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Environment tops young people’s concerns
Environment tops young people’s concerns

What are the personal challenges facing your students before they even make it to school? What are the national issues they are worried about? According to new research, the environment is now the number one concern for young people. Mental health remains high on the list and they’re also being impacted by financial concerns and housing instability.

Privacy concerns for school students
Privacy concerns for school students

Student storytelling can often give a glimpse into what’s happening in their lives, their interests and passions, and the issues that are on their mind. The latest instalment of the Australian Children’s Word of the Year reveals online safety is a top concern for students.

Researching education: 5 further readings on leadership
Researching education: 5 further readings on leadership

What leadership styles were important for principals as they navigated the challenges associated with COVID-19? How can school leaders partner with community to bring sustained change? In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we share 5 readings on the topic of leadership, which address these questions.

Students’ innovative solutions to global sustainability issues
Students’ innovative solutions to global sustainability issues

Six high schools from across the world have been named winners of the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize for their innovative solutions to sustainability issues and will take home their share of a US $600,000 prize pool to continue their work.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Ecosystem Leadership
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Ecosystem Leadership

Ecosystem Leadership: an approach for schools, written by Neil Barker, provides practical, hands-on activities to assist school leaders in developing collective leadership skills and practices. In this exclusive extract from the book, Barker is discussing the importance of understanding your school’s unique context and creating a leadership approach that is aligned with the needs of that school community.

School leadership: Cultivating collective efficacy
School leadership: Cultivating collective efficacy

What will it take to strengthen the pipeline of educators to take on the complex role of school leadership and cultivate collective efficacy to improve outcomes for all students? That’s the challenge at the heart of the Menzies School Leadership Incubator.

Researching education: 5 further readings on reflective practice
Researching education: 5 further readings on reflective practice

What do you understand to be involved in the process of reflective practice? How does the process of reflective practice in Australia compare to an international approach? In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we share 5 readings on the topic of reflective practice.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Oral language to enhance literacy
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Oral language to enhance literacy

Leading improvement in literacy teaching and learning, written by Associate Professor Robyn Cox supports teachers and school leaders in their understanding of the intricacies of teaching literacy and the best ways to improve practices. In this exclusive excerpt from the book, Cox discusses the importance of oral language learning in the early years.

Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation
Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation

A new research study is currently being undertaken to investigate the factors that help or stop young female students participating in digital technologies at school. In this article, the research team share their findings so far, and resources for teachers and students.

Researching education: 5 further readings on inclusive environments for gender diversity
Researching education: 5 further readings on inclusive environments for gender diversity

In our most recent annual reader survey, many of you told us you’d like more content on the topic of student wellbeing. In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we share 5 readings on the topic of gender diversity in schools from researchers in Australia and overseas.