Engagement

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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.

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.

Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness
Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness

When students experience prolonged absences from school due to serious illness, it can bring up unique emotional, social and educational challenges for the student, their teacher and classmates. In this article, Year 5 teacher at Waverly College, Jennifer Hoare, shares some strategies the school uses to support students experiencing illness.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 39: Student welfare
Teacher Staffroom Episode 39: Student welfare

Student welfare has come sharply into focus over the past few years as the pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for students and teachers alike. There’s a lot to explore around student welfare in the Teacher archives, and this month we’re bringing you some recent examples.

Improving menstrual health education in schools
Improving menstrual health education in schools

Most schools will have students who experience some level of menstrual pain during their schooling years. So, how well are teachers prepared to deliver menstrual health education, and how can they better support students whose education may be impacted by menstrual pain?

Reader-response: Boosting students’ critical reading skills
Reader-response: Boosting students’ critical reading skills

Developing children’s reading skills as they start primary school can often mean meeting children at a range of different levels. In this article, we speak with Dr Lexie Scherer who explains how the reader-response method can help teachers find that special ‘hook’ that can open a child up to the wonders of reading.

Changing classroom practice – introducing flexible seating
Changing classroom practice – introducing flexible seating

‘There is not a set seating plan. Students choose where to sit according to the task, their learning needs and preferences at any point in time.’ In this reader submission, teachers Heath Henwood and Emily Hales share how they transformed a Year 6 classroom from the traditional rows of desk layout to flexible seating.

How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools
How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

How can schools better engage families in their students’ learning? Dr Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, shares the findings from a research initiative she has led at CUE on school engagement with families, along with some practical tips for building school-family engagement.

Podcast special: Deadly Science with Corey Tutt
Podcast special: Deadly Science with Corey Tutt

In this podcast special, we’re joined by Corey Tutt OAM, founder and CEO of Deadly Science – an organisation that provides science resources to remote schools in Australia, to inspire and celebrate the next generation of Indigenous people in STEM.

Broadening students’ horizons: Literacy in rural schools
Broadening students’ horizons: Literacy in rural schools

For many of Australia’s regional and rural schools, accessing culturally relevant reading material can be a challenge. Here, we speak to Principal Jeff Parker and Early Childhood Leader Monique Marzocchi from Clyde Fenton Primary School in Katherine, Northern Territory, about how the school is working to improve student literacy.