As an educator, finding the time to discuss matters you are finding challenging with colleagues, to seek advice and reflect on your practice, might seem impossible. In this episode, we’re joined by Dr Anne Southall and Associate Professor Fiona Gardner to hear about their development of a reflective circles education model.
It is widely acknowledged that teaching is a stressful job, and the global events of the past few years have added an enormous amount of extra pressure on those working in education. In today’s episode we share some of the pieces we’ve published on the topic of teacher health and wellbeing.
The new country report Education Policy Outlook in Australia has highlighted the fact that 'The disciplinary climate in schools in Australia was among the least favourable in the OECD according to students' reports in PISA 2018'. In this infographic we take a look at those PISA survey statistics, and how Australia compares with 11 other countries.
‘There is a need for schools to have consistent and clear approaches to behaviour that set and maintain behaviour expectations ...’ Katherine Dix, Tom Cain, Karina Stocker and Susannah Schoeffel discuss 6 key recommendations from a new guidance report, and share some common challenges and implementation tips for how to overcome them.
School Assembly is the podcast that explores what it takes to build a new school from the ground up. In Series 1 we’re following Principal Dr Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr as they navigate the exciting challenge at Dayton Primary School in Western Australia. In Episode 8 we’re talking about building the school ethos and culture.
Effective teaching and learning go hand in hand with supporting the health and wellbeing needs of students and, just as importantly, staff and school leaders. In this Q&A we speak to high school teacher Sue Webb, whose book Teachers Cry Too shares her struggle with and recovery from mental illness.
How can schools encourage students that are capable readers, but have no interest in reading for pleasure, to read more frequently? This is the underlying question that drove the research project of English teacher and 2021 Reading Australia Fellowship recipient Edwina West.
In your school, what initiatives do you have in place to engage students in learning about sustainability? At one school in Victoria, sustainability is embedded across the school, and in this episode, their sustainability coordinator joins us to discuss their journey to prioritising sustainability as a school community.
‘Teachers having space to discuss their emotions and the issues that evoke them leads to a higher probability of finding creative and collaborative ways to manage them,’ Dr Jean Hopman writes in her article on how to navigate the emotional work of teaching.
Our guest for this episode of our Behaviour Management podcast series is Professor Ken Rigby – Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia and a leading international researcher in the area of bullying in schools.