The new school year is set to begin here in Australia so educators around the country will be starting to think about all the significant events and themes to tie into their lesson planning this year. To make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up some of the key dates to add into your calendar to ensure you don’t miss them.
As many of you prepare to settle into another school year, we’ve been looking at the topic of leadership for our first week back of brand-new content. In this first podcast episode for 2023, we get you up to speed on these leadership stories, and also some highlights from content we’ve recently published.
Ecosystem Leadership: an approach for schools, written by Neil Barker, provides practical, hands-on activities to assist school leaders in developing collective leadership skills and practices. In this exclusive extract from the book, Barker is discussing the importance of understanding your school’s unique context and creating a leadership approach that is aligned with the needs of that school community.
Warilla High School in the Illawarra region of New South Wales is on its way to becoming entirely self-sufficient with electricity, thanks to fundraising efforts by students. We find out more about the initiatives students have led and introduced and how much they’re saving the school annually.
‘What can we learn from one school that is showing the way in supporting sustainable education using a whole-school approach throughout its entire systems and operations?’ Julie Bosevska and Dr Jeana Kriewaldt, from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, share four ‘lighthouse practices’ to help schools strengthen their approach to sustainability.
The young people of today are growing up in uncertain times as the effects of global climate change begin to permeate their everyday lives and communities. Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles joins Teacher to discuss her systematic review of climate change education.
What are some pressing issues that educators are likely to face over the next decade? In 10 years, what will classrooms look like? And, what role will artificial intelligence have in changing the ways schools operate? Professor Neil Selwyn shares his insights.