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Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?
Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?

Most people would argue that children should feel safe at school. For some children, school is possibly the only place in which they feel safe. In her first column for 2019, Dr Sue Thomson explores student perceptions of school safety.

The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning
The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning

Dr Joann Fildes, Head of Research and Evaluation at Mission Australia, joins Teacher to talk about the results of the 2018 Youth Survey and how schools can use the survey data to inform student wellbeing planning.

The Research Files Episode 48: Autism and navigating friendships
The Research Files Episode 48: Autism and navigating friendships

A new study examines the gender differences in the friendships and conflicts of both girls and boys with autism, relative to their neurotypical peers. In today’s podcast we speak to two of the researchers, Dr Felicity Sedgewick and Dr Liz Pellicano.

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.

Stress, school and mental health top concerns for youth
Stress, school and mental health top concerns for youth

Stress, school or study problems and mental health are the top three personal concerns for Australian teenagers according to new survey data.

Growth mindset and building character traits
Growth mindset and building character traits

At Kilvington Grammar in Melbourne’s south-east, Growth Mindset is embedded throughout the school – in lessons, extra-curricular opportunities, student-teacher interactions and within the learning intentions for lessons themselves.

Involvement in bullying across year levels
Involvement in bullying across year levels

Australian research has found that new victims of bullying and new bullies emerge in each year of high school, and the likelihood of a student’s involvement in bullying may depend on their experiences in primary school. Here, the authors of the study share their findings. 

Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?
Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?

In a recent Teacher article, two schools discussed their differing policies on mobile phone use during school hours. Here, we look at a range of studies that have explored the positives and negatives of allowing mobile phones to be used in class.

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.

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.