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Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic is the Deputy Editor of Teacher.

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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.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration
Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we discuss the contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month, including a piece on collaborative reflective practice, and another on developmental rubrics improving student learning. We also share some highlights from our latest podcast episodes.

How ‘student voice' has evolved over time
How ‘student voice' has evolved over time

The emerging definition of ‘student voice’ involves young people in a true partnership with adults, so they can influence what happens to them in school, and become meaningfully involved in their own learning. In today’s article Roger Holdsworth from the Youth Research Centre at The University of Melbourne discusses how the definition has evolved since it first emerged in the 1980s.

PISA 2018: Student and school characteristics
PISA 2018: Student and school characteristics

New data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show Australian students report having high levels of self-efficacy and competence, particularly in the face of adversity. In today’s article we take a close look at the new report that explores students’ experiences at school and how they relate to student performance.

The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM
The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

Which is more creative, the Arts or the sciences? Professor David Cropley from the University of South Australia joins Teacher for today’s podcast to discuss this question and to delve into his research into whether any specific differences exist between creativity in the Arts and creativity in STEM.

Preparing secondary students for university
Preparing secondary students for university

‘The self-regulation of learning is being increasingly recognised as an important factor when investigating barriers in the transition from secondary to higher education.’ New research from Flinders University suggests self-regulated learning is a valuable tool that could help ease the transition to university for senior secondary students.

Australian educators' satisfaction levels and work-related wellbeing
Australian educators' satisfaction levels and work-related wellbeing

Most Australian teachers believe the advantages of being a teacher outweigh any disadvantages, but fewer than half feel that they are valued by society for the job they do, according to new data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018.

Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom
Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom

Lisa Seewraj from Child Side Playgroup and School in Western Australia teaches a multi-age class of 23 students across Years 7-10. In today’s episode we discuss how she manages the classroom on a daily basis, the range of abilities that she caters for, and how she provides each student with the appropriate level of challenge to progress in their learning.


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