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Practical strategies to support students with autism
Practical strategies to support students with autism

An article published in the Journal of Professional Learning explores practical strategies teachers can implement in their classroom to support students with autism. The strategies include managing the physical environment of the classroom, the benefits of using visuals and treating changes in routine.

How ‘student voice’ has evolved over time
How ‘student voice’ has evolved over time

The emerging definition of ‘student voice’ involves young people in a true partnership with adults, so they can influence what happens to them in school, and become meaningfully involved in their own learning. In today’s article Roger Holdsworth from the Youth Research Centre at The University of Melbourne discusses how the definition has evolved since it first emerged in the 1980s.

Behaviour Management Episode 8: Co-designing early years anti-bullying education
Behaviour Management Episode 8: Co-designing early years anti-bullying education

What bullying policies and procedures are in place at your school? Do you have a specific anti-bullying education program? In this podcast we talk to Dr Lesley-anne Ey about her work with early childhood teachers in South Australia to identify problems with bullying in their own school context and co-design tailored activities and strategies.

Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection
Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection

The Collaborative and Reflective Practices Program at Brisbane’s Villanova College aims to improve teaching practice by bringing teachers together, to allow them to collaborate and discuss the impact they have on their students, and implement new strategies with the support of their peers.

Virtual reality and social and emotional learning
Virtual reality and social and emotional learning

Secondary school students in New South Wales will be participating in a trial of a social and emotional learning course, which includes the use of virtual reality. The immersive course aims to equip students with tangible skills to increase their emotional fitness and here, we speak to the school involved in the trial.

School Improvement Episode 27: Developmental leadership coaching
School Improvement Episode 27: Developmental leadership coaching

Principal Karen Snibson and leadership coach Angela Mina have been working together as part of the two year Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program. In this podcast we’ll be talking to them about increasing collective efficacy and how developmental leadership coaching differs from an approach that school leaders may be used to.

Language and literacy – using Habits of Mind in the classroom
Language and literacy – using Habits of Mind in the classroom

‘The 16 Habits of Mind are versatile dispositions that help us solve life's challenges and master subject area content.’ Dr Keith Mason and Dr Jason DeHart trace the ways Costa and Kallick’s Habits of Mind might take shape in a literacy-focused classroom.

Reducing student exam stress
Reducing student exam stress

Nick Brooking, Head of Mathematics at Peace Lutheran College, has been investigating strategies to reduce exam anxiety among his students – the first cohort to face Queensland’s new external examinations. In today’s reader submission he shares what’s happened so far and some of the feedback from students.

School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA
School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA

In his latest Teacher column, Andreas Schleicher explores PISA data on teacher support and enthusiasm, school climate, student satisfaction with life and parent participation. ‘[The] most interesting lesson from PISA is that a higher sense of student wellbeing does not need to come at the expense of lower academic outcomes.’

Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education
Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education

As a teacher, what adjustments can you make to your own practice to better meet the learning and wellbeing needs of students living with a disability? In this article, we are looking at five resources which have been released recently on the topic of disability and inclusive education.

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