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Q&A: Developing an evidence-based staff wellbeing program
Q&A: Developing an evidence-based staff wellbeing program

What would happen if you listened to your staff and students about what their reality is like, and then wrote a school-wide wellbeing framework and curriculum that responded specifically to their needs? At Indie School Elizabeth in South Australia, a targeted approach to addressing the complex wellbeing needs of students led to a brave reimagining of staff wellbeing strategies and processes.

Why ocean swimming is good for you
Why ocean swimming is good for you

Australians of all ages swim to keep fit and healthy, and as a form of relaxation. In today’s article, Dr Rebecca Olive from the University of Queensland discusses the multitude of physical and mental health benefits of ocean swimming, why it’s good for the ocean ecology as well, and suggests ways to get started in a local swimming group.

My morning walks with my furry friend
My morning walks with my furry friend

Kerrilee Beaumont’s morning walks initially started as just exercise for the dog when she rescued her from a shelter several years ago, but have become an integral part of her everyday life. Here, she shares what she gains from getting out of bed early in the morning and embedding walking into her routine.

Researching education: Five further readings on gender issues
Researching education: Five further readings on gender issues

Data show young people in Australia are becoming increasingly concerned about equity and discrimination, particularly on the topic of gender. Here, we share five resources which relate to gender issues including equity and identity.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 23: Post-pandemic classroom practice
Teacher Staffroom Episode 23: Post-pandemic classroom practice

How has remote teaching and learning changed the way school communities collaborate as we move past this global pandemic? How can schools work effectively with tutors to support students who fell behind during remote learning? We take a look at these questions and more in today’s podcast.

Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart
Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart

Music Teacher and Deputy Principal Sarah Donnelley was named winner of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award last term for the impact she has had on students at Wilcannia Central School through her use of music as a tool for engagement, and her creativity during periods of remote teaching and learning.

Learning from lockdown – teacher wellbeing
Learning from lockdown – teacher wellbeing

The Knox School has been working with academics to research what teachers learned from the lockdown experience. In this final article of a three-part series, middle leader Melodie Matheson shares how teacher wellbeing became a transformative influence on her leadership.

‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?
‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?

Professor Geoff Masters AO shares details of a special ACER five-webinar series, where expert practitioners, researchers and policymakers will revisit the major challenges in school education he wrote of six years ago, and ask what progress has been made on each, and what needs to happen next.

Book review: Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Book review: Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Charlotte Forwood, Director of Learning Design and Development at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Victoria has penned a review of British comedian, musician, actor and presenter Bill Bailey’s latest book, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness.

Mental health: Understanding depression
Mental health: Understanding depression

Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. Dr Grant Blashki, a practicing GP and Lead Clinical Advisor at Beyond Blue, discusses what it feels like for the person experiencing depression, how prevalent it is in society, and how to start a conversation that could save a life.