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2021: Our year in podcasts
2021: Our year in podcasts

Here we are at the end of 2021 and it’s time to look back at all of our podcasts from the last 12 months. Join the Teacher team in this episode as we cast our mind back and share our top three personal favourite episodes from our Research Files, Behaviour Management, School Improvement and Teaching Methods series this year.

The impact of COVID on Year 12s and their teachers
The impact of COVID on Year 12s and their teachers

The uncertainty of another pandemic year piled extra pressure on Year 12 students, who were faced with disruptions to their learning and traditional end-of-year celebrations and social events. It’s also taken its toll on teachers of this graduating cohort.

Photo story: Inspiring learning spaces
Photo story: Inspiring learning spaces

A vertical school in Brisbane has been named one of the winners at the 2021 World Architecture Festival. In this article, we share the details of the school design, and other school projects from across the world that have been recognised for their innovative design concepts.

Teacher resources: Little J and Big Cuz are back!
Teacher resources: Little J and Big Cuz are back!

Little J, Big Cuz and their teacher Miss Chen are heading back to class for a third season of their Logie-award winning animated children’s series, which supports the transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families.

Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West
Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West

In this episode of Global Education, we catch up with 2021 Top 10 finalist from Bonnyrigg Public School in New South Wales, Rebecca West. Rebecca was recognised for her work in supporting students with additional needs and refining the school’s professional development program. She shares more in today’s podcast.

Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID
Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID

The Connection is a network of high-performing school leaders working in some of Australia’s most challenged communities. They’ve been reflecting on successful practices in their own schools since the start of the pandemic. Today’s article shares their top five recommendations for learning through COVID.

Student welfare: Secondary educators’ support strategies during COVID-19
Student welfare: Secondary educators’ support strategies during COVID-19

‘Educators employ a range of strategies to manage student wellbeing, but the impact of COVID-19 on their approach to this is not yet fully understood.’ Dr Bridianne O’Dea – Senior Research Fellow in youth mental health at the Black Dog Institute – shares the findings of a recent investigation into secondary school educators’ approaches to student mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Student perspectives on starting high school
Student perspectives on starting high school

Researchers have held forums with students about their views on moving up to high school and, in a new report, share that students are most concerned about academic expectations, high school systems and social challenges during the transition process.

You can’t pour from an empty cup
You can’t pour from an empty cup

‘I’ve emptied my cup completely several times. It always creeps up slowly, but surely, in the background under the guise of contributing to the greater good.’ Aimee Blazek from Mount St Patrick College in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, shares a range of wellbeing strategies she employs to fill her cup.

Setting work-life boundaries during holidays
Setting work-life boundaries during holidays

After many educators experienced lengthy periods of remote learning once again this year, the challenges of switching off from work might be even greater these holidays. In this article, we’re joined by Dr Joanne Beames from the Black Dog Institute, who shares some evidence-based strategies educators can use to switch off and put their wellbeing first.