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Back to school – for teachers
Back to school – for teachers

Postgraduate study is a great way for teachers to develop new skills to improve their classroom practice and further their careers. Rebecca Leech spoke with educators who have returned to study.

Teaching, and really teaching
Teaching, and really teaching

Here’s a simple question: what should we be teaching our students in science classrooms that will be of most use them? The answer, as Stephen Keast and Rebecca Cooper explain, is to teach them to think for themselves, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Can happiness be taught?
Can happiness be taught?

School leader Trevor Lee discusses the benefits of a student wellbeing curriculum.

Straighten up

Ergonomic awareness and well-designed furniture and school bags can prevent pain, injury and poor posture for students. Rebecca Leech explains.

Risk averse
Risk averse

In our highly risk averse society it’s surely time, says Simon Gipson, to expose children to challenge, and give them a degree of autonomy, responsibility and trust.

The art of conversation?
The art of conversation?

In schools across Australia there are educators avoiding having difficult conversations with their colleagues. Debra Ferguson offers some tips on how to get those conversations started.

Balancing act: Balancing study, work and a personal life
Balancing act: Balancing study, work and a personal life

Undertaking postgraduate study, particularly a doctorate, is a big commitment, but as Terry Evans explains, there are ways to make part-time study complement your work and home lives.

Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?
Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?

Every sport or physical activity carries with it a foreseeable risk of injury, so what should schools do to address that risk. Steve Holden reports.

Educating boys – and girls
Educating boys – and girls

Forget the idea of male and female brains; it’s the different ways we treat boys and girls that lead to differences in school attainment, says Catherine Scott.

Difficult behaviour - Beyond telling off
Difficult behaviour - Beyond telling off

Are you dealing with difficult behaviours in your classroom? Anthony Hockey looks at some preventive measures to help you address behaviours before they get difficult.