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The 10 000 steps myth: Aspects of walking most beneficial to our overall wellbeing
The 10 000 steps myth: Aspects of walking most beneficial to our overall wellbeing

How does walking benefit our physical and mental health? How many steps do we need to do to see benefits to our overall wellbeing? In this article, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Matthew Ahmadi shares the origin of the 10 000 steps per day goal, and how we can still see substantial benefits from fewer steps.

World Teachers’ Day 2021: Teacher views on the profession
World Teachers’ Day 2021: Teacher views on the profession

As Australia marks World Teachers’ Day, a new survey report released to coincide with the celebrations shines a light on school educators’ passion for and dedication to the profession and lifelong learning. But it also reveals how the job is taking a toll on their wellbeing.

Managing gut pain to maintain wellbeing
Managing gut pain to maintain wellbeing

It’s believed up to 4.1 per cent of the global population are living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As our awareness of IBS increases, talk about a promising dietary treatment for symptoms – a low FODMAP diet – has become increasingly frequent. So, how can IBS affect your wellbeing? And, what exactly is a low FODMAP diet?

Strategies to promote inclusion in health and physical education, and beyond
Strategies to promote inclusion in health and physical education, and beyond

‘Health and Physical Education (HPE) is fundamental for supporting young people to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to engage in lifelong health, movement and physical activity behaviours. Ensuring all young people have the opportunity to develop this knowledge is a crucial responsibility for all physical educators.’ Dr Laura Alfrey and Professor Ruth Jeanes share practical strategies for promoting inclusion in HPE.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 31: Highlighting Indigenous excellence
Teacher Staffroom Episode 31: Highlighting Indigenous excellence

What is excellence in Indigenous education? This is a topic that’s been widely explored on Teacher this month and in today’s episode, we run you through some of the highlights. This includes a podcast on delivering Indigenous content in the curriculum, and a submission that explores how Indigenous peoples, school leaders and educators conceptualise what excellence in Indigenous education is or could be.

Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days
Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days

‘Over the Christmas break last year, I decided to commit myself to being active every day for at least 28 days in a row so that I could develop a healthy habit.’ Tamara Smith from St Mary’s Memorial School in South Australia shares how she began walking every day and the positive effect it’s had.

Book Review: If You Build It…
Book Review: If You Build It…

Primary school educator Gary Romeo shares his book review of If You Build It…, a memoir by American actor Dwier Brown, which delves into themes of fate and family relationships.

Self-compassion to boost wellbeing
Self-compassion to boost wellbeing

We know what it means to be kind and compassionate towards others, but practicing self-compassion can be something that many people struggle with. So, what is self-compassion? And, what impact does it have on our overall health and wellbeing? We speak to Dr Judy Pickard from the University of Wollongong to find out more.

Student motivation and engagement in PE
Student motivation and engagement in PE

Getting students engaged and invested in their learning leads to improved outcomes. It also makes the lesson a more enjoyable experience for everyone, including the teacher. Enhanced lesson engagement was just one of the benefits of a small-scale study focusing on quality teaching in Physical Education.

The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom
The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom

How effectively do you think you’re delivering Indigenous content in the curriculum? Would you say you have enough knowledge and confidence in this area? A program established by the University of New South Wales’ Matraville Education Partnership is looking to address these two areas of teacher practice.