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Cyberbullying intervention – practical considerations for teachers
Cyberbullying intervention – practical considerations for teachers

In this year’s Teacher survey, lots of you wanted more information on how best to support students targeted by cyberbullying. Dr Roberta Thompson is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. Here, she discusses strategies to help teachers feel more confident in dealing with cyberbullying, related research findings, and helpful resources.

A creative approach to teacher recruitment
A creative approach to teacher recruitment

When recruiting staff for their foundation team, leaders at Dayton Primary School threw out the concept of traditional job interviews and instead enlisted the help of Joel Birch from Firebird Learning to host a recruitment session incorporating Lego Serious Play.

Q&A: School students’ connecting with experts on climate change
Q&A: School students’ connecting with experts on climate change

In this Q&A, Teacher speaks to Dr Gabi Mocatta about the Curious Climate Schools project. The initiative connects experts with schools so that students can have their questions about climate change answered.

From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming
From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

The Deadly Gaming action research pilot project is investigating how the use of digital gaming might engage and motivate Indigenous learners in the primary school years. In this reader submission, project leader Dr Troy Meston shares details of the initiative and some of the early findings.

Q&A: Practicing Restorative Justice in schools
Q&A: Practicing Restorative Justice in schools

In the second part of a Q&A with Teacher, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Culture and Society at Monash University, Dr Kristin Reimer, explains how a Restorative Justice Framework can be understood and used within a school context.

Education Q&A: What is a Restorative Justice Framework?
Education Q&A: What is a Restorative Justice Framework?

In this Q&A, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Culture and Society at Monash University, Dr Kristin Reimer, unpacks the philosophical framework of Restorative Justice and how this framework can be understood within a school context.

Action research: School-based interventions for student mental health
Action research: School-based interventions for student mental health

Last year, staff at Skillset Senior College investigated the impact of school-based interventions on student mental health. The research findings have recently been published. In this article, we speak to Dr Martin Hughes about the interventions and the positive impact of the action research project on students and staff.

Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation
Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation

‘De-implementation is the art and science of removing an approach, practice, initiative, or program that is no longer meeting student and school needs’. In this article, Evidence for Learning’s Susannah Schoeffel and Michael Rosenbrock share what there is to gain from de-implementation, and considerations for schools.

Resilience at work: Vicarious trauma in teaching and practical classroom strategies
Resilience at work: Vicarious trauma in teaching and practical classroom strategies

Teachers do their best to support student wellbeing, and often this can mean supporting a student who may be showing signs of posttraumatic stress at school. In this article, Dr Emily Berger shares trauma-informed strategies that teachers can use in the classroom to support both student and teacher wellbeing.

What does the latest global research evidence tell us about impactful professional development?
What does the latest global research evidence tell us about impactful professional development?

‘PD needs to be well-designed, selected, and implemented so that the investment is used well.’ In our latest reader submission, Hannah Matthews and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning share the mechanisms of professional development, and how schools can consider the overall quality of PD programs for their school setting.