wales educator shares what prompted her school's focus on teacher welfare and how they are delivering evidence-based professional development.

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How to stop teachers leaving the profession

Teacher attrition and retention continues to be a problem for education systems around the world. Two studies published this month in Australia and the UK shed further light on the issue.

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Using data – targeted maths teaching

This secondary school has moved from a one-size-fits-all approach in maths to data-driven, targeted teaching, and it’s paying dividends. Find out more in today’s video.

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Research Files Ep 22: Positive relationships

A new study has found that positive teacher-student relationships at age 10 can significantly reduce problem classroom behaviours, and the effects last for up to four years. Teacher talks to lead author Dr Ingrid Obsuth.

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School connectedness for students with autism

Recent research suggests that school connectedness is every bit as important for students on the autism spectrum as for other students.

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