24 January 2019
According to Dr Jeff Thomas in today’s podcast, the beginning of the school year is an amazing opportunity to build relationships with students and to establish explicit expectations around student behaviour. But he says, it’s important to plan for positive behaviour.
21 January 2019
Professor Nan Bahr thinks there’s a lot that educators can learn from Winnie the Pooh and his mates. Here, she reflects on the journey of Piglet to illustrate why we need to turn our considerations for teaching upside down to enable us to better address the needs of learners for lifelong resilience and success.
28 June 2018
Participants in a school-based mentoring program, along with the program coordinator, join Teacher for this podcast to explain why partnering students with an adult mentor can encourage a higher level of engagement in school.
20 June 2018
The Western Australian Government recently surveyed 1812 students across Years 3 to 12 on student engagement. In this infographic, we look at some of the results of this survey, particularly on student relationships with their teachers and classmates.
07 June 2018
The Western Australian Government recently surveyed 1812 students across Years 3 to 12 on student engagement. Here, we look at some of the results of this survey for students in Years 7 to 12.
06 June 2018
Australian 15-year-olds were asked about their sense of belonging at school for the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Here, we look at some of the Australian results and how they compare with other countries.
07 May 2018
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.
02 May 2018
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.
09 April 2018
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.
13 March 2018
The importance of families having fun with one another has been highlighted in a new report which shows that family cohesion is a vital ingredient for early adolescents having a good life. Lead author Dr Petra Lietz joins Teacher to discuss the impact this has on student learning.