Student engagement

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Helping students cope with stress and trauma
Helping students cope with stress and trauma

‘Schools are increasingly being asked to support the mental health and wellbeing of our children and this has created an opportunity to reframe the teaching the learning environment.’ Ben Sacco discusses three elements – safety, relational trust, and shared language – that can directly support schools to improve teaching, learning and wellbeing.

Research Q&A: Active breaks to improve focus and learning
Research Q&A: Active breaks to improve focus and learning

A new study involving students in Grades 1 and 2 from three primary schools in Melbourne has assessed the impact of implementing active breaks throughout the school day on the focus and learning of students.

VR in education – listening to student and teacher feedback
VR in education – listening to student and teacher feedback

In their series for Teacher on Virtual Reality in education, Dr Susan O’Donnell and Adrian Rayner have explored the potential of VR technology and five elements of a successful school program. In this final instalment, they share feedback from students and staff who have been using the technology in their learning and teaching.

School Improvement Episode 33: Reading engagement in rural schools
School Improvement Episode 33: Reading engagement in rural schools

In this episode of School Improvement, we’re taking you to a school in rural New South Wales where students in Years 5 to 9 are reading 12 books each year. Head of Middle School and English teacher Alex Wharton joins us to share how this has been achieved.

A STEM program to develop digital literacy
A STEM program to develop digital literacy

Teachers at Kalkie State School have designed and delivered a pilot STEM program aimed at increasing student engagement in science and technologies and improving digital literacy for both staff and students. Digital Technologies teacher Samantha Ephraims shares the details in today’s reader submission.

Our approach to improving boys’ health and wellbeing
Our approach to improving boys’ health and wellbeing

Christ Church Grammar School in Perth established The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing to ensure staff were consistently striving to offer a holistic, well-rounded educational experience. In today’s article, the centre’s Director Liam Casson explains the school’s health and wellbeing strategy, and why collaboration is a key enabler.

Research Q&A: Increasing physical activity in the early years
Research Q&A: Increasing physical activity in the early years

A new study by researchers at the University of Canberra has seen three- and four-year olds increase their daily total physical activity by 28 minutes, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity by 16 minutes. In today’s Q&A, Dr Rohan Telford and Professor Dick Telford discuss the key findings and the importance of physical literacy in developing primary school readiness.

Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart
Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart

Music Teacher and Deputy Principal Sarah Donnelley was named winner of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award last term for the impact she has had on students at Wilcannia Central School through her use of music as a tool for engagement, and her creativity during periods of remote teaching and learning.

Podcast: Excellence in Science teaching – gifted students, conservation, and school partnerships
Podcast: Excellence in Science teaching – gifted students, conservation, and school partnerships

The winners of the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in primary and secondary schools have been announced. Darren Hamley from Willetton Senior High School in Western Australia and Sarah Fletcher from Bonython Primary School in the ACT were awarded with the prizes, and they both join us in today’s episode.

Creating effective classroom displays – encouraging belonging and ownership
Creating effective classroom displays – encouraging belonging and ownership

There are many ways to approach decorating your classroom with wall displays. Here, we speak to Professor Peter Barrett about what the research says on how to utilise classroom displays to encourage student belonging and ownership.