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Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic is the Deputy Editor of Teacher.

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Co-designing school tutoring programs
Co-designing school tutoring programs

Students in Australia and across the world faced disruptions to their learning in 2020 as they moved to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small group tutoring has emerged as a strategy to support those students who’ve fallen behind. In today’s article we explore how to identify these students and why school leaders have a critical role in co-designing the programs.

The basics of mindfulness
The basics of mindfulness

What is mindfulness? And, what impact does practicing mindfulness have on our physical and mental health? In today’s article we speak to Dr Addie Wootten, a clinical psychologist and CEO of Smiling Mind, to find out more.

2020: Our year in podcasts
2020: Our year in podcasts

We’re at the end of another year and what a year it’s been for everyone. We’ve spoken to some amazing educators and experts during 2020, so in this special episode, the Teacher team are looking back at some of our personal podcast highlights.

Gardening to relieve stress and improve health
Gardening to relieve stress and improve health

Research shows that spending time in a garden improves a person’s overall wellbeing. In today’s article, we explore the physical and mental health benefits of gardening and why spending time in the garden is proven to relieve stress.

TIMSS: Australia improves in maths and science
TIMSS: Australia improves in maths and science

Australian students have performed significantly better in the latest cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in Year 8 mathematics and Year 4 and Year 8 science – but not in Year 4 mathematics – than they did in 2015. Here, we take a closer look at the results.

Food to fuel your body and mind
Food to fuel your body and mind

In today’s article, we speak to Dr Clare Collins, a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle. We discuss the relationship between food and mental health, and she outlines some key things you could incorporate into your diet to help with the fuelling and functioning of your brain.

Getting the most out of your walking routine
Getting the most out of your walking routine

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.

Mental health: Understanding anxiety
Mental health: Understanding anxiety

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.

Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing
Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing

It is widely acknowledged that teaching is a stressful job, and the global events of this year have added an enormous amount of extra pressure on those working in education. In today’s article, we take a look at the research into the prevalence of stress and burnout for teachers and school leaders, and explore some of the protective factors.

Trauma-informed education and empowerment
Trauma-informed education and empowerment

It is important that teachers are empowered to develop strategies and resources to support the emotional, cognitive and psychological development of students experiencing trauma. In today’s article, we speak to a principal about why she participated in a trauma-informed workshop, and how it has helped her staff to better support students in their learning.


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