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School leadership: Attracting and retaining teachers
School leadership: Attracting and retaining teachers

Attracting and retaining effective teachers to build and maintain a strong team can be difficult for principals and systems. Here, we find out how the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns has been working to tackle teacher supply and demand issues in Far North Queensland.

Leadership: Changing school priorities in challenging times
Leadership: Changing school priorities in challenging times

Planning ahead to meet the professional learning needs of staff to improve teaching effectiveness in your school is an important aspect of a principal’s work. But, what happens when these plans get overtaken by events?

Whole-school approaches to student wellbeing – six key factors
Whole-school approaches to student wellbeing – six key factors

A review by researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute into different approaches over the last decade to improving student wellbeing has highlighted six key learnings to help drive decision-making in schools. Find out more about the recommendations and other findings from the review in today’s article.

Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – trying a new sport
Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – trying a new sport

With the Tokyo 2020 Games finally set to go ahead this year, there will be plenty of inspiration on show. So, why not shake up your exercise routine and try something new? Olympic athletes will compete across 33 sports and Paralympic athletes across 22. From Badminton to Sport Climbing, here are six suggestions to get you started.

Leadership: Driving an effective school Reconciliation Action Plan
Leadership: Driving an effective school Reconciliation Action Plan

Creating and implementing a school Reconciliation Action Plan is a way to formalise your commitment to building and sustaining strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, embedding respect, and providing opportunities to improve outcomes for students and the wider community.

Infographic: Teachers who work second jobs
Infographic: Teachers who work second jobs

A new paper explores US data on public school teachers working a second job, outside the education system. What proportion of full-time teachers worked a second job? What type of jobs did they take? And, what were their average earnings? Find out in this infographic.

Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID
Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID

McKinsey surveyed teachers around the world for their views on the effectiveness of remote learning during the COVID-19 school closures. Teachers were asked to reflect on their experiences in the first few months of the pandemic, scoring the effectiveness on a scale of one to 10. Find out the results in today’s infographic.

Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers
Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers

Integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum has seen these Queensland students conduct a hands-on inquiry into the science of the woomera – an Australian Aboriginal spear-throwing device. Find out more about the project and curriculum links in today’s article.

‘Big five’ education challenges: Deepening our understanding of 21st Century skills
‘Big five’ education challenges: Deepening our understanding of 21st Century skills

Considerable progress has been made in defining 21st Century skills, but curriculum implementation is the next hurdle. That was one of the messages to come out of the first webinar revisiting the ‘big five’ education challenges facing Australian schools.

A snapshot of school leaders’ health and wellbeing in a ‘horror’ year
A snapshot of school leaders’ health and wellbeing in a ‘horror’ year

The findings of Australia’s annual snapshot of principal health and wellbeing have just been released. And, if you’re an educator you won’t be surprised to hear that ‘extremely long hours and constant exposure to stress’ left school leaders exhausted in 2020, as first fires, then floods, then a pandemic pushed them to their limits.