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Learning from lockdown – redefining school community collaboration
Learning from lockdown – redefining school community collaboration

The Knox School has worked with Monash University to research what teachers would like to take forward (and leave behind) from the remote learning experience. Three key areas of change were identified. This second article in a series focuses on school community collaboration.

Student transition: building relationships and setting expectations
Student transition: building relationships and setting expectations

After the disruption caused to schooling throughout 2020, students might be feeling a bit different about the return to school this year. Here, we speak to Associate Professor Dr Anne Coffey about how to best support students transition into the new school year, and what to be mindful of.

Parent satisfaction with schools during COVID
Parent satisfaction with schools during COVID

Leaders and teachers moved swiftly to ensure continuity of children’s learning during the COVID pandemic, and parents and carers in Australia certainly appreciated their efforts, with a new survey showing high levels of satisfaction with how schools adapted.

Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness
Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness

The yourstoryourjourney website has been created to help teachers and school leaders form relationships and partnerships with communities and parents to achieve better educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Changing school leadership during COVID-19
Changing school leadership during COVID-19

Building strong, purposeful relationships with staff, students and school communities is a trait of highly effective principals – but what happens to that relationship dynamic when expected ways of working suddenly change?

Mental health has never been more important
Mental health has never been more important

‘These are unprecedented times and teachers have done an incredible job adapting to the many challenges the pandemic has presented.’ In her latest Teacher article, Julia Gillard discusses how Australian schools have been putting a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing, and shares advice and resources to support staff, students and families.

Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years
Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years

A new research-based series encourages early years educators to take advantage of everyday teaching and learning opportunities to improve young children’s scientific understanding, and shares four step-by-step activities for the classroom or learning at home.

Podcast: How schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching'
Podcast: How schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching'

In today’s podcast we’re talking with Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy about continuity of teaching and learning during COVID-19, trying to understand and mitigate the impacts on student outcomes, how schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching’, and how the experience could lead to future changes and innovations in practice.

COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school
COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school

‘For some, this transition will be filled with as much anxiety as the first day of school or the school year.’ In this reader submission, Dr Carl Leonard and Dr Gail Brown provide tips and suggestions for teachers and leaders to help manage the transition for all students, and particularly those with additional needs.

COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning
COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unique challenges for early years educators as they move to a remote learning approach. In today’s article, Dr Deborah Price discusses some practical ways for embracing the teaching and learning opportunities this new environment provides.