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Infographic: School safety – global comparisons

The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked principals about safety at their school, including incidents of bullying and cyberbullying, intimidation or verbal abuse of teachers and staff, and violence among students. Today’s infographic compares results from Australia to six other countries and global averages.

Bushfires: Supporting school communities
Bushfires: Supporting school communities

Today’s article takes a look at some of the resources to help school communities and educators support students, parents and colleagues affected by the bushfire crisis, practical advice for the classroom and things to look out for.

Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys
Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys

In this episode, we hear how building positive relationships feeds into behaviour management strategies at Dapto High School in New South Wales, and how an additional focus on the wellbeing of male students includes the school volunteering for the Top Blokes mentoring program and creating a new staff role – Boys’ Mentor.

Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing
Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing

The results of a Victorian pilot suggest helping teachers to find meaning in their work and take part in meaningful work practices could improve their wellbeing. Now researchers are scaling up their study.

Student disengagement and self-sabotage
Student disengagement and self-sabotage

When students feel a lack of autonomy, competence and belonging, this is known as psychological need frustration. In today’s article, Rebecca Collie, Helena Granziera and Andrew Martin share findings from their research into the role this frustration plays in students’ school engagement.

Addressing global education challenges
Addressing global education challenges

Each year the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards put a spotlight on programs that are addressing challenges in education across the globe. Here, we look at some of the initiatives recognised in the 2019 awards.

Supporting students’ career and educational aspirations
Supporting students’ career and educational aspirations

Research from the University of Newcastle has shed light on how young people come up with answers to the question ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ and the implications for educators.

Screen time and students’ mental health
Screen time and students’ mental health

‘Educators and parents are questioning the effect that technology can have on students' mental health and wellbeing, now more than ever,’ Julia Gillard writes in her new Teacher column.

Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students
Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students

Developing targeted programs to meet individual learning needs includes making the best use of staff expertise, and working closely with parents. EAL Support and Intervention Leader Kate Plant shares her school’s approach.

Supporting a positive body image in students
Supporting a positive body image in students

Body image issues can affect anyone, but many still think of it as a female issue. We speak to the National Manager of Prevention Services at The Butterfly Foundation about an educator’s role in supporting all students – particularly boys – and their body image.

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