Walking has a multitude of health benefits. In today’s article Dr Megan Teychenne from Deakin University explains how to get the most out of your walking routine, and why you should mix up your regimen with different types of walking to maximise physical, mental and emotional health benefits.
In today’s piece, John Madden, a Mathematics and Science Teacher at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland shares why he uses running to care for his mental health and wellbeing, and offers insights into why running makes him a more alert and mindful teacher.
What do you need information on? Strategies for implementing school improvement? Resources for building cultural responsiveness? Ideas for online excursions? The eighth Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful.
‘Being reflective by collaborating with colleagues, committing to improvement, building on current skills and knowledge and sharing with others is vital for all educators.’ Here, we speak to school leaders about the importance of and skills needed for reflection.
An industry report from the University of Melbourne says deeper, more systemic change is needed to help ‘future-proof’ students. Researchers say this must start with altering what and how we assess when it comes to the general capabilities, particularly the skills which relate to employability.
A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.
‘This alternative paradigm is more than a different way of structuring the curriculum; it invites new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, assessment and reporting—in a sense, a redefinition of “normal” practice,’ Professor Geoff Masters AO writes in a new Teacher article.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. Feeling anxious is one way our bodies keep us safe from danger – it is an emotion that we feel when we’re under pressure or threat. In today’s article Dr Jill Newby from the Black Dog Institute and UNSW discusses how to recognise physical signs and symptoms of anxiety, and where to get the support you need to manage it.
Kahli Schroder, a Teacher and Wellbeing Leader at St Bede's School in Victoria shares insights into how she cares for her own mental health and wellbeing.
To assess student access to remote learning during school closures due to COVID-19, UNICEF collected data about broadcast (television and radio) and digital (internet-based) instruction policies from more than 100 ministries of education around the world. Today’s infographic shares some of the findings.