Zoe Kaskamanidis

Zoe Kaskamanidis

Zoe is an editorial assistant at Teacher.

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New parent engagement: Extending your school’s buddy programs
New parent engagement: Extending your school’s buddy programs

Many of you will be familiar with the concept of buddy programs, designed to support children who are navigating the intimidating step of starting a new school. However, it’s not only students who experience these challenges. For over 5 years, Beaumaris North Primary School have been running a buddy program for new Prep parents to help them find their feet in a new environment.

Infographic: Duration of initial teacher education in years
Infographic: Duration of initial teacher education in years

The newly-released Education at a Glance 2022: OECD Indicators reports on the state of education in OECD and partner countries. In this infographic, we take a look at the duration (in years) of initial teacher education for teachers in public institutions around the world.

Podcast: School Assembly Episode 3: Planning
Podcast: School Assembly Episode 3: Planning

In this episode of our podcast series School Assembly, we speak with Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr about all things ‘planning’ in the lead up to the opening of Dayton Primary School in Western Australia next year.

Teacher wellbeing: Getting the most out of Employee Assistance Programs
Teacher wellbeing: Getting the most out of Employee Assistance Programs

In this Q&A, Margaret Horton, Senior Vice Principal at Methodist Ladies College, shares how the school has developed a culture of wellbeing which has raised EAP utilisation rates well above the industry standard.

Infographic: Young people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
Infographic: Young people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission details the findings of a project exploring children and young people’s experiences of COVID-19. In this infographic, we explore some of the findings related to remote learning, wellbeing support from schools, and where children seek support for their mental health.

Researching education: 5 further readings on data and improvement in early childhood education and care
Researching education: 5 further readings on data and improvement in early childhood education and care

Quality improvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) starts with robust data collection. But how data is analysed and utilised in education is crucial to achieving meaningful improvement through evidence-based practice. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore data and improvement in Australian ECEC settings, and offer strategies for effective and informed teaching.

Building student confidence in public speaking
Building student confidence in public speaking

Public speaking is a daunting prospect for many students. Loreto Normanhurst in New South Wales has developed a Year 9 unit which supports students to research and confidently deliver a speech on a topic they are passionate about.

The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2022
The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2022

In this special episode of The Research Files, Teacher magazine’s Dominique Russell and Zoe Kaskamanidis take a look back on last month’s Research Conference, sharing and discussing some highlight sessions.

Diversifying options for physical activity at school
Diversifying options for physical activity at school

Participation in physical activity is important for all students. However, traditional team sports at school aren’t for everyone. In this article, we speak to teacher Travis McKenzie, who has offered students the opportunity find their passion in physical activity through his program, Swords Club.

School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals
School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals

In this second episode of our new podcast series School Assembly, we speak with Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr about setting short- and long-term goals in the lead up to the opening of Dayton Primary School in Western Australia next year.